Head of Business Operations: Scottish Cycling

Contract type:  Full time, permanent position

Salary: £40,000 to £50,000 per annum (dependent on experience)

Reporting to: Chief Executive

Closing date: Midnight Tuesday 22 June 2021


Scottish Cycling is the national governing body for cycle sport in Scotland. As the largest cycling membership organisation in Scotland, we are the voice of our sport and represent the aspirations of our community. In late 2019 we launched our new strategy, Developing a Nation of Cyclists, which details our mission, vision and values and outlines how we will deliver activities across our four strategic themes of Lead, Grow, Support and Partner.

Our home base and the performance hub for our sport is the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome, built for the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. Working across six different disciplines of cycling, we are committed to developing a nation of cyclists, maximising participation for all and delivering international success.

The increase in popularity of cycling and continued growth of our organisation, coupled with the opportunity to benefit from the first ever multi-discipline Cycling World Championships coming to Scotland in 2023, represents further exciting opportunities to accelerate the development of cycle sport.

The Head of Business Operations is a key senior post focusing on financial sustainability, organisational efficiency and continuous improvement as our continued growth requires robust financial, governance and support functions.

The postholder will support the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and the Board and be responsible within the Senior Leadership Team for managing the business operation functions across Scottish Cycling, ensuring that we are financially sustainable, legally compliant and have the necessary policies, systems and procedures for the organisation to be efficient and effective.

The postholder will be expected to have strong experience of financial analysis and management, business operations including HR and IT and company secretarial functions.

The successful candidate must be able to demonstrate evidence of resilience, tenacity, empathy innovation and the ability to prioritise multiple and competing activities. You should have a solid foundation in people management and an understanding of the profile and culture of the wider sporting landscape.  

The post is based at the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome in Glasgow however home working arrangements will also be required at the current time. The post is full time, 37.5 hours per week.

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

Further information and application forms can be found on the Scottish Cycling website.

Completed applications should be emailed to recruitment@scottishcycling.org.uk by 22 June 2021. Virtual interviews will take place on 5 or 6 July 2021.

Should you wish to discuss the position please contact Nick Rennie, CEO Scottish Cycling, at nick.rennie@scottishcycling or 07929 652332.

Scottish Cycling is the trading name of the Scottish Cyclists’ Union (a company limited by guarantee)

Registered in Scotland No. SC261263

Date published: 15 June 2021
Date updated: 15 June 2021


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