750 MC Organisation & Recruitment Plans
The board has been reviewing the shape of the club’s organisation and our ability to support member activities with the following objectives:
• to develop and grow non racing activities and member benefits
• to allow our senior resource to focus on the strategic and added value activities
• to bring in specialist marketing and event management expertise
• to provide continuity and retention of expertise if a key team member leaves, with development potential for team members.
With Competition Secretary Chris Norman leaving the team (see recent press release), the board has decided to phase in the implementation of a new organisation starting immediately. In summary this means that we will move from our current team of 2 (Competition Secretary and Administration Assistant) to a future team of two and a “half”, in other words, a team of 2 full time and 1 part time roles, which will be as follows:
Commercial Manager – the senior role which will focus on membership / business development, planning, procurement & performance management. This will be a part time (3 days/week) role.
Events & Marketing Manager – this full time role will focus on detailed race meeting planning, race meeting operations and support as well as marketing and promotion support to all club activities.
Administration Assistant – this full time role will continue to provide support to all members and the team across all the club’s activities. Our long term aim is to have all 3 roles based in a new office location in the Midlands which will provide a permanent “home” for the club, with appropriate, more centralised storage facilities as well as allowing us to reduce the costs of meeting room hire for board and committee meetings.
With Chris leaving, we are delighted & very appreciative that Robin Knight has agreed to step in and work with us on a temporary contract basis while we transition to the new structure and recruit the Commercial Manager and Events & Marketing Manager. Sharon will continue in her current role as the club’s Admin Assistant and Robin has agreed that we can continue to use Rose Farm as the club’s office during this period.
The recruitment of the 2 new roles will be coordinated by Colin Chapman with other board members making up the selection panel. Applications for the role of Events & Marketing Manager are invited immediately and our plan is to complete the selection process for this role before year end. Any interested applicants or any club members who know of any potential applicants, please forward a cover letter and CV to Colin at: Colin.Chapman@750mc.co.uk by November 30th. We will defer the recruitment of the Commercial Manager until 1Q 2012 but please encourage any potential applicants to contact Colin and register an interest.
Background Note: The 750 Motor Club has its roots in low cost motorsport and during a history of over 70 years has helped launched the careers of many of our famous engineers and race drivers through our strong variety of race series and championships. The club has a full season of motorsport in preparation for 2012, with 12 race weekends, including the unique Birkett Relay race, and our wide variety of championships.