Sport Performance Manager - School of Sport: Glasgow Life

43,758.53 - 50,716.87

Location: Ballahouston Academy, 30 Gower Terrace, Bellahouston, Glasgow G41 5QE

Ref: GLA07475

Glasgow Life is the charity providing the support, inspiration and opportunity for Glasgow’s citizens to access the services that matter most to them.  Working across museums, the arts, music, sport, world-class events, festivals, libraries, community facilities, and physical activity, learning and heritage programmes; the scale and reach of our activity makes a real and positive impact on the lives of Glasgow’s residents and creates unforgettable experiences for our visitors.

The School of sport provides opportunities for young people in Scotland to develop their sporting talents in one of five sports as part of their school education at Bellahouston Academy.   Sitting within Glasgow Life’s portfolio it is a recognised centre of excellence supported by the Scottish Government, and welcomes young talented sport persons in the fields of Athletics, Badminton, Gymnastics, Hockey and Swimming.  We currently have over 100 pupils at the school of sport, from 15 different authorities in Scotland, and are proud to have coached over 320 sports pupils to represent their country on more than 1200 occasions

More information on the school of sport 

As Sport Performance Manager you'll be part of Glasgow Sport’s senior management team and will be responsible for managing the school of sport, leading a team of high-performance coaches and working in close partnership with the senior leadership team at Bellahouston Academy. Key responsibilities include:

  • Leading a team of high-performance coaches in the specialisms of Athletics, Badminton, Hockey, Swimming & Strength & conditioning 
  • Managing the inter-relationships between sports ensuring a one team approach
  • Working in partnership with the senior team at Bellahouston Academy to provide the best opportunities for pupils to thrive academically and in their chosen sport
  • Ensuring the highest level of pastoral support to pupils in line with the schools operating standards and ethos  
  • Developing high performance as a competent part of access to sport provision.
  • Developing the School of Sport as an independent resource, albeit linked closely to Education and Glasgow Life.
  • Using the School of Sport as a means of developing competition in a manner that is inclusive and avoids the creation of barriers.
  • Developing competition as a component of personal development.
  • Nurturing the learning, training and competition standards of participants within the School of Sport, enabling further progression for participants.
  • Managing the school of sports staff and operating budget, and reporting business performance to Head of sport
  • Managing health & safety of school of sport barn, ensuring all processes and procedures are implemented and adhered to 
  • Working in close collaboration with national agencies and governing bodies to ensure Glasgow sport specific interests are incorporated in their programmes, and external input is secured where required

To be successful in this role you’ll have strong experience of leading, managing and motivating a large team and have a degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subject area or relevant industry experience.  You’ll be responsible for the provision of high profile public services so you’ll understand the importance of setting high standards for your team and yourself, and will be adept at managing a broad range of services.  You’ll be comfortable communicating with sport national governing bodies and national agencies, and will bring experience of partnership working at a senior level.  You’ll be able to evidence planning and delivering major projects and services which generate strategic outcomes in line with organisational objectives, as well as operating services and managing large budgets and exacting financial targets.

Due to external funding, this role is fixed term for up to 2 years.  You'll be predominantly venue based although some home working could be required depending on any further Covid restrictions.

We believe in the transformational power of the services we provide for the citizens and visitors of Glasgow, and if you want to be a part of it, we’d love to hear from you.

In return we can offer a generous holiday allowance of 29 days (rising to 34 days after 5 years), plus 6.5 public holidays.  You will also be eligible to join the Strathclyde pension fund, one of the largest local authority pension providers in the UK.  Additional staff benefits include staff discounts, annual leave purchase scheme, flexible retirement and family friendly policies.

Glasgow Life seeks to reflect the extraordinary diversity of our city at every level of our organisation and in our programmes. We strongly encourage suitably qualified applications from a wide range of backgrounds to apply and join Glasgow Life. To find out more about our commitment to equality and diversity visit 

Membership of the Protection of Vulnerable Groups Scheme will be essential on taking up appointment. Please note successful candidates for the above position will be required to pay for their PVG Membership/or Scheme Checks.

At the end of the temporary period, eligible employees will have a right to return to a role of their substantive grade within the Council Family as a minimum.  Employees are required to inform their current Manager prior to submitting an application.

Apply for this vacancy online 

Closing date is 11.59pm on Sunday 26th September 2021.

Information is available in alternative formats, on request.

Phone 0141 287 9911, option 2

Date published: 13 September 2021
Date updated: 17 September 2021


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