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:


Customer Service Advisor

Salary: £18,000 - £20,000
Status of role: Full-time 
Location: Scottish Gymnastics HQ, Caledonia House, South Gyle, Edinburgh
Days of work: Monday - Friday, and occasional evening/weekends

Are you able to deliver excellent customer service and put the customer at the heart of all that you do? Do you want to work in a dynamic, ambitious organisation dedicated to everything gymnastics in Scotland?

We are looking for a Customer Service Advisor to join our close-knit, enthusiastic team and bring with them a range of skills to help us support our members and provide administrative and coordination functions for the education and membership teams.

The successful candidate will be customer focussed with an excellent telephone and email manner and be able to manage their own workload.  If you have experience of providing customer service and administrative support in a previous role, are organised, with a high attention to detail, this could be the role for you. 

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. 

> Read the customer service advisor full job description

If you would like an informal chat about the role, please contact Lindsay McKie, Education Programme Manager on 07718 485779 or email lindsay.mckie@scottishgymnastics.org.

If you think you are right for this opportunity and this role excites you, please send a letter of application outlining your experience, along with a copy of your CV to hr@scottishgymnastics.org to arrive no later than Wednesday 25 May at 5pm. Interviews will be held on Tuesday 7 June at Caledonia House, Edinburgh.


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


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 Roles)

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.

Suggested term of office: four-years

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

Technical committees 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

> Technical Committee Regulations