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Job Vacancy: Junior Events Manager / Beach Handball


JOB VACANCY: Junior Events Manager / Beach Handball

  • Starting date: immediately, working hours: 40 hours/week

  • Department: BU Beach Handball / Competition, BU Manager: Ivana Jelic

The European Handball Federation is strengthening its beach handball department. Join us and experience the exciting adventure of European beach handball events coming to life and shape future events with us!

Reporting directly to the business unit manager, the Event Manager Beach Handball will be solely responsible for the support and administration of the European Beach Handball Tour (ebt) and will be involved in the organisation of all other beach handball events and projects.

The EHF has the following main beach handball competitions during one year:

  • ebt season

  • ebt Finals

  • EUROs (Youth/yearly and senior/every second year)

  • BH Championships (EURO Qualifiers)

  • Champions Cup

Additionally a new competition was introduced in cooperation with the European University Sport Association (EUSA) and beach handball will be included in the EUSA Games 2020.

The role will include the active development of procedures and guidelines for competitions, support with all beach handball tasks and projects, presence on-site for events and related activities, interdepartmental collaboration will also be expected.

Fluency in English, experience in event organisation and management are essential for this position.

Key tasks and responsibilities:

  • Entire administration and troubleshooting during the ebt season

  • Event preparation:

    • Organiser bidding documentation

    • Registration of teams

    • Team information and communication

    • Support with local organiser coordination

    • Event material preparation and coordination of shipments

    • Support in partners handling and material orders

  • Event management on-site:

    • Technical meeting preparation and presentation

    • Office & technical infrastructure set-up

    • Match scouting verification and trouble shooting

    • Team officials contact person

  • Online testing administration and implementation of a new eLearning portal

  • Development programme support

  • Further development and implementation of marketing and event organisation standards

Person specification:

  • Minimum 2-3 years’ event management experience

  • Business administration/event management or marketing degree

  • MS Office – Power User

  • Fluent English (business level both written and spoken), ability to also work in German would be an advantage

  • Structured approach to tasks and reliable

  • Good communication skills

  • Ability to work on own initiative and to think one step ahead

  • High level of self-motivation and independence

  • Willingness to learn and travel

  • Sport enthusiast and interest in sports industry

  • Background in beach handball and/or knowledge of the sport also an advantage

About the EHF

The EHF is the umbrella organisation for handball in Europe and has 50 member federations. Its tasks include the organisation and management of high-profile handball competitions such as the Men’s and Women’s EHF Champions League and EHF EURO events. The federation’s broad range of responsibilities also includes managing player transfers, development and education programmes as well as the promotion of forms of the game including beach handball and wheelchair handball. 65+ members of staff from 19 different nations work at the EHF headquarters in Vienna, which is home to both the EHF and its marketing arm, EHF Marketing GmbH. More information at: and via the EHF Business Report 2019:

Making an application:

For more information or to apply for the Event Manager Beach Handball position send your current CV and a covering letter explaining why you would like to work for the EHF Business Unit Beach Handball and what you feel that you can bring to the role by email to: (subject: ‘Junior Events Manager / Beach Handball’). Deadline for applications is 21 February 2020.

This is a full-time position (40 hours) working at the EHF Office in Vienna, with an immediate start. Intensive working periods will occur the months prior to the events; applicants shall be able and willing to travel regularly and over periods of up to two weeks. The starting gross salary is € 30,800 per year (negotiable depending on qualifications and previous experience).

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