Published: 29th May 2024 Images: Scottish Cycling

Job Opportunity: Club Development Officer – Edinburgh Road Club

Through our Accelerate & Activate programme we’re on the hunt for a Club Development Officer to help grow and support Edinburgh Road Club on a part-time basis.

Club Development Officer Edinburgh Road Club 

  • Contract Type: 18 Months Fixed Term. 15 hours per week
  • Salary : £12 per hour   
  • Reporting to: Partnership Management Group  
  • Closing Date: Sunday 23rd June

Scottish Cycling is the National Governing Body for cycle sport in Scotland. We are the voice of our sport and the largest cycling membership organisation in Scotland, representing the aspirations of our community. 

Our strategy, Developing a Nation of Cyclists, details our mission, vision and values and outlines how we will deliver activities across our four strategic themes of Lead, Grow, Support and Partner.  Working across six different disciplines of cycling, we are committed to developing a nation of cyclists, maximising participation for all and delivering international success. 

Edinburgh Road Club is one of Scotland’s largest cycling clubs, with sections covering a broad range of cycling disciplines, including a well established Youth Section.  Please see for more information. 

The club and Scottish Cycling are working in partnership with the principal aim of developing strong club structures to ensure the sustainable and well-planned growth of both the membership of the club and the volunteer team which underpins it.  

Through the Scottish Cycling Accelerate and Activate Direct Club Investment programme, Scottish Cycling and the club have invested in a Club Development Officer over the last 18 months, and following a change in personnel this is being extended for a further 18 months. 

Job Purpose  

This role is central to the development of the club. They will lead the development of the volunteer workforce and support the club to further build its capacity for new members.  


Key Role Responsibilities

The Club Development Officer will be principally responsible for: 

  • Identifying ways to sustainably grow the membership of the club with focus on growing numbers and enhancing diversity. 
  • Volunteer recruitment and development.  
  • Coach recruitment and development. 
  • Support the development of event volunteers to increase clubs’ contribution to the annual calendar of events delivered. 
  • Report to the Youth Convenor position for day-to-day guidance and provide support when required. 
  • Growth and maintenance of relationships with local authorities and strategic partners. 

The Club Development Officer will work to a work plan which will be agreed by the Partnership Management Group. They will be required to provide bi-monthly updates and submit an annual report to all project partners. The Club Development Officer may also be asked to present their work at Scottish Cycling Club Development meetings and conferences to share learnings from the role. 

How to Apply

  • Closing Date for Applications: 23/06/2024 at 2355 
  • Interviews dates:  02/07/2024 (Exact time to be agreed with Candidates) 

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.  

The Full Job Description can be found here.

An application form can be obtained here.

Completed applications should be emailed to [email protected]  

For an informal discussion, please contact Isobel Harris ([email protected]) or Ruth Wright ([email protected]).