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Head of events (MTB and CX)

NOTE: the location for this position is flexible across Australia and does not need to be based in Melbourne. 



More than a sport.

Our ambition is to be a global leader in cycling, respected for our positive impact on and off the bike. We are here to ensure that current and future generations experience both the simple joy of riding a bike, and the opportunity to reach their full potential. 

AusCycling is the nation’s peak riding and cycling body, representing more than 5 million Australians who ride bikes. Formed in 2020 from 19 state, territory, and national bodies, AusCycling is responsible for programs, projects and initiatives that encompass BMX, Cyclo-cross, Esports, Track, Mountain Bike, Road, Para and recreational.

We help school kids learn to ride, we stage more than 500 events each year, we nurture clubs and create pathways, and we are responsible for the training, welfare, and performance of Australia’s Olympic, Paralympic, Commonwealth Games and World Championships athletes.

AusCycling is committed to diversity and inclusion, to integrity and clean sport, to building communities and to achieving excellence in the right way.


Team Purpose 

AusCycling’s Sport Pillar oversees events and racing; workforce education and accreditation programs; competition rules and the State / Territory delivery network.


Position Purpose          

The Head of Events (Mountain Bike and CX) is responsible for managing the development and delivery of AusCycling’s Mountain Bike and Cyclo-cross portfolio.

Working closely with colleagues across the Sport, Commercial and Performance pillars, this position will support AusCycling’s commercial and pathways strategy; and will develop and strengthen our partnership and knowledge networks that enhance our strategic outcomes.



The Head of Events (Mountain Bike & Cyclo-cross) will lead the design, delivery, and evaluation of AusCycling’s Mountain Bike and CX program. 


  • Lead the Mountain Bike event delivery team – staff, commissaires & volunteers.

  • Lead the planning of the MTB and CX calendar for International, National, State and Territory events.

  • Develop, delivery and review annual event operations plans and budgets for Oceania, National Championships and National Series.

  • Manage key partner and supplier relationships.

  • Maintain and evolve the Mountain Bike Event Operations standards. 

  • Contribute to risk and critical incident planning and act as a member of the critical incident management team where required.

  • Work closely with the commercial team to ensure partner deliverables are met.

  • Work closely with the Pathways team to ensure pathway development is optimised in events.

  • With a focus on delivering outstanding event experiences, contribute to the continuous development of people, processes, and operational capabilities across the network. 

  • Work with AusCycling’s Integrity Manager to ensure participants are aware of and adhering to the National Integrity Framework.

  • Support MTB Major events as allocated.

Community Engagement

  • Work closely with the AusCycling membership, marketing, and media team to promote and build awareness of the annual events program.

  • Work closely with the State Operations Managers to increase club and member awareness and participation in AusCycling’s events.

  • Work closely with the club leaders to identify opportunities to grow Mountain Bike and Cyclo-cross participation.

  • Integrate participation opportunities and strategies into targeted events.

Insights & Reporting

  • Collect and report on event data, insights, and learnings to measure the impact and contribute to continuous improvement of AusCycling’s event products.

  • Report on all Mountain Bike events and series conducted by AusCycling.

  • Technical

  • Maintain the Mountain Bike and Cyclo-cross Technical Regulations including the review process.

Qualifications, Skills, Knowledge and Experience

  • Tertiary qualifications in Sport Management, Event Management or related field are highly desirable.   

  • Experience delivering major events (Mountain Bike or Cycling is highly desirable.

  • Experience working with commercial and government stakeholders.

  • Experience leading teams.

Trademark Behaviours              

Stronger Together

Unity is our most powerful force for change.  Everyone at AusCycling is a teammate and we support each other, listen to each other, and have each other’s backs. Our different skills and personalities are key assets, but we will only unlock them if we listen with respect and compassion and value each other’s contributions regardless of pillar, discipline, or seniority.

Win Well

Results come and go, but the legacy we leave is forever. We pursue our goals with fierce determination, but never to the point where we betray our personal or professional principles and values, and never at the expense of our athletes and our staff. We commit to the holistic development of our athletes and our staff, recognising wellbeing as the foundation of sustainable success. We celebrate with passion and humility. We lose and we learn. We’re accountable to ourselves and to those around us. We commit to Win Well – our success is richer when earned in the right way.

People First

AusCycling is a safe, supportive organisation where individuals are given the respect, attention, and tools to grow in their roles and as people. We

celebrate our wins and regard mistakes as a chance to learn, rather than blame. We see the whole person and understand the vital connection between work, family, friends, and time to recharge.  When we eventually leave AusCycling, we will be better professionals and better people.

Be Bold

We have a rare opportunity to create a new and exciting path for cycling and riding in Australia. We are brave enough to question and disrupt, we take risks and welcome a variety of views and styles. We respect our history and honour those who built our foundations, but we will not be bound by our past or traditional ways. We create space and opportunities to realise a new ambition, a new culture and a new way of doing things.


Child Safeguarding Statement             

AusCycling is committed to ensuring the safety and wellbeing of all Children/Young People that are involved in our sport. Our policies and procedures seek to address risks to Child safety and to establish Child safe culture and practices. 

  • We will keep Children/Young People safe

  • We promote inclusion, respect and diversity

  • We create a culturally safe sporting environment

  • Our staff and volunteers know the behaviour we expect

  • We minimise the likelihood of appointing or accrediting a person who is unsuitable

  • Induction and training are part of our commitment

  • We encourage the involvement of Children/Young People and their parents

  • Our staff and volunteers understand their responsibility for reporting Child Abuse

  • We maintain and improve our policies and practices

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