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.
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 on the basis of merit and ability.
You can view our current vacancies below:
Technical Director - Athlete Representation
Term: Three years from approval at AGM/EGM with the opportunity for this to be extended for a second three-year term.
Remuneration: Out of pocket expenses only.
Commitment: Approximately five board meetings per year, usually weekend mornings, with at least one full weekend day meeting annually. Approximately two committee meetings per year, usually midweek evenings. Scottish Gymnastics AGM and regular communications with the chair and CEO.
Minimum Age: 18
We are seeking a technical director with specific experience as a performance gymnast from any discipline, who has been, or is currently part of a Scottish Gymnastics performance programme. As well as contributing to the overall work of the board through the general duties of a director, this role will be key in having the athlete voice heard as part of all board activity and engage with gymnasts through the youth forum, performance programmes and assist with integrating the rights and voice of the gymnasts into our governance structure.
As well as the general duties required of a director as an integral member of the board, you will be key to the fundamental progression of Scottish Gymnastics, helping drive the strategic direction of the organisation through planning and oversight, bringing independent and diverse perspectives. You can view the technical director brochure below.
If you are interested in this role, candidates should email a letter of application highlighting your motivation for the post and relevant experience, along with CV to firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday 16 January 2023.
The technical director role is elected to the board by a vote at the AGM on 26 February 2023. Information on all nominated candidates will be sent to Scottish Gymnastics voting members in advance of the AGM. Please submit the nomination form along with your application.
For a confidential discussion about the role please email CEO Doc McKelvey at email@example.com to arrange a suitable time to discuss the role further.
Non-Executive Director - Wellbeing & Protection
Term of office: initial three years with the option to extend by a further three years
Remuneration for the role: out of pocket expenses
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?
We are developing a new vision and strategy for the sport, with a clear focus on the environment and culture we all want for gymnastics in Scotland and the UK.
We are working in close partnership with British Gymnastics, Welsh Gymnastics, English Gymnastics and Gymnastics Northern Ireland to create a strategy for the sport across the UK. This will help us build on the good things happening in the sport already, but also drive change and reform where it is needed.
Scottish Gymnastics pledged to lead the change in culture in our sport earlier this year. We have committed to improving our current way of working, embedding wellbeing and protection in everything we do, and to identifying values which determine who we are and what you can confidently expect of us as a governing body.
Scottish Gymnastics is seeking to appoint a non-executive director with specific knowledge and understanding of wellbeing and protection (safeguarding), as well as contributing to the overall work of the board through the general duties of a director, this role will work with the executive team to support Scottish Gymnastics in delivering its commitment to placing wellbeing and protection in the centre of all we do. We are keen to hear from you if understand wellbeing and protection issues, including legislative and regulatory requirements for safeguarding children and adults at risk and our duty of care to all members, volunteers, and employees.
You would provide drive and energy and work alongside board members, the chief executive officer, and our staff to support the delivery of the strategic plan and would be committed and passionate about child protection, safeguarding and athlete wellbeing.
You would chair the wellbeing and protection committee to 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.
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. You can find out more about the role by viewing the non-executive director brochure below.
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 September to June. 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 firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. There is no closing date for this vacancy.
Technical Committee Members (Voluntary Roles)
The purpose of the discipline 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.
You can find out more about our technical committees on the following page: