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JOB NEWS: VIP Venue Manager, UEFA EURO 2020 Host Venue City, Glasgow

The mission of the Guest Management & Protocol (VIPS) project is to plan and professionally execute guest service operations, as well as manage all protocol matters according to UEFA protocol. 


Furthermore, to ensure that the guests experience a seamless consistent journey throughout the tournament, no matter their assigned level of service, where they receive a professional, informative and client focused service and feel welcomed in all key locations.


Full description

Key Responsibilities

Communication and cooperation:

  • Report and communicate in accordance with UEFA EURO 2020 requirements
  • Report to the LOS Guest Services City Manager and liaise with the VIPS project team at UEFA in accordance with UEFA EURO 2020 requirements
  • Follow all change management communication procedures with the hotline, transport, airport and hotel teams and the VIPS project team at UEFA
  • Collaborate with HPRO on the VIP areas, training of staff as well as any coordination / protocol requirements for corporate guests
  • Coordinate briefings and meetings as required to ensure all relevant projects and stakeholders are aware of guest service operational requirements
  • Close coordination with security on requirements and match attendance
  • Collaborate with ICT and ACCS to ensure VIP access management operations run smoothly
  • Coordinate with participating national teams and government stakeholders on VIP operations


VIPS workforce responsibilities

  • Participate in the training of hostesses and volunteers of the VIPS venue team and possible corporate hospitality team (tbc)
  • Support the LOS Guest Services City Manager in all guest service area trainings


Event-time Responsibilities

  • Lead along-side the UEFA Guest Liaison Officer the onsite VIPS venue team and ensure excellent customer service is delivered at all touchpoints of the guests journey at the venue
  • Represent UEFA Guest Management and Protocol and ensure the implementation of all UEFA protocol guidelines and procedures
  • Update and amend the VIPS team shift schedule ensuring policies are followed
  • Chair the onsite match day-1 protocol meeting together with the guest liaison officer
  • Coordinate and deliver match day briefings for VIPS venue team and guest service staff
  • Ensure that the levels of service delivered at the venue are in accordance with the different target groups received
  • Ensure that VIP ticket printing, fulfillment, VIP pass distribution, and last minute ticket collection operations are executed accurately and efficiently
  • Validate all last minute VIP ticketing decisions with the guest liaison officer or the VIPS project team at UEFA
  • Ensure all staff are aware of the entire venue flow of VIP and corporate guests
  • Cross check of all VIP areas prior to match
  • Prepare team walkie-talkies and technical equipment for match day operations
  • Set-up the VIP Tribune “heart area”, ensure head rests are placed according to the latest agreed seating plan by the VIPS project team at UEFA
  • Oversee all VIP access control points and welcome points, guaranteeing their functionality and troubleshooting when necessary
  • Report on all operational information and procedures that could have a potential impact on the VIP areas, taking into consideration the impact to other areas belonging to different projects
  • Troubleshoot and handle approved adjustments for the delivery of guest management and protocol operations
  • Ensure all guest management staff follow the service excellence principles and adhere to the uniform policy
  • Ensure sustainable usage of all items and monitor usage
  • Dismantle and ensure all areas of responsibility are handed back as they were found
  • Pack, label and ship all required items according to the packing lists
  • Support the LOS Guest Services City Manager on any logistic tasks required



  • Submit reporting and debriefs according to provided guidelines and deadlines
  • Complete statistic requirements on VIP operations and guest attendance according to deadlines
  • Ensure logistics item list is always up-to-date


Profile of successful candidate


Must-have requirements

  • Full professional proficiency in English (both oral and written)
  • Experience in guest management operations and customer service
  • Experience in a supervisory position working with guest service staff
  • Advanced in Excel and very comfortable with ICT systems
  • Presentation skills and diplomacy
  • Ability to remain calm and perform under pressure
  • Excellent communication skills and diplomacy


Additional requirements

  • Communication proficiency in the local language of the venue is benefit
  • Previous protocol experience is a plus


For the full job description and details on how to apply, click here.


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