The 2021 Ron Pickering Memorial Fund is now open to grants applications for 2021, offering help to British track and field athletes with talent and financial need, between the ages of 15 and 23.
The application period lasts until the end of November and applications are welcome from both able-bodied and para athletes.
Grants are intended to help recipients make the transition from junior to senior level, through support for equipment, specialist coaching or travel and helping build the athletes’ confidence and self-esteem through recognition.
Organisers say it was uncertain at points whether the fund would be able to make grants for 2021, as it is heavily dependent on fundraising at the London Marathon.
But money has been raised through alternative events through the year, including the 26.2 Challenge and virtual London Marathon, enabling the charity to open up for applications for grants to be made in January.
Organisation: Dunfermline Track and Field Club (DTFC)/scottishathletics
Closing Date: 27 November 2020
An exciting opportunity has arisen within Dunfermline Track and Field Club for a new Club Coach and Development Officer to join the club in partnership with scottishathletics, sportscotland, Fife Sport and Leisure Trust, Fife Council and Live Active.
This role will have a significant impact on:
• Developing, promoting and delivering three new Run Jump and Throw Centres;
• Recruiting new parent helpers, coaches and encouraging existing coaches to progress through the coaching pathway;
• Improving the profile of the club within the local community.
Dunfermline Track and Field Club (DTFC) has been in existence for over 30 years with a current membership of over 120. The club has provided local athletes with the opportunity to take part in athletics at local, regional and national levels.
This is a fixed term post for 4 years commencing on the agreed start date. The location of work will be at Pitreavie Athletics Centre and Lochleven High School (Kinross). Starting salary offered for the post will be £7,347 for 15 hours a week.
Applications should be made by submitting the application form, covering letter (addressing how the applicant’s skills and expertise fit with the job role and person specification) and equal opportunities form, marked ‘private and confidential’, to Francesca Snitjer, Executive and Equalities Officer, e-mail: email@example.com
The closing date for applications is 12 noon on Friday 27 November 2020