National Disability Pathway Officer – apply by January 20

Thursday 16th January 2020

Para athletes Gavin Drysdale, Kayleigh Haggo and Hannah Dines shared prize-money at our FPSG Senior Champs last summer (photo by Bobby Gavin)

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scottishathletics have a vacancy for a National Disability Pathway Officer as we seek to develop the route from clubs to performance programmes.

This is a 30-hours-per-week post with a salary expectation of around £24,000.

As the National Governing Body for Athletics in Scotland, our aim is to build an integrated and transparent system that supports our constituent members, as well as continuing to develop the sport of athletics in Scotland as a whole, from grassroots introductory level through to international level.

Athletics is, and will continue to be, the most inclusive and popular sport in Scotland. To ensure this continues, we need to operate in a way that reflects our values and recognises the role we play in Scottish society.

We will continue to develop these values to ensure that equality and inclusivity remain at the heart of our activities. scottishathletics has been a leader in this area and we will continue to strive to be as reflective of Scottish society as we can be (with the resources we have at our disposal).

Key tasks for this role will include:

*Lead responsibility for developing the pathway for disabled athletes between club athletics and the performance programmes

*Liaise with selected performance athletes to assist in the management of their programme

*Support scottishathletics clubs to develop their provision for disabled athletes

*Lead responsibility for talent identification, talent transfer and developing partnerships with other relevant agencies to support those areas

*Lead responsibility for disability coach education & development ensuring integration, where appropriate, and tailored support where required

*Provide advice and expertise on disability athletics to scottishathletics and Scottish Disability Sport (SDS) staff, clubs and SDS branches enhancing provision for athletes throughout the pathway

*Manage partnerships with SDS branches and SDS Regional Managers to ensure there is a clear athletics pathway from branch activity into clubs

Action from the Red Star AC club champs a couple of years ago

Application Process

Applicants should apply by visiting the job advert linked above and reading the downloadable documents, then 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,

Scottish Athletics Limited; Caledonia House; South Gyle; Edinburgh; EH12 9DQ

(or email

The closing date for applications is 12 noon on 20 January 2020 with interviews taking place on Monday 3 February 2020.

(Any offer of employment would be subject to a satisfactory PVG check and references. scottishathletics is an equal opportunities employer).


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