Vacancy - Club Development Officer (part-time)

Applications are now closed - thank you to those who have applied

Contract:            Fixed term contract to 31 March 2018, with the possibility of annual renewal

Location:             Glasgow area

Salary:               in the range 23k – 28k (11.5k -14k based on 18.75 hours a week)

Closing date:       noon 21 July 2017

Interview date:   10 August


Scottish Fencing has developed, and is now implementing, a club accreditation system (Swordmark). Scottish Fencing are now looking to recruit a second part-time Club Development Officer to work with our clubs to ensure they have the governance policies and processes in place to achieve Scottish Fencing’s Swordmark accreditation.

One of the Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) from our 2017-2018 strategy is to have two clubs at the highest standard by early 2018. The second and equally important KPI is to have 1,040 members by early 2018. Scottish Fencing is looking for someone who can, from the outset, engineer the programmes and initiatives which will enable our network of clubs to strengthen by attracting and retaining new members.

Developing programmes to upskill Scottish Fencing’s volunteers; our coaches, referees, team managers and club officials and building link with the communities that surround our clubs are also key to the role.

This position will require someone who has a sound knowledge of club development combined with experience of evaluating and accrediting governance systems. The successful candidate will need to be personable, approachable and a good networker building relations across Scottish Fencing and all its partners.

As Club Development Officer (CDO) you will receive direction from the Chief Operating Officer and work alongside Scottish Fencing’s other part-time CDO and Administrator; however, we also expect you to be motivated and capable of working independently. This role will suit someone who enjoys meeting and supporting others, is self-motivated and keen to achieve.

If you would like further information regarding this post please contact Mike O’Donnell, Scottish Fencing’s Interim Chief Operating Officer at

To apply please complete the application form and return it (as a Word document) with the accompanying equal opportunities monitoring form, both listed below, to: by noon Friday 21 July. Please include the text CDO application in the subject field of your email.

The recruitment process is a means for candidates to tell us about their skills and experiences, demonstrating their capabilities and strengths in relation to the roles advertised. We ask all candidates to refer to the job descriptions when applying. The interview process is an opportunity to meet us and for Scottish Fencing to learn more about the skills and experience you as an applicant can bring to the organisation and role.

Scottish Fencing is an equal opportunities employer and would welcome applications from a diverse range of candidates, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, faith or disability. All appointments are made purely on the basis of merit and ability. If you require any assistance to apply please contact Liz Anderson at

2017 CDO Job Description V1.docx35.32 KB
2016 SF Application Form v1.4.docx63.1 KB
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Swordmark accreditation.pdf631.73 KB