Scottish Gymnastics Jobs

Chairperson

Remuneration: £5,000 to £7,000 per annum, plus expenses
Term: Up to three years, and may be extended for a further three years

Scottish Gymnastics (SG) is 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.  Through our 12-year strategy we have identified a need to focus on areas that will make a real difference.  This key role will help us to deliver our ambitions, those of our members and member clubs.

As our Chairperson, you would lead the Board of Directors and contribute to the strategic direction of Scottish Gymnastics, overseeing the overall management and implementation of the agreed strategy and business plan. The senior leadership team is led by the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), and is responsible for the day to day running of the business. The chairperson provides the link between the SG board/ membership and the leadership team and works closely with the CEO to implement and evolve the overall strategy for SG.

Experience as a director, trustee or committee member within the commercial, voluntary or public sector would be beneficial along with significant experience in operating at a senior level in a strategic capacity. Highly developed leadership skills are key to be able to support, manage and challenge the CEO and other Board members.

This challenging role will suit highly motivated and committed individuals, who want to make a positive contribution to Scottish Gymnastics’ future and are able to chair approximately five board meetings per year at midweek evening meetings, along with at least two all day weekend meetings as well chair the Annual AGM and any EGMs. The successful applicant will work closely with the CEO through regular communications.

The role requires candidates to able to develop effective working relationships with key partners and have knowledge of the current sporting and political landscape. Candidates will require strong interpersonal skills, positive attitude and experience in public speaking. 

The full job description and person specification can be found HERE along with supporting information HERE. 

If you would like an informal chat about the role, please contact Scott Harper, current Chair, via email in the first instance to arrange a suitable time to discuss the role further; scott.harper@cierco.uk 

If you think you are right for SG 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 30 June 2019.  Interviews will be in early August.

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 receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of discrimination. All appointments are made purely on the basis of merit and ability.


Club Support Officer 

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

Are you passionate about helping others achieve their ambitions?  

Scottish Gymnastics has embarked on an exciting 12-year strategy that will see the growth of ‘a strong Scottish Gymnastics, inspiring and nurturing emerging talent’ and we are looking for like-minded people who will help us on the way.

The role…
We want to improve our support to our member clubs across our Effective Club Framework principles. To enable us to do this we need someone who is as passionate as us in supporting clubs with a real customer focussed attitude and the ability to build strong relationships. 

You will be first point of contact for our east based member clubs with development needs. You will also support 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 and working with colleagues to provide the best support package. This is an ever-changing role that involves working with multiple clubs with differing requirements so you need to be flexible in your approach.  

Full details of the job description can be found – HERE. 

About us…
We offer an extremely dynamic, passionate and flexible working environment. You will be supported in your own personal development and have access to additional learning opportunities that you are interested in. 

How to apply…
To apply send a cover letter outlining why you feel you are the best candidate for the role (maximum 2 sides A4) along with your CV to HR@scottishgymnastics.org. Closing date for applications is 2pm on Monday 17th June 2019.

Interviews will be held at sportscotland Caledonia House, Edinburgh on Tuesday 25th June 2019.

If you would like to chat more about the role please contact Chris Lumsden (Club Business Manager) 07500 049 602 or via email chris.lumsden@scottishgymnastics.org 


Events Administrator

Salary: £17,000 - £19,000

Status of Role: Full time, permanent

Place of work: Scottish Gymnastics HQ, Caledonia House, South Gyle, Edinburgh

Days of work: Monday-Friday, plus weekend event work (various locations)

Scottish Gymnastics (SG) is 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.  Through our 12-year strategy we have identified a need to focus on areas that will make a real difference.  This post will help us to deliver our ambitions, those of our members and member clubs.

We are looking for a candidate who is keen to support the administration and coordination within our events department, with a focus on our domestic competition programme.  This will include planning and coordinating gymnastics competition events, booking venues, accommodation and catering, compiling event programmes for all event officials and volunteers, assisting with online entry administration and entry tracking, and budget management. Although primarily an office-based role the successful candidate will be required to work at events during weekends.

The successful candidate will need to be hard working, motivated to be part of a fast paced area of the business, and come with experience of providing administrative support in a previous role. The role requires candidates to be organised with a high attention to detail, customer driven with an excellent telephone manner and be able to manage their workload.

Candidates will require strong interpersonal skills, 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 and the internet. A prior knowledge of gymnastics would be advantageous.

The full job description and person specification can be found here.  

If you would like an informal chat about the role, please contact Becky Harris, Events Manager, on becky.harris@scottishgymnastics.org or at 0131 472 7013.

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 Thursday 16 May.   Interviews will be held on Thursday 23 May.

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.


 

Chief Executive Officer

Salary: £65,000 to £70,000 depending on experience
Status of Role: Permanent and Full time
Place of work: Scottish Gymnastics HQ, Caledonia House, South Gyle, Edinburgh

Scottish Gymnastics is 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.  Through our 12-year strategy we have identified a need to focus on areas that will make a real difference.  This key role will help us to deliver our ambitions, those of our members and member clubs.

As our CEO, you will be responsible for developing and implementing Scottish Gymnastics’ strategic and business plans for the 12-year strategy, and being an effective advocate for gymnastics in the wider sporting landscape.

Your role will be crucial to the ongoing success of our organisation. We want our CEO to be a motivator and a leader who will model a great company culture, provide inspired leadership to our staff and members, establish a great working relationship with the board of directors and continue the delivery of our strategy.

The successful candidate will need to be hard working, motivated to be part of a fast-paced business, and come with experience of managing and leading teams, with proven track record in strategic planning and delivery in a business or sporting environment.

The role requires candidates to able to develop strong, effective working relationships with key partners and have knowledge of the current sporting and political landscape.

Candidates will require strong interpersonal skills, a positive attitude and the ability to work on their own initiative. You will need sound knowledge of Microsoft Office products and be able to create business reports and papers for board and other audiences.

The full job description and person specification can be found HERE along with supporting information HERE

If you would like an informal chat about the role, please contact Euan Lowe, Chief Executive, on euan.lowe@scottishgymnastics.org or 0131 271 9731.

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 Monday 29 April.  

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.


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.