Glasgow based recruitment agency Search Consultancy has signed a Tier 2 deal to become the Official Recruitment Agency for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games as the recruitment programme to fill 1,044 jobs begins, with 1,044 days to go.
The UK multi-sector recruitment specialist, headquartered in Glasgow, will be responsible for attracting and recruiting 1,044 people from now until the Opening Ceremony on 23rd July 2014, equating to a job a day.
Glasgow 2014’s workforce will be central to the success of the Games and will comprise a vast number of roles across a range of sectors, from technical sporting roles to corporate positions to event management.
With jobs advertised locally and via the Glasgow 2014 website at glasgow2014.com/jobs, the search for dedicated, skilled and talented individuals to make up the Games workforce will start from today.
Glasgow 2014 Chief Executive David Grevemberg said:
“We have 1,044 days until the Opening Ceremony and I am delighted to announce that Search has officially become part of our Glasgow 2014 Family to recruit 1,044 jobs for the Organising Committee.
“Search’s ethos is founded on finding the best of Scottish talent across a range of sectors, and as we will be recruiting so many people in a short period of time we need that all-important local knowledge to deliver the skilled workforce to stage an outstanding Games in three years’ time.
“It goes without saying that Search will help us deliver a huge economic boost to Glasgow and Scotland in recruiting these 1,044 jobs, and leave a lasting and positive legacy for the Scottish workforce.”
Simone Lockhart, Managing Director of Search Consultancy in Scotland said:
“Today marks the start of the search for enthusiastic, talented and skilled people to come and work for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games. We’re delighted to be providing the official recruitment services and are committed to finding the very best people to deliver an exceptional Games for the city of Glasgow.
“Each and every one of the 1,044 roles we’re recruiting for will provide someone with a unique opportunity to be part of an exciting once-in-a-lifetime event. As a company established in Glasgow, we’re proud to be associated with something of this scale which will undoubtedly make history for the city and its people.”
Minister for Commonwealth Games and Sport Shona Robison said:
“As well as bringing an international sporting spectacle to Scotland, hosting the Commonwealth Games is a tremendous opportunity to create new jobs and boost our economy. This latest sponsorship package, the second to be announced in just a matter of days, will provide the recruitment expertise to deliver on this opportunity for Scotland. The agreement with Search Consultancy Ltd is another positive step towards delivering a memorable Commonwealth Games in Glasgow that is on time and on budget.”
Councillor Archie Graham, Executive Member for the Commonwealth Games at Glasgow City Council, said:
“The Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games will bring many benefits to the city. One of the main impacts the Games will have is the number of jobs created to prepare for and host the Games, which leave the legacy of a skilled workforce in the city. It is great news that the Organising Committee alone will employ 1,044 people to help deliver what will be a fantastic time for Glasgow.”
Jon Doig, Chief Executive, Commonwealth Games Scotland said:
“From our extensive experience of the Commonwealth Games, it is vital that the organisers appoint the right people to the right roles at the right time. Quality, experienced staff operating to the highest professional standards gives the participating teams the confidence that their needs are being met and that the Games will be a success. We welcome Search on board in this specialist area and wish them all the very best in their quest to achieve this.”
Note to Editors
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• Search Consultancy is a UK wide multi-sector recruitment solutions company.
• Founded in 1987 in Glasgow, the business has 13 offices, 20 specialist divisions and over 500 consultants across the UK.