General Manager – ICC Global Cricket Academy

Dubai Sports City
Dubai, UAE

Ref: HP924-53
Dubai Sports City

The Role


The Role


Dubai Sports City and the International Cricket Council wishes to appoint the

ICC Global Cricket Academy
General Manager

The ICC Global Cricket Academy (ICC GCA) has been successfully operating at Dubai Sports City (DSC) from October 2010. To further drive the vision of the ICC GCA being the centre of excellence for world cricket, and to ensure that it is managed in a commercially prudent manner, DSC/ICC is now seeking applicants for the position of General Manager. This role is based in Dubai and will ideally commence in September 2012.

The successful applicant will be required to:

• Lead, promote and manage a state-of-the–art sporting facility comprising an indoor cricket venue, outdoor practice facilities and two playing grounds
• Create and execute an approved Business Plan for, and maintain the commercial viability of, the ICC GCA
• Set the ICC GCA’s on-going strategy and devise annual operational plans and budgets, and programming schedules, for approval of the ICC GCA Board
• Recruit and manage ICC GCA staff
• Manage relationships with key ICC GCA stakeholders
• Design and deliver ICC GCA utilisation packages and programs
• Globally, regionally and locally promote and sell the ICC GCA, it’s services and products
• Oversee the operations of international cricket events and initiatives at the ICC GCA
• Maintain a strong and efficient relationship with DSC

Remuneration
Based in the UAE, the remuneration package is tax free, competitive and commensurate with the role.

Requirements


Requirements


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
• Overall 8 years’ experience in the establishment and/or management of a sporting/ entertainment/ hospitality facility and its staff and programs
• Graduate degree in business or sports administration from a recognized university (ideal)
• Extensive marketing and commercial experience in the areas of sport and/or facility management
• Excellent presentation and communication skills including good report writing
• Planning and organisational skills of the highest order
• Able to independently lead a major business
• Cross-cultural understanding
• Experience of managing events and/or delivering programs, ideally in an international environment
• Able to develop and deliver against budget
• Passion for sport and an understanding of world cricket.

Application process
If you believe that you have the qualifications and can meet the challenge, please apply online before July 15, 2012.
Please note: Due to the volume of applications received your application will not be personally acknowledged and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

About the Company


About the Company


Dubai Sports City is spread in 50 million sq km in the heart of Dubai Land, offering world class facilities in sports, commercial and residential real estate. It's been conceptualized as a city within a city, where you can get everything from state-of-the-art sports venues and international sporting events, to top of the line sports academies, providing a platform for youth development, recreational sporting facilities, residential and commercial developments, together with all the related amenities expected in a purpose-built city, including international schools, medical facilities, hotels, community centers and entertainment venues.

• The world's first integrated sports city
• Centrally located on Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road, Dubai Sports City is 20 minutes away from the Airport, 10 minutes from the Mall of the Emirates, and 5 minutes drive from the Autodrome
• Formally launched in March 2004 as a cornerstone project of Dubailand
• Total project cost - US$4 billion
• The first facility to be completed in Dubai Sports City was the 18-hole championship golf course, The Els Club, Ernie Els’ first golf course design concept in the Middle East, operational since March 2008
• The ICC Global Cricket Academy (ICC GCA), based at Dubai Sports City, the focal point of world class cricket development, offering players, coaches, umpires and trainers at all levels the opportunity to develop their education and skills
• The Dubai Cricket Stadium opened in April 2009 and has been hosting several international events
• An American curriculum school opened in September 2009 – Currently having over 300 students
• Brand-new, purpose-built nursery, located in Dubai Sports City, is in walking distance of the Victory Heights and Canal Residence West residential community
• The community has self sufficient water and irrigation facilities
• Over 5,000 residents currently living at DSC
• 30,000 new residents expected in the next 5 years with the addition of 1200 new villas and 35 new towers
• 50,000 residents expected once the community reaches its peak
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