Scottish Gymnastics Jobs

Directors - General Director x1 and Finance Director x1

Term of office: initial three years with the option to extend by a further three years. 
Remuneration for the role:  out of pocket expenses only.  

Do you have highly-developed teamwork, interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to support, motivate and challenge those around you? Can you develop strong, effective working relationships while understanding the current sporting and political landscape? Do you want to be part of a dynamic, ambitious organisation which is dedicated to everything gymnastics in Scotland?

Scottish Gymnastics is halfway through our 12-year strategy focussing on a ‘strong Scottish Gymnastics, inspiring and nurturing emerging talent’. This defines our goals and operations as a governing body, ensuring we are working with and for our members to help them achieve their ambitions. 

To aid the board on this journey we are looking for a general director who will complement our existing board experience. We are particularly keen to hear from you if have a strong club and coaching background and can provide drive and energy to work alongside board members, the chief executive officer, and our staff to support the delivery of the strategic plan.

We are also looking for a new finance director to be a source of advice and assistance to the board, the chief executive officer, and other relevant staff on financial matters. As a qualified accountant, you will have experience in financial matters gained from working in any sector and come with a commitment to the work of Scottish Gymnastics with a willingness to devote the necessary time and effort. 

There has never been a more important and exciting time to join our board as we look forward to rebuilding our sport across the country.

The successful candidate should be able to demonstrate a proven ability to work with senior stakeholders, provide direction and influence the strategic decisions of the organisation, through impartial and rigorous discussion and enthusiastic debate, contribute to the board agenda and sit on sub-committees of the board as appropriate.

General director full job description and person specification

Finance director full job description and person specification

Director supporting information 

The role requires a commitment of on average six to nine days per year for general duties including board meetings and preparation time. Meetings are held every two months normally from August to May. This role is not remunerated, however, out of pocket expenses will be paid.

If you would like an informal chat about the role, please contact CEO Doc McKelvey at doc.mckelvey@scottishgymnastics.org in the first instance to arrange a suitable time to discuss the role further. 

If you think you are right for Scottish Gymnastics and this role excites you, please send us a letter of application highlighting your motivation for the post and relevant experience, with your CV to us at HR@scottishgymnastics.org to arrive no later than Thursday 22 July. Interviews will be in early August. 

The general director role is elected to the board by a vote at the AGM on 19 September 2021. Information on all nominated candidates will be sent to Scottish Gymnastics voting members in advance of the AGM. Please submit the nomination form.

Board nomination form

We value different perspectives and backgrounds knowing that diversity drives innovation and performance. Scottish Gymnastics serves a diverse community, and we are committed to growing and maintaining a culture of inclusion across our own organisation. We aim to ensure that no applicant receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of discrimination. All appointments are made purely based on merit and ability.


Head of Wellbeing and Protection

Salary: £40,000 - £45,000
Status of role: permanent and full-time
Place of work: working from home until the reopening of our office at Scottish Gymnastics HQ, Caledonia House, South Gyle, Edinburgh

Exciting new role as part of the senior leadership team

Scottish Gymnastics is the governing body responsible for all levels of gymnastics activity throughout Scotland. We are a close-knit team on a journey to becoming a world-class governing body for our members and partners and we are looking for like-minded people who will help us on the way.  

We believe safeguarding is everyone's responsibility with Scottish Gymnastics taking the lead in ensuring the wellbeing of all our members.  We are committed to making sure everyone can learn and enjoy gymnastics in a positive, safe and healthy environment.

This new role has overall responsibility for driving and delivering Scottish Gymnastics’ child protection and safeguarding activities, working with all areas of the organisation to ensure the wellbeing and the safety of the children and young people in our clubs is at the centre of all that we do and to ensure compliance is built in throughout our sport.

The successful candidate will be highly motivated, and come with experience working in a statutory body, bringing operational and management experience within a safeguarding environment, dealing with child protection issues and be able to use this to create and deliver the safeguarding strategic plan.

The role requires candidates to work with all areas of the organisation, whilst leading and supporting the safeguarding team. The role requires candidates to be able to influence and develop strong, effective working relationships with Scottish Gymnastics clubs, members, and key partners.

Candidates will require strong interpersonal skills, positive attitude, and the ability to work on their own initiative. Candidates will need sound knowledge of safeguarding legislation, policy, procedure, and best practice guidance. 

> Full job description and person specification

If you would like an informal chat about the role, please contact chief executive officer Doc McKelvey on doc.mckelvey@scottishgymnastics.org or 07500 049 603.

If you think you are right for Scottish Gymnastics and this role excites you, please send us a letter of application, with a CV to the HR department, by email to HR@scottishgymnastics.org to arrive no later than 5pm on Friday 16 July. Interviews will be held via Teams. 

Scottish Gymnastics is an equal opportunities employer and aims to provide a working environment free from any form of harassment, intimidation, victimisation, or unjustifiable discrimination. We aim to ensure that no job applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of discrimination. All appointments are made purely based on merit and ability.


 

Scottish Gymnastics is the governing body responsible for all levels of gymnastics activity throughout Scotland. As part of our commitment to ensure that athlete welfare, equality and inclusion is central to all Scottish Gymnastics programmes and activities, we are recruiting members to join our new Wellbeing and Protection Committee and our Equality Advisory Committee. We are looking for two people from our membership and two independent members to join our board champions on the committees.

Wellbeing and Protection Committee Member

Following our recent independent safeguarding review of performance programmes, we have established a Wellbeing and Protection Committee. This is a subcommittee of the Board, representing Scottish Gymnastics in relation to child protection, safeguarding and athlete wellbeing.

The Wellbeing and Protection Committee will provide advice and guidance on all safeguarding matters ensuring practical, strategic, and operational support to deliver Scottish Gymnastics’ safeguarding strategic objectives. 

We are seeking new members from within our membership who are committed and passionate about child protection, safeguarding and athlete wellbeing from a variety of backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives, to join our Wellbeing and Protection Committee.  

> Further information can be found within the member role profile

As a member of this group, you will steer, advise, and challenge, where appropriate, the Scottish Gymnastics Board of Directors and all decision-making bodies within Scottish Gymnastics on wellbeing, protection and safeguarding matters as well as develop and drive forward the strategic objectives on wellbeing, protection and safeguarding and review the company’s performance against these. As well as act as an ambassador for wellbeing and protection in Scottish Gymnastics always promoting and embodying our culture and values. 

It is envisaged a Wellbeing and Protection Committee member will serve for an initial period of two years.

If you are interested in this role, please submit a note of interest detailing how your skills and expertise fit with the role to hr@scottishgymnastics.org.

Equality Advisory Committee Member

As part of our ongoing work to uphold the principles and values of equality across our sport, we have created a new Equality Advisory Committee to assist us in leading the way. As part of this process, we are seeking members who are committed and passionate about equality from a variety of backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives, to join our Equality Advisory Committee.  

The Committee’s remit is to provide advice and guidance on all equality matters, ensuring practical, strategic, and operational support is sustained for the development and delivery of our Equality Action plan, in addition to supporting our (Staff Equality Working Group and) Board Members in relation to equality and diversity.  

As a member of the Equality and Diversity Advisory Group, you will offer advice on all matters of equality, and specifically on one or more of the UK Equality Act 2010 protected characteristics.  We are seeking new members from within our membership as well as independent members with knowledge or experience working with diverse groups or individuals who have equality backgrounds as well as members from underrepresented groups. 

> Further information can be found within the member role profile

It is envisaged an Equality Advisory Committee member will serve for an initial period of two years.

If you are interested in this role, please submit a note of interest detailing how your skills and expertise fit with the role to hr@scottishgymnastics.org.


Technical Committee Members (voluntary role)

Term of office: four-year term 

Following the approval of the new technical committee regulations, we have some vacancies our seven discipline-specific committees. 

The purpose of the technical committees is to maintain the integrity of the sport and use each committee’s technical expertise to support the planning and development of safe, quality gymnastics programmes in Scotland. 

Specific focus will be given to the performance pathway, coach and judge development and the Scottish national events programme. This will be done by working in conjunction and cooperation with Scottish Gymnastics board and staff.

There are seven technical committees: acrobatic, men’s artistic, rhythmic, TeamGym, trampoline & double mini-trampoline, tumbling, and women’s artistic.

Each committee has four members with potential for shared roles, descriptors below: 
•  Chairperson
•  Competition coordinator -
two roles in women's artistic
•  Judging coordinator
•  Pathway coordinator

Technical committee will meet a minimum of four times per year and can include virtual meetings. Scottish Gymnastics staff representatives for each discipline will also attend each committee meeting.

There is also the addition of a new joint technical committee which will meet a minimum of twice a year to ensure the activities of Scottish Gymnastics and all the disciplines are coordinated and to act as a forum for discussion on all technical committee matters.

Please get in touch if you are interested or would like to be involved.

•  Clearly state which role(s) you are applying for and within which discipline
•  Details on the skills, experience and knowledge you have to support your application for the role
•  Your motivation to apply for the role and what you are hoping to gain from being part of the technical committee
•  Details on how you would foster communication and teamwork within the technical committee and with the Scottish Gymnastics staff  

If you would like to chat about any of the roles before applying, please contact Lara Gregson on lara.gregson@scottishgymnastics.org

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