Published: 17th Aug 2023 Images: Scottish Cycling

Young People’s Panel – Open for Applications

Scottish Cycling has started the recruitment process for the third cohort of the Young People’s Panel

The Scottish Cycling Young People’s Panel is a national group selected to represent the voice of young people, led by Scottish Cycling.

This exciting and unique opportunity encourages young people to have their voices heard and shape the future of the sport in Scotland.

Being part of the panel will provide young people with opportunities to grow their skillset, get to meet new people and contribute towards the strategic objectives of Scottish Cycling.

We believe in the power of young people as future leaders in our sport – and can’t wait to hear about the impact that you want to make.  

Term of the Panel

September 2023 – September 2025

DEADLINE TO APPLY – 8th September 2023

Vision of the Young People’s Panel  
  • To provide a platform for young people to share their views and influence the future development of the sport within Scotland
  • To support young people to develop new life skills whilst providing them with experiences that will increase their confidence
  • To support young people to become leaders, and to motivate and inspire others to get involved in the sport of cycling.

What will the panel do? 

Panel members will have the opportunity to work closely with Scottish Cycling to influence the future of the sport. Members will meet other like-minded young people from around the country, engage with clubs across Scotland, and attend a range of events to see the sport in action.

The panel will meet every 6 weeks either virtually or in person. There will be a combination of full-day development sessions and weekday evening project-focused calls. The panel will offer a range of personal development opportunities to each young person to support their future aspirations.

The panel will work with teams across Scottish Cycling to develop and enhance new and existing projects and programmes, such as:

  • How to encourage people to participate in cycling in Scotland
  • Integration of young people into leadership roles
  • Coaching and volunteering pathways
  • Social media and communication
  • Case studying and profiling innovative work
  • Facilitate consultations and contribute to national discussions

Why become a member of the young people’s panel? 

Being part of the panel is a great way for a young person to grow their understanding and insight into the work of Scottish Cycling.

Our commitment as an organisation is to provide opportunities for panel members to develop their skills across the following areas:

  • Organisation
  • Communication
  • Presentation
  • Leadership
  • Teamwork

We hope it will also give a wider view to potential career opportunities within the sporting sector.

We believe that panel members will become role models for all young people within the Scottish Cycling community, influencing and shaping decisions whilst gaining skills and meeting new people.

What do we expect from you as a panel member? 

  • Demonstrate commitment to the panel through your contribution and engagement within the projects that we will work on.
  • To be forthcoming with your ideas, always feeling supported to make suggestions and comments on what we are doing.
  • To act in a professional manner when representing the panel, as in turn, you are representing Scottish Cycling.
  • To embrace all opportunities.
  • To have fun!

What can you expect from us as a panel member?  

  • We commit to ensure that we create a positive, open environment where everyone can be heard and all opinions are valued.
  • We commit to ensuring that you feel supported in your role, and if you do have any queries or concerns, that these are addressed quickly and professionally.
  • To provide you with a range of opportunities so that you can develop as a young person – increase in confidence, develop new skills and meet new people.
  • To be open, honest and proactive about all ideas that we develop.
  • To empower you to achieve your goals!
  • To ensure that everyone gets the most out of their time on the panel – all while having fun!

We hope that this gives you a good understanding of what the Scottish Cycling Young People’s Panel is all about.

If you would like to find out more about our Young People’s Panel programme, we are hosting an information call on Wednesday 23rd August at 18:30. It will contain background on the programme, plans for the new cohort, as well as hearing from previous panel members. Sign up to the session here:

However, if you have any further questions, please do not hesitate in getting in touch with us at [email protected]

Application Process FAQ’s

Application Guidance Notes

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Best of luck with your application – we can’t wait to hear from you!