Scottish Disability Sport - Glasgow Disability Sport Co-ordinator

Glasgow Disability Sport are looking for a new sports co-ordinator.

Closing Date: 5th February

Salary: £11,500
Hours: Part time, flexible working (based on 17 hours per week)
Duration: Fixed term 1 year (potential for a further 2 years and beyond)
Contract: Self-employed
Deadline: Monday 5 February 2018
Interviews: Wednesday 7 March 2018

Job Description

Glasgow Disability Sport (GDS) is a voluntary sport group where the main aim is to lead in the development of sport for people with physical, sensory or learning disabilities in partnership with key local agencies and local authority areas of: Argyll and Bute, City of Glasgow, East Renfrewshire, East Dunbartonshire, Renfrewshire, Inverclyde, West Dunbartonshire. GDS is a member branch of Scottish Disability Sport (SDS) which are the governing body of sport for athletes and players with a physical, sensory or learning disability. The committee of GDS now wishes to appoint a co-ordinator to join the branch.

The Purpose of the Post

To co-ordinate and develop a range of physical activity and sport sessions and events for children, young people and adults with physical, learning and sensory disabilities in the Glasgow area.

The successful candidate must have a clean full UK driving license with access to a car and will possess excellent interpersonal, communication and organisational skills, will be self-motivated and able to work independently and as part of a team.

Key Responsibilities

The successful candidate will be responsible and report to Glasgow Disability Sport (GDS). The post holder will be required to:

  1. Co-ordinate and deliver the GDS events programme and develop physical activity and sport sessions for children, young people and adults with physical, learning and sensory disabilities.
  2. Co-ordinate the selection and attendance of Glasgow/West of Scotland teams to compete in SDS National events.
  3. Develop, co-ordinate and promote education and development opportunities for Glasgow’s coaches and volunteers working with disabled athletes and players.
  4. Contribute positively to the GDS strategic development planning processes.
  5. To secure sufficient funds for the on going development of GDS in accordance with OSCR guidelines and procedures. This will include 50% of the post holder salary for years 2 and 3. The post holder will receive 10% of all funds raised.
  6. Create, maintain and develop partnerships
  7. Actively celebrate and promotes Glasgow successes and positive role models in disability sport through GDS.
  8. Monitor and evaluate all GDS Programmes.
  9. Promote and market GDS programmes and services.
  10. Act as secretariat for the GDS Committee.
  11. Represent GDS at related and relevant meetings as required.
  12. Process and administer Protected Vulnerable Group (PVG) forms

General Responsibilities

  1. Any other reasonable duties as delegated from time to time that are appropriate to this position
  2. Contribute as appropriate to newsletter, website and other publications.


The post holder should report to and meet with the GDS Chair on a regular basis to review progress.

Application procedure

The closing date for receipt of applications is Monday 5 February 2018. A CV and cover letter must be sent to Jennifer Livingstone by this date.

Further information

For further information about the post of any related enquiries please contact:

Jennifer Livingstone
Scottish Disability Sport

Interviews and start date

Interviews are scheduled to take place on Wednesday 7 March 2018 in Glasgow with shortlisted candidates being notified no later than Friday 9 February. It is intended that the post will commence April 2018.

Notes to applicants

Glasgow Disability Sport is an equal opportunities organisation and aims to provide a working environment free from any form of harassment, intimidation, victimisation or unjustifiable discrimination. We aim to ensure that no job applicant receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of gender, marital status, race, colour, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, age or disability. All appointments are made purely on the basis of merit and ability.