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Scottish Rowing - Head of Performance Pathway

Posted: March 17, 2017

Scottish Rowing - Head of Performance Pathway
Fixed term to 31 March 2021
Salary dependent on experience

Scottish Rowing is the Governing Body for rowing in Scotland. It promotes participation in rowing by both men and women, at every age and level of ability, and creates pathways for talented rowers to compete internationally through the GB Rowing Team.

Scottish Rowing is seeking to appoint an experienced and self-motivated individual to fill the new and exciting role of Head of Performance Pathway, responsible for developing a strong and sustainable performance pathway within Scotland as an integral part of the British system.

Scottish Rowing has established an innovative performance network with successful university based partnerships in place. The Head of Performance Pathway will be responsible to the Chief Operating Officer and accountable to the Board of Scottish Rowing. The successful candidate will lead the development and delivery of the performance elements of the Scottish Rowing strategic plan which aims to produce more Scottish athletes competing for the GB Rowing Team at all levels.


The Head of Performance Pathway will be responsible for developing a sustainable structure to ensure Scottish Rowing meets its performance outcomes each Olympiad. Specifically, to produce home based Scottish rowers capable of transitioning through the GB Rowing Team Under 23 Championships and on to the GB senior team.

Job Purpose

The purpose of this role is to:

• Develop and deliver a national performance plan and programme which provides opportunities for talented Scottish rowers and para rowers to achieve their potential on the world stage.

• Establish and oversee the long term development pathway for talented Scottish rowers and para-rowers ensuring that they have an appropriate training and competition programme to support their on-going development in the sport.

• Lead a whole sport review of competition, working collaboratively across the sport in Scotland to develop an innovative competition framework which is relevant to the age and stage of participants and aligned to the participation and performance objectives of Scottish Rowing.

A full job description is available to download below.

Scottish Rowing is committed to selecting staff solely on the basis of their ability to do the job for which they are being recruited, and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

To apply: a completed application form, CV equality monitoring form should be sent to Scottish Rowing Jobs, Scottish Rowing Centre, 366 Hamilton Road, Motherwell, ML1 3ED or alternatively by email to office@scottish-rowing.org.uk. As this post will involve regulated work with children a completed Self Declaration form should be sent separately by post.

In accordance with Scottish Rowing’s Child Protection Policy, the successful candidate will be appointed subject to membership of the PVG Scheme.
Closing date for receipt of applications: Noon on 31st March 2017.

For more information or an informal discussion please contact Amanda Cobb on 07958 249377

First Interviews will take place on 6th April 2017 with second interviews scheduled for 24th April 2017.

Full information for this post is available to download below:

Job Description

Candidate Description

Application Form

Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form

Self Declaration Form (This must be submitted by post under separate cover)