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Hq - Main Building, Council Headquarters, Newtown St.Boswells, Melrose, Roxburghshire, TD6 0SA
£32,303.92 - £35,059.67 per year pro rata
Contract Type:
Position Type:
Part Time
17.5 hours per week

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Job Details

Grade: 8A
Hourly Rate: £17.70 - £19.21
Salary: £32,303.92 - £35,059.67 pro rata per annum
Contract Duration: Temporary until 30/06/2024*

Hours: 17.5 per week

Please note successful applicants will be placed on the first point of the salary scale unless they meet certain criteria.

*This post is temporary for 18 months from the candidates' start date.

The closing date for this post has been extended to 07/12/2022.

Role Purpose

This post provides a brilliant opportunity for someone to come in and lead on the delivery of Scottish Borders Councils ambitions to strengthen the areas reputation as one of Scotland’s leading cycling destinations, transform communitues and deliver economic benefits through the ‘power of the bike’. The Scottish Borders is a beautiful, historic and vibrant destination with huge potential for growth and development within the cycling sector and this position will play a key role in taking this ambition forwards.
As well as driving forward the cycling aspects of the Scottish Borders Strategic Events plan you will play a key role in supporting the ambitions of the Regional Economic Strategy for the South of Scotland and the South of Scotland Cycling Strategy. This is an exciting time to become involved in the delivery of a wide range of cycling related projects. If you have the creativity, drive, connections and experience to deliver on this agenda then we want to hear from you.

Based within the Economic Development Section the Economic Development Officer for Events and Cycling will support a wide range of organisations and event organisers to use the power of the bike in order to strengthen the areas reputation as one of Scotland’s leading cycling destinations, maximise economic impact and transform communitues. The Officer will serve as a central access point for all cycling related activities and will be responsible for leading the event management and coordination of cycling events in the area as well as providing advisory support to key regional events and participating in the Safety Advisory Group. There will also be a requirement for partnership working with local agencies and stakeholders.


Educated to SCQF level 8.
Qualification in a subject relevant to Event Management, Economic Development, Sustainable Transportation and demonstrable work experience.
Good general level of education with sound literacy and numeracy skills.
Ongoing commitment to Continuous Professional Development (CPD) within a performance management culture.

A current driving licence and use of a vehicle is an essential requirement of this post.*

* If you have a disability which precludes you from holding a drivers licence, Scottish Borders Council will take into account its responsibility to make reasonable adjustments to allow for your disability.  Should it be possible to make such an adjustment in order that you can undertake the travel responsibilities of the post, this will be taken into account in consideration for this role.

Informal Enquiries

Informal enquiries may be made to Jane Warcup by telephone on 01835825066 or by email at

Scottish Borders Council is committed to improving the diversity of its workforce to better reflect the communities we serve. We welcome applications from all minority groups and individuals who identify with one or more of the protected characteristics as defined by the Equality Act 2010.  In particular from candidates who assess themselves as having a disability, under the Disability Confident Employer scheme this guarantees an interview to those individuals who meet the essential criteria of the post.  All appointments will be made on merit.