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Programme Manager - Dundee

Ref: 1147 Date Posted: Wednesday 13 Sep 2023

Programme Manager – Part-time – Remote                                                                                                 


Join the Scottish Games Network Ltd. as an Programme Manager for Scottish Games Week!


Are you a dynamic and creative individual with a passion for gaming and events production? The Scottish Games Network is seeking an experienced Programme Manager to play a pivotal role in delivering a series of exceptional gaming events across Scotland as part of the 2nd annual Scottish Games Week taking place from October 30th – November 3rd 2023.


About The Company: 


The Scottish Games Network Ltd. is a thriving community that connects and supports the games ecosystem in Scotland. We foster industry collaboration, showcase talent, and promote the growth of Scotland's gaming sector through advocacy, research, events, promotion and business support.


About the role: 


Working alongside the Events Director, The Programme Manager is responsible for planning and executing the speaker programme and content for the key events which make up Scottish Games Week 2023. #SGW23 brings together industry professionals, educators, policy makers, VCs, Govt and the third sector.. Your creativity and meticulous attention to detail will ensure the seamless delivery of quality and engaging content and event experiences..


Key Responsibilities:


  • Create a complete content programme across all of the key events within Scottish Games Week.

  • Collaborate with the SGN team and industry partners  to identify key trends, and the pioneers and thinkers in those areas to identify topics and potential keynotes, speakers, panels and participants.

  • Responsible for speaker acquisition and overseeing the entire speaker experience from briefing to marketing in order to ensure the highest levels of engagement across Scottish Games Week.

  • Liaise with the sponsorship team to integrate sponsors into the programme in a way that delivers value for the sponsor and adds value to the programme

  • Identify opportunities for activities such as workshops, play sessions and other interactive sessions.

  • Monitor and evaluate event success, gather feedback, and identify areas for improvement for future events.


About Scottish Games Week 

We’re a new games event, taking place across the whole of Scotland from October 30th - November 3rd 2023.


We believe in ecosystem not industry. Games are far larger, more diverse and more transformative than any other areas of the digital and creative industries right now. So we’re digging into all of the beautiful and strange ways that games are changing our world.


Our first event in October 22 picked us up a nomination in the MCV/DEVELOP Awards, so we’re planning even bigger, better things for SGW23.


We have five major events taking place this year:

  • SGW Conference (Edinburgh - Oct 30th-31st)

  • Scottish Games Education Network Symposium (Dundee - Nov 1st)

  • Scottish Games Awards (Glasgow - November 2nd)

  • More Than Games (Glasgow - November 3rd)


In addition, we welcome and support satellite and fringe events which take place anywhere around the world and/or online.


About you:


  • Strong project management skills, timeline management, and resource allocation.

  • Excellent organisational abilities with the ability to handle multiple tasks and priorities simultaneously.

  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills to collaborate effectively with speakers, sponsors  and partners.

  • Passion for gaming and knowledge of the gaming industry, its trends, and key players preferred.

  • Creative mindset with the ability to think outside the box and deliver unique event experiences.

  • It would be advantageous if you have some experience as in a similar role, preferably within the gaming or tech industry.


Flexibility to work evenings and weekends as events required but must be available to attend in person all events during Scottish Games Week.


How to apply:


This is an exciting opportunity to be at the forefront of Scotland's vibrant games industry, making a significant impact on its growth and success. As the Programme Manager with the Scottish Games Network, you will have the chance to showcase your talent, build a strong network, and contribute to the thriving gaming community.


To apply, please submit your resume, along with a cover letter detailing your relevant experience and why you are passionate about joining the Scottish Games Network. Join us in shaping the future of games events in Scotland!


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