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Regional Development Manager x 5: Scottish Golf

Scottish Golf

Scottish Golf is the national governing body for the sport of golf in Scotland. Our aim in to make golf Scotland's game for everyone.

1 Jul 2024
Full Time
Closing date
22 Jul 2024

Scottish Golf is seeking five passionate and experienced Regional Development Managers to drive forward club support and programme delivery within geographical regions. The successful candidates will lead and support culture change within the game, ensuring increased engagement with clubs, partners, and golfing communities. They will be responsible for embedding governing body support within the fabric of the game, helping build sustainable clubs and growing the reach of golf to new people and communities.

Roles will be in specific regions, with the opportunity to work from home and from Scottish Golf headquarters in Rosyth, when required.

Regions by Local Authority
Central: Fife, Dundee, Angus, Perth & Kinross, Stirling, Clackmannashire
East: Edinburgh, East Lothian, Midlothian, West Lothian, Scottish Borders
North: Highland, Western Isles, Moray
North East: Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire
West: Glasgow, South & North Lanarkshire, East & West Dunbartonshire, Renfrewshire, East Renfrewshire, Argyll & Bute, Inverclyde

The Role

As new roles within Scottish Golf and acting as a first point of contact for member clubs, Regional Development Managers will have a passion for the game and an aspiration to grow golf across the country.

They will drive increased support and engagement across our membership, helping create strong and sustainable clubs prepared for the future. They will work within specified regions, report to the Head of Club Services & Governance, and be responsible for the delivery of our organisational strategy at a regional level.

Regional Development Managers will work closely with members across the country and require collaborative working across all other departments of Scottish Golf.

Strategic Goals

To support this, Scottish Golf’s strategic goals are:

  • Sustainable clubs prepared for the future: a healthy, robust network of golf clubs and facilities supporting golf in Scotland.
  • Growing the game, nurturing talent: more golfers, from beginner to winner.
  • Showcasing the game as a welcoming, accessible sport: cultivating a culture of confidence and openness that is inclusive.
  • Enterprising, responsible resources: collective responsibility for the performance of our people and finance.
  • Success through collaboration: delivering through successful partnerships that enable the growth of the game.

Key Responsibilities

  • Support the delivery of Scottish Golf’s strategy at a regional level, by understanding the key strategic issues within the region and delivering a clear plan and priorities.
  • Support the business, governance, and development needs of member clubs within the region, conducting club health checks, identifying issues and delivering solutions.
  • Increase Scottish Golf’s impact at club level, strengthening engagement across key programmes and services such as safeguarding, participation and technology.
  • Work with clubs to modernise the game, supporting the development of sustainable golf club management practices.
  • Help clubs recruit and retain volunteers, and attract new members, including a specific focus on growing female membership.
  • Track club engagement and the impact of support via the CRM. Manage the delivery of Scottish Golf’s regional forums within region.
  • Work closely with Area & County members, strengthening dialogue and providing support as required.
  • Strengthen golf’s visibility at a local level by connecting with local partners and non-traditional golfing facilities, ultimately feeding pathways to clubs.
  • Identify local and regional funding opportunities to support member clubs.
  • Work collaboratively with other partners such as the SGCMA and PGA to provide relevant support to clubs.
  • Attend monthly team meetings and regional meetings to review and disseminate information on programme delivery and outcomes, sharing best practice.
  • In conjunction with Scottish Golf’s Operations team, provide continuous monitoring, evaluation, and reporting of KPIs.
  • Be accountable for stakeholder satisfaction surveys, ensuring data collection and engagement within region.
  • Represent Scottish Golf at senior level with internal and external stakeholders, engaging in regional networks with local authorities, sportscotland, other key partners as required.

General Duties and Responsibilities

  • To comply with all legislative requirements and company policies including but not limited to Child Protection, Health & Safety, Equality and confidentiality.

This list of specific and general duties and responsibilities is non-exhaustive and subject to review and change.

Experience and Knowledge

  • Knowledge of Scottish Golf structures, either through work in a club role or wider golf sector experience, and passion for the game.
  • Strong understanding of golf club business and development needs.
  • Experience of working in partnership with multiple stakeholders at different levels.
  • Experience of facilitating and leading strategic planning discussions.
  • Proven experience of managing projects and budgets.
  • Experience of data analysis and report writing.
  • A degree level qualification or equivalent workplace experience.
  • As the post involves travelling, applicants must hold a full current driving licence.

Key Competencies and Skills

  • The ability to adapt and relate to and influence people at different levels and ages, thereby acting as a force for development of golf in Scotland.
  • Demonstrable problem solving and decision-making skills with the ability to organise and deliver support to member clubs.
  • Outstanding communication and presentation skills to effectively engage with a broad workforce and membership community.
  • A natural, positive, and engaging personality who can role model a culture of collaboration, innovation and support.
  • A commitment and enthusiasm for ensuring first-class delivery, who leads by example and who is not afraid to learn and prepared to share their expertise.
  • A commitment to broadening the reach of the game, including amongst women and girls, golfers with a disability, and other under-represented groups.
  • Applicants must hold a relevant degree level qualification or equivalent, ideally in a sports related discipline.
  • Excellent IT skills.


A salary reflecting the post holders experience and position within the organisation will be offered. In addition, a pension scheme and other benefits are available.

This role requires significant travel around the country, often during evenings and occasionally at weekends.

Candidate Pack

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How To Apply

To apply, please click 'Apply Now' to send your CV and a covering letter outlining why your skills and experience make you a great candidate for this role, to our recruitment team by Monday 22 July at 12pm.

Equal Opportunities

Scottish Golf is an equal opportunity employer. We value diversity and encourage applications from candidates of all backgrounds, identities and experiences. We believe that everyone deserves an equal opportunity. If you require any reasonable adjustments during the recruitment process, please let us know.

Additional Information

Full Time
Job Type
Team Operations & Logistics
Salary information
£35,000 - 40,000

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