The appointment of Judith McFarlane to the job of Development Manager with the Royal Caledonian Curling Club has meant there is now a vacancy for a 'Curling Officer' at the Braehead rink. Manager Bruce Harley has moved quickly to advertise for Judith's replacement. The advert says:
An outstanding opportunity has arisen at Braehead Curling. We are actively seeking a creative and motivated individual to further develop and promote a thriving curling business at Braehead.
Financially aware, you will be responsible for achieving targets and will have proven ability in developing team relations. Self driven and customer focussed, this position is hands on and will suit someone with previous experience in a leisure or sports associated development role.
Good IT skills coupled with a drive to succeed are high on the priority list and you will be able to demonstrate good organisational and interpersonal abilities. The successful applicant will be commercially minded and join a team committed to promoting curling and taking the business forward at Braehead.
The position is full time, although part time would be considered depending on circumstances. Due to the nature of the role some weekend and evening work is included. A Disclosure Check at Enhance Level will be required for the successful candidate.
For a job description and application form contact:
Personnel Officer, Braehead Shopping Centre, Management Suite, Kings Inch Road, Glasgow
G51 4BN, or phone 0141 885 1441.
And while we are talking about Braehead, the draw for the North v South Curlathon, September 14-15, has been made.
The sessions are: 6pm - 9pm Friday 14 (Tartan theme); 9pm - midnight (Black & White, sponsored by Robert Wiseman Dairies); Midnight - 3am (Rock'n'Roll); 3am - 6am (Pyjamas);
6am - 9am (Movies); 9am - noon (Around The World); Noon - 3pm (Disney, for junior teams).
The 'celebrities' will be on show Saturday 3pm - 6pm. Signed up already to play are Rhona Martin's full Olympic Gold team, Jackie Lockhart's former World Champions, Sarah Reid's World Junior Champions, Hammy MacMillan and Claire Milne.
Prizegiving and ceilidh with buffet is at the Glynhill Hotel on the Saturday evening.
There is still opportunity to sign up for the Curlathon and join in the fun to raise money for the Highland Hospice and St Vincent's Hospice. More about the event is here, and details on how to get involved are here.
The photo above is of Team Winkie from the 2005 Curlathon at Inverness. Captions required!
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