SMS seeks National Development Manager


Scottish Motor Sports (SMS), the umbrella organisation representing the interests of both two- and four-wheel motorsport in Scotland, is seeking a National Development Manager to lead the development of the sport.

SMS was established in 2011 as a collaboration between the bodies that govern two- and four-wheel motorsport: the Scottish Auto Cycle Union (SACU) and Motorsport UK (formerly the Motor Sports Association). This collaborative approach enables the organisation to speak with one voice, representing the best interests of the whole sport to Government and legislators.

All applicants must display a strong understanding of the fundamental principles of sport development and how these are applied now and in the future to shape the organisation against its vision: “To put motor sport at the heart of the Scottish sporting landscape”. This is an ongoing process; the successful applicant will be responsible for bringing this vision to fruition.

Reporting to the SACU and Motorsport UK, the managing partners of the SMS Agreement, the role of the National Development Manager will be to:

  • Lead the SMS development team and take overall responsibility for the completion and remaining delivery of the 2016-2020 Strategic Plan
  • Shape the future strategic direction of SMS in particular, lead the development and delivery of our new strategy for 2020 - 2024
  • Take responsibility for developing key high level stakeholder relations
  • Day to day management of the SMS Development Officer.

The full job specification can be found here.

Please apply enclosing a full CV and covering letter outlining why you should be considered for the role. Two references should be available but will only be collected if the applicant is successful. Applicants should note any affiliations to clubs or associations linked to the SACU, Motorsport UK or the Association of Scottish Car Clubs.

Applications should be sent by email to with subject line: SMS National Development Manager Application.

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