VP Glasgow on the run; Harmeny AC job; Jamie at IFAC; Central AC job

Saturday 24th November 2018

Diane Ramsay interview

VP-Glasgow are renowned at a track and field club in many ways but a recent development is geared to restoring the Glasgow club’s road running section.

Based from Scotstoun, VP-Glasgow now offer organised jogging/running sessions from the stadium each weeknight after training up Jog Leaders via jogscotland qualifications earlier this year.

VP-Glasgow secretary Gordon Innes said: ‘Our road runners group is open to anyone for all four sessions each week – and each evening’s plan is tailored to reflect the running level of those who attend.

‘So whether you’re just looking for some company as you’re training for long distances, or aiming to start out with a 5k goal, everyone is welcome. Our leaders and coaches are all ready to help.  We offer a free month’s trial to try and help people achieve their health and fitness goals.’

In May of this year, the club funded 14 volunteers to attend a Jog Leader course, and introduced four evening run sessions a week Monday to Thursday. Since then the group has gone from strength to strength, as the Evening Times reports.



Harmeny AC Schools to Club Coaching Officer

Organisation: Harmeny AC and scottishathletics

Closing Date: 7 December 2018

Contract Length – 3 years contract
Salary and Hours – between 8 hours (£3,744) to 20 hours (£9,360)*
* The role presents the opportunity for flexible working arrangements.

Harmeny Athletic Club is a well-established and successful athletics club based in the South West of Edinburgh.

In the last two years, the club has increased its membership by 70% to 360 members – with both adults and junior members increased its membership by 70% to 360 members – with both adults and junior members.

This part time post (from 8 to 20 hours per week – dependent on the availability of the right candidate) is funded through a partnership between Harmeny Athletic Club, scottishathletics and sportscotland with the ongoing support of City of Edinburgh Council including the Active Schools Team and the South West Edinburgh Community Sports Hub.

Club Together is exactly that – clubs, scottishathletics and local partners coming together to deliver once and for all a programme that will make the athletics vision happen.

Learn more about this vacancy


There’s a learning opportunity coming up for Scottish coaches and clubs early in the New Year – with IFAC being staged at Loughborough.

And scottishathletics National Club Manager, Jamie McDonald, is among those lined up to make a presentation at the conference, which is taking place on January 4-6 at Loughborough.

Jamie will address the issue of ‘Making the Club the Winning Difference’ for his session, with Frank Dick leading the overall event once again.

Sign-ups are available via the link here



Club Together Officer – Central AC

Organisation: Central Athletic Club and scottishathletics

Closing Date: 26 November 2018

11 months fixed term post (with view of extending);

Salary – £6,262 (15 hours per week)

An exciting opportunity has arisen within the Club which is seeking to appoint a Club Together Officer in partnership with scottishathletics.

This role will play a significant role in creating a thriving development structure within the club, focusing on recruiting and developing volunteers and coaches and fostering athlete pathways, to ensure that a vibrant athletics club sits at the centre of sustainable athletics development within the community.

Apply here

Tags: Central AC, Harmeny AC, IFAC, Jamie McDonald, VP-Glasgow

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