Scottish Gymnastics Jobs

Directors - General Director x1 and Non Executive Director x1

Term of office: initial one-year term, plus a further three years with the option to extend by a further three years

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 in year five of 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 and a Non-Executive Director who will complement our existing board experience. We are particularly keen to hear from you if have experience in governance, a financial background, events or marketing communications 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.

There has never been a more important and exciting time to join our Board as we emerge from lockdown and look forward to our sport reopening 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.

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

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 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 with your CV to us at to arrive no later than Wednesday 5 August. Interviews will be w/c 10 August.

The General Director role is elected to the Board by a vote at the AGM on 20 September 2020. Information on all nominated candidates will be sent to Scottish Gymnastics voting members in advance of the AGM. Please submit the nomination form which can be found HERE

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.


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