Scottish Gymnastics Jobs

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:


DMT National Technical Lead Coach

Status of role: contract for Services reviewed on an annual basis
Hours: part time (1 profiling day and 4 camps per programme year)
Responsible to: performance manager
Salary: daily rate of £300 per camp day (inclusive of travel expenses and preparation time in advance of camps and associated administration of these camps, including reporting and targeting setting)

Scottish Gymnastics is on an exciting journey under our 12-year strategy to create a ‘strong Scottish Gymnastics, inspiring and nurturing emerging talent’ with gymnast well-being taking front and centre of performance activity. In order to create a world class system of we must recruit, invest in and retain, world class coaches at both the pathway and performance levels who align and share the Scottish Gymnastics vision and values.

In order to achieve this vision, Scottish Gymnastics is looking to recruit a national technical lead who will deliver pathway training sessions across Scotland under the direction of the Scottish Gymnastics performance department. This role will deliver pathway training focusing on developing and expanding the Scottish talent pool with DMT. The successful candidate must hold a HPC qualification in DMT and must have credible experience at pathway and national level. You can view the full job description and person specification below:

> DMT National Technical Lead Job Description and Person Specification

If you would like an informal chat about the role, please contact performance manager Wendy Purdie on 07825 828865 or email wendy.purdie@scottishgymnastics.org

If you think you are right for this opportunity and this role excites you, please send us a letter of application outlining your experience, along with a copy of your CV to wendy.purdie@scottishgymnastics.org to arrive no later than 5pm on Tuesday 20 September 2022. Interviews will be held virtually on Friday 23 September.


Club Engagement Officer

Salary: £22,000 - £26,000
Status of Role: Permanent, Full-time
Location: Hybrid with minimum of two days per week at Scottish Gymnastics HQ, Caledonia House, South Gyle, Edinburgh.
Days of Work: Monday to Friday, and occasional Evening/Weekends

Are you passionate about supporting sports clubs in their development and supporting them to achieve their goals? 

We are looking for a Club Engagement Officer to support our member clubs to improve their club management and make life easier for those running our clubs. We are a close-knit team who are looking for our missing piece who can provide that support to clubs and those you will be working with.

The successful candidate will be customer focussed with the ability to build relationships with our clubs and help them in their day-to-day operations.  We are looking for someone who is keen to continue to develop as well as bringing the range of skills we need.

Candidates will require strong interpersonal skills, a positive attitude, and the ability to work on their own initiative. Candidates will need sound knowledge of Microsoft Office products including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook. You can view the full job description and person specification below:

> Job Description & Person Specification

Useful links to our current strategy and effective club framework can be found on our website:

> Scottish Gymnastics Strategic Plan 2015-27
> Effective Club Framework

If you would like an informal chat about the role, please contact Steve Paige, Head of Participation and Development on 07825 868 863 or email steve.paige@scottishgymnastics.org.

If you think you are right for this opportunity and this role excites you, please send a letter of application (max. 2 sides of A4) outlining your experience, along with a copy of your CV to hr@scottishgymnastics.org to arrive no later than Monday 26th September at 5pm.

Interviews will be held on Tuesday 4th October at Caledonia House, Edinburgh.


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. There is no closing date for this vacancy.


Non-Executive Director: Wellbeing and Protection

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 early last 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 have an understanding of 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.

> Non-executive director role description and person specification

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 | 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:

> Technical Committees