Scottish Gymnastics Jobs

Gymnast Ambassadors

How do you fancy becoming the first ever Scottish Gymnastics gymnast ambassador?

We are looking to recruit a pool of up to four experienced gymnast ambassadors across all Scottish Gymnastics disciplines.  This is an exciting opportunity for the successful applicants to deliver key Scottish Gymnastics messages to gymnasts selected onto our performance pathway programmes.  

The gymnast ambassador is an exciting new role created for gymnasts who have represented Scotland at a Senior level internationally and/or have been selected to represent GB.  Working with the Scottish Gymnastics Performance Team, the successful candidates will be expected to lead on the delivery of Talent Principle workshops to selected gymnasts and lead Athlete-Driven Profiling workshops at our PPP/NPP induction days across all disciplines which have a Performance pathway in place.  

Specific training on the delivery of the messages will be provided to the successful ambassadors recruited.

This is a voluntary role but travel expenses will be covered by Scottish Gymnastics in line with our volunteer policy.

You can read more:

> gymnast ambassador role description 

> personal specification 

Interested athletes should complete the  application form.  

Deadline for applications is 9am on Monday 17 December

When applying please be aware that if you are successful you need to be available to:
> attend an informal recruitment day(s) with an option to attend on either 9th or 10th January 2019 at Caledonia House, Edinburgh
>attend the ambassador training workshop which also takes place in Caledonia House, Edinburgh on Saturday 19th January 2018. 

If you think this role is for you please complete the application form.  

If you have questions about the role please get in touch with Wendy Purdie at wendy.purdie@scottishgymnastics.org or 0131 271 9746 to discuss further.


Club Support Officer (part time, 1 post)

£22,000-£24,000 (pro rata)
3 days per week, 22.5 hours per week
Post based in Edinburgh (Caledonia House, South Gyle)

Are you passionate about helping clubs achieve their ambitions?  

We want to improve our support to our member clubs across a number of key areas.  To enable us to do this we need people who are as passionate as us in supporting our clubs with a real customer focussed attitude and the ability to build strong relationships.

You will be first point of contact for clubs with development needs and supporting new clubs in their formation as well as being a key link with local partners.  You will work face to face with member clubs to support them on their journey to achieving their ambitions including implementing their Self-assessment action plan.  This is an ever-changing role that involves working with multiple clubs with differing requirements so you need to be flexible in your approach. 

> Read job description and person specification

To apply send a letter of application (maximum 2 sides A4) stating why you are the best candidate for the role along with your CV, closing date for applications 12 noon on Monday 3 December 2018 email to HR@scottishgymnastics.org 

Informal chat or to find out more, contact Chris Lumsden (Club Business Manager) on 07500 049 602.

Interviews will be held at Caledonia House, Edinburgh on 11 December 2018.


Board Advisory Group Members

Scottish Gymnastics are looking for people to join Board Advisory Groups.

As part of our exciting 12-year journey with the clear vision of ‘a strong Scottish Gymnastics, inspiring and nurturing emerging talent’, we are focussed on delivering strategic objectives in four key, interdependent areas: clubs, people, gymnasts and corporate. 

To help the Scottish Gymnastics Board deliver these objectives, we are setting up Board Advisory Groups, to focus on clubs, pathways and governance. 

Each group’s role is advisory, making recommendations and providing updates to the board. Their purpose is to help drive the sport in Scotland by identifying priorities from the long-term strategy and annual operating plan. 

Within each group, there will be project groups or subgroups to address opportunities or activities over different time periods, as priorities emerge. Working groups will be set up to inform and support the delivery of agreed priorities.

The Clubs Board Advisory Group will focus on commercial opportunities, communication and events. 

The Pathways Advisory Group will include the existing HPAG and also focus on performance pathway development and coaches and officials. 

The Governance Board Advisory Group will focus on standards, systems and controls alongside the existing Remuneration Advisory Group and the Conduct in Sport Panel.

How can you help?

We need expertise from within our membership to contribute to these groups which will ideally be made up of a mix of board directors, members, and staff to give an informed view on strategic direction, delivery and monitoring the success of the work.

We are looking for people interested in joining any of the three board advisory groups. The role requires a commitment of on average of four meetings per year and is not remunerated. 

If you are interested in helping prioritise and shape the work of Scottish Gymnastics, we would love to hear from you. 

Please get in touch with Lara Gregson at lara.gregson@scottishgymnastics.org or 0131 271 9736 to discuss further.