Published 2 months ago
Head of Event Experience (Maternity cover)
Full time
London, - United Kingdom
Required degree level: Bachelor
3-5 years experience is required

Head of Event Experience (Maternity cover)

Please note: this role is a fixed-term contract to cover maternity.

About us

The ABB FIA Formula E Championship is the world’s first fully-electric international single-seater racing series and one of the fastest growing sports on the planet. Consisting of some of the world’s finest drivers and greatest car manufacturers, the Championship brings close-combat, wheel-to-wheel racing to the streets of the most progressive cities.

Formula E is more than just a race. With a grid made up of all-electric cars, it’s a competitive platform to test and develop road-relevant technologies, helping to refine the design of electric vehicles while promoting the uptake of clean mobility to tackle air pollution on a global scale.

Working with us

At Formula E, we have created an environment that supports our colleagues to perform at their best. We are innovative, curious and we love the world we live in which is why we value sustainability. We believe that work should be fun and, whilst we are passionate about delivery, we are one team and supporting each other is key to our success.

Your role

The Head of Event Experience (maternity cover) role is an event and experiential position running the Formula E fan experience, with a key focus on the operational delivery of the Allianz E-Village. 

The Allianz E-Village is a global touring fan festival devoted to showcasing electric street racing, experiencing the latest global innovations driving forward sustainable futures and being ​surrounded by entertainment. All of this builds up to the pinnacle of the day – the exhilarating combative Formula E all electric race and podium ceremony.

The Allianz E-Village is an inclusive and accessible event, meaning that it is designed to deliver a lasting experience for our audience with activities for families and motorsport fanatics alike. Fans are brought ​up close and personal with the championship through activities with the drivers, including public autograph sessions, fans racing drivers in the E-Race and a podium ceremony that puts the fans at the heart of the celebration.​

S7 will likely look different to previous seasons and therefore the fan experience may vary from event to event to ensure we deliver opportunities in our markets to engage fans while working to covid requirements.


What you will be doing

Managing and supporting the Event Experience Team through their event planning and delivery to ensure we provide a world class fan experience in all markets

Responsible for the management of a substantial budget, including budget setting, management, reporting and P&L

Ensure information flows between teams - especially to all involved in the operational execution of the events, including our Teams and Partners

Review all planning to develop best practices and ensure cross event consistency

Delivery of two events in the S7 calendar

Continuous improvement to understand issues as they arise, adapt and implement new systems or processes to avoid future issues

Act as the key point of contact for all questions and delegate as required to create project working streams

Implimentation of new technologies (alongside the tech and digital teams) to facilitate enhanced fan experiences but deliver covid safe events

Review and oversee Covid plan implimentation for the general public in collaboration with the wider planning teams and health professionals

Attend all events in the calendar (where a fan experience is delivered) to act as an escalation point and sign off the event to open

Overall responsibility for Public F&B, Event Presentation (giant screen content), Podium (including trophies), Grid Ambassadors, entertainment and support staff 

Ensure S8 planning is underway and ontrack while still delivering S7 events

What we are looking for

10+ years’ event experience working on large, international experiential projects (festivals, sports fan zones, etc)

Creative mind to integrate and develop experiencial narratives into the event

Proven leader with management experience, ideally with experience in managing remote/travelling teams

Adept at defining clear roles and responsibilities for those in your team 

Experience managing a 7-figure P&L

Excellent global production knowledge required (planning, permits, scheduling, logistics, H&S, AV)

Solid agency management experience 

Strong communication skills

Defined experience of working in high pressure situations, including crisis management

Multi-tasker. Must be able to fight fires while simultaneously doing 3 other things

Resilient, restless, energetic, can-doer

Managing multiple stakeholders and being equipt to find consensus

Solution orientated. Always

Organised and ability to prioritise effectively

Culturally astute to work in an international environment and amongst a diverse global workforce

Proficiency in English and at least one other language preferred

Passion for motorsport beneficial but not essential

Due to the number of applications we receive, ONLY successful applicants will be contacted.

PLEASE NOTE: It is unlawful to employ a person in a UK-based job who does not have permission to live and work in the UK. You should make yourself aware of how immigration laws apply to your situation before applying for any jobs. Formula E is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We offer a unique opportunity, a competitive salary and an environment that inspires innovation and supports professionals to perform at their best in their chosen fields.


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