Published: 03rd May 2024 Images: Scottish Cycling

Exciting New Opportunity to Join Scottish Cycling’s Performance Team

We’re on the hunt for a dedicated person to join our Performance team as Performance Coordinator on a permanent basis.

We’re on the hunt for a fantastic, driven and dedicated individual to join our Performance Team.

In an exciting, and fast-paced role; as Performance Coordinator, you will be responsible for providing administrative support for Scottish Cycling’s Performance department, supporting effective planning and delivery of Performance Development Programme activity.

The role will contribute to supporting the delivery of the targets as defined in the Performance section of Scottish Cycling’s Strategic and Annual Business Plans.

You will play a pivotal role in our team, working closely with our Head of Performance and Coaching, Performance Coaches, and programme athletes.  The successful post holder will be a key link with external partners including Scottish Cycling club coaches, facility providers, sportscotland, Great Britain Cycling Team and Commonwealth Games Scotland.

The role has had positive exit outcomes for previous incumbents; with former post-holders have departed Scottish Cycling to join the British Olympic Association and sportscotland’s institute of Sport.

Outgoing Performance Coordinator Isabel Sloan, who leaves us for an exciting new role down south had this to say:

“As part of the small but impactful Performance team, the Performance Co-Ordinator role has given me exposure to so many different aspects of high-performance sport, from athlete support, competition selections, talent pathway, anti-doping, events, budget management and logistics.

“I’ve been lucky enough to travel to camps and races in the UK and abroad – a real highlight being getting to experience a multi-sport games as Team Manager at the Trinbago Youth Commonwealth Games in 2023. The travel aspect of this is of course exciting, but it’s great to see the riders in action, bond with the rest of the performance team and cultivate a richer understanding of the sport.

“Through the role itself I’ve built a network of connections at Scottish Institute of Sport, Commonwealth Games Scotland, British Cycling and beyond. This is vital to understanding the wider sport context and they do say sport is a small world – you end up bumping into people a lot! Scottish Cycling is a supportive, dynamic and friendly place to work with a sociable team across all departments and ample development opportunities outwith the main descriptions of the role.

I’m extremely grateful for all the professional development experiences the Performance Coordinator role has afforded me, and for incredible colleagues who I will miss immensely!”

We wish Isabel the best for her future endeavours and will miss her in the office.

How to apply

Scottish Cycling is committed to selecting staff solely based on their ability to do the job for which they are being recruited and welcomes application from all sections of the community.

An application form can be obtained from our below. Completed applications should be emailed to [email protected]

Applications close at noon on Monday 20th May, with interviews to be conducted Friday 24th May.

For an informal discussion please contact David Somerville, Head of Performance and Coaching: [email protected]