Vacancies with our Coaching team

Friday 7th July 2017

Spikes on track

Following the departure of Joanne Dennis from a five-year spell as Coaching & Executive Administrator, we have been reflecting around the on-going needs and demands within the organisation, particularly with the increasing importance around welfare policy changes, procedures and the support to clubs, alongside an ever-expanding coach qualifications and coach CPD programme.

As such, and on the back of an internal consultation period, we have decided to create three new roles:

*Coaching Coordinator (qualifications & CPD) – full time role

*Coaching & Welfare Administrator – full time role

*Welfare Officer  – two days per week

The information and job descriptions for each post can be viewed on our Jobs in Athletics page and these present strong opportunities for applicants to work in the sport and contribute to the growth of athletics in Scotland.

Please note that applications have to be with us by a closing date of noon on July 10.

Following the decision to adapt to the ever-changing needs of the sport, it has been impossible not to restructure the current roles within the Coaching Team as a result.

Unfortunately, the outcome of which has been that both the Qualifications & Welfare Manager role and the Welfare Administrator role have been made redundant. This of course impacts directly on Jim Goldie and Lorraine Nicholson-Bennett within their current remits.

‘I can confirm at this stage that Jim Goldie has decided to take redundancy from scottishathletics after seven years in several positions and seek out new challenges in his life, ‘ said chief executive Mark Munro.

‘However, Jim will continue to work within his current role for the next couple of months so it is not goodbye just yet. I’m sure many folk within the sport in Scotland will want to wish him well before he departs for pastures new.’

Queries on any of the new roles should be directed to Darren Ritchie, Head of Coach Development, by email to:



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