Saturday, January 20, 2018

Business Development Officer (Part Time)

Victoria Park City Of Glasgow are recruiting a Club Business Development Officer on a 4 year fixed term, part time contract.  The full details are below.


Club Business Development Officer

Victoria Park City of Glasgow

4 Year fixed term, part time contract


Salary - £5, 368 12 hours per week


An exciting opportunity has arisen within Victoria Park City of Glasgow for a Club Together – Club Business Development Officer in partnership with scottishathletics and Glasgow Sport.

The role will have a significant impact on how the club operates by working along-side the committee, membership and partners to implement the execution of the club’s business and financial plans. This will allow for the club to further develop its membership through the growth and development of volunteers, club coaches and officials and the twin aspects of our vision of increasing participation and performance.

This part time post is funded through a partnership between Victoria Park City of Glasgow and scottishathletics. Club Together is exactly that – clubs, scottishathletics and Local Authority coming together to deliver once and for all a programme that will make the athletics vision happen.

Application Process

Applications should be made by submitting the application form, covering letter and equal opportunities form to scottishathletics. The application should be marked confidential and sent to:

Dawn Allan
scottishathletics Ltd
Caledonia House
South Gyle
EH12 9DQ

Or via email on: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Closing date for applications: 4pm on Thursday 24 March 16

Interviews to be scheduled: Friday 15th April 16

Applications received after the closing date will not be considered.

Any offer of employment would be subject to a satisfactory PVG check and references.     scottishathletics is an equal opportunities organisation.


The full job description and personal spec are on the attached word document.



Continued support from Achilles Heel

Katie Alexander of Achilles Heel has very generously continued her sponsorship of Victoria Park for an eighth consecutive year.  Katie has increased her support by including further investment from the Achilles Heel Sports Injury and Physiotherapy Clinic.

Katie was delighted to hear of our success in the Scottish Athletic Indoor League where we have 8 teams reaching the final for the first time.  

As a reward for our success, Katie has reduced the price of our current club training tops and will sell the remainder of her stock for a discounted price of just £10.

The training tops are in store now.  The discount will apply for as long as stocks last.

Remember to thank Katie and her staff for their generosity.

Well done to everyone who contributed to our success at the Emirates and good luck in the final.



Spring Holiday Athletic Camps 2016

Spring Holiday Athletic Camps - Run, Jump & Throw Sessions

VP-Glasgow will be hosting 2 weeks of athletics training for children aged 5 to 13 years.

The camps will be held over the Spring break at Scotstoun Stadium.

The first week of the camp will be from Monday the 4th till Friday the 8th of April.  The second week of the camp will be from Monday the 11th till Friday the 15th of April.

The sessions begin each day at 10am and finish at 2pm with a short break for lunch.  (athletes will need to bring their own food and refreshments)

The cost for the five days of each Camp will be £40.  The cost of attending individual days is £13.

You can book your child onto the camps by following this link.

The Run, Jump & Throw Club (RJT) is a programme designed to give children an opportunity to discover and participate in Athletics activities all year round.

The RJT is tailored to suit children of all skill levels from beginners and less experienced youngsters up to those who have already taken part in introductory athletics programmes, holiday courses or local junior competitions.

The RJT programme offers children a wide variety of Athletics events and techniques, and focuses on the FUNdamental movement skills, important in every child's development.

Events covered include:

Sprints, Hurdles, Shot putt, Javelin, Discus, Long jump, High jump, Relay Races and Endurance

Who is it for?

Children aged from 5 to 12 years who want to have fun, participate, make friends, and learn new and exciting skills.

What do I need to get started?

Just a pair of trainers, a bottle of water and clothing suitable for exercise.

Please book early as places are limited.

Follow this link for bookings.


Gothenburg 2016

After a gap of seven years, the Club is intending travelling to the Youth Games at the Ullevi Stadium in Gothenburg, Sweden for the three days of competition starting on Friday the 1st of July.  The games are very well attended and a high level of competition is expected.  In 2009, VP-Glasgow finished 14th in the medal table out of 177 Clubs.  There is a short video preview available at this link.

Five nights Bed and Breakfast have been booked in advance at the Hotel Opera within walking distance of the stadium.  The accommodation will be held for a short time only to allow those intending to travel to book their flights. 

Five nights bed and breakfast will cost £170 per head for athletes, coaches, team managers and committee members.  £267 for parents and £220 for parents acting as guardians for other travelling children (maximum of 3).

The competition is open to U13 athletes born in 2003 (not younger) and all age groups upwards.  Athletes, 15 years and younger would need to be accompanied on the trip by a parent or responsible adult.

If you would like to travel, you should either contact Gordon on 07983360804 or by e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The Games are held over three days, starting on Friday the 1st of July and ending on Sunday the 3rd.

The full program of events is listed on the attached pdf file.  Entries will cost about £7 per event.  The club will submit the entries on your behalf in April.

Most of the group have now booked the below flights.  One of the outbound flights is now full and anyone still wanting to travel would have to make their own travel plans.  If you are a mature adult or an athlete traveling with a parent, you can still attend.

If you would still like to travel, you should contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by e-mail or mobile number 07983360804.  We still have rooms available.  Please do not book your flight until you have confimed your accomodation with Gordon.

Most of the events are held on the Saturday and Sunday and it might be a good compromise to travel on the Friday.  Another optiuon for this leg of the journey would be to travel by train from Stockholm to Gothenburg.

Everyone will be responsible for booking their own flights.   Unfortunately flying direct is no longer possible. 

The recommended route will be from Edinburgh to Gothenburg via Stockholm.  Flying from Edinburgh at 0955 hrs on Thursday the 30th of June on board Scandinavian Airlines flight SK2542.  ** Changing at Stockholm to Scandinavian Airlines flight SK161 to Gothenburg.  This flight is now full **

The return flight from Gothenburg which leaves at 1650 hrs on Tuesday the 5th of July is a direct flight to Edinburgh with Ryan Air. 

The group have booked their flights via the Opodo website.  Book your flights as soon as possible as we cannot guarantee their availability and the prices will vary considerably over the coming weeks.


Gordon Innes