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Scottish Curling - NXD's

The Royal Caledonian Curling Club, trading as Scottish Curling, is seeking applications from individuals from out-with the sport of curling to fill two positions on the board for non-executive Independent Directors. The board are particularly keen to receive applications from people with relevant skills and experience. The first role is for someone with fundraising/commercial/marketing skills and the second role is for someone with skills in finance/audit/risk and would be expected to be a member of the audit committee. These roles are not paid and are for an initial term of three years.

Individuals wishing to be considered for these positions should apply by sending a brief CV and covering letter to the CEO, Bruce Crawford at: before 30th July 2021.

Background information on the work of the organisation and the board of directors can be seen on the website at: Scottish Curling is committed to equality and diversity so all applications are welcome.

To discuss the roles or find out a bit more about the organisation, please call: Bruce
Crawford (CEO) 07841 880 548 or Graham Lindsay (Chairman) 07860 262 341.

The role and responsibilities of being a director with Scottish Curling are as follows:

The Board of Directors is responsible collectively for developing the strategy and managing the affairs of Scottish Curling and overseeing all business conducted by the Chief Executive Officer, the staff and volunteers.

The Board sets strategic and financial policy direction, whilst ensuring annual business plans and budgets are delivered to standard. The Board is responsible for ensuring that the highest levels of corporate governance are employed within Scottish Curling.

The Board is directly responsible to the membership through General Meetings and has a legal responsibility for the good running of the business under company law.

The Board will work closely with the Chief Executive Officer to ensure the efficient and effective delivery of all aspects of Scottish Curling’s business. Individual Directors will be responsible to the Chair specifically and to the Board generally with regard to delivering specific pieces of business, as may be assigned from time to time.


3.1 Legal & Financial
• Safeguard of Scottish Curling assets including investment of funds, insurance protection, taxation and fundraising.
• Ensure appropriate financial systems and controls are in place and adhered to at all times.
• Ensure all commercial partnerships comprise agreements that meet the requirements of contract law.Page 2
• Agree annual budgets that align to the business plan.
• Ensure annual financial accounts are prepared for approval and presentation at each Annual General Meeting.

3.2 Planning & Strategy
• Ensure that Scottish Curling discharges its functions within a specified framework.
• Drive production of long-term strategies, short term operational plans and policies, including short-term and long-term key performance indicators.
• Undertake periodic reviews of strategies and operational plans.
• Ensure all major projects are approved, monitored and reviewed.
• Monitor the existing and planned facilities for the sport

3.3 Communication & Promotion
• Receive reports on progress towards implementation of marketing and communication strategies and plans.
• Support staff in the implementation and review of income generation strategies.
• Advocate on behalf of Scottish Curling on all areas of operation to membership and external agencies.

3.4 Employment and Appointments
• Produce and implement recruitment, selection and appointment policies and procedures for professional staff and maintain an appropriate organisational
structure within which they work.
• Ensure that Scottish Curling complies with employment law, has employer’s liability insurance, a statement of terms and conditions of employment, avoids
discrimination against potential/actual employees and observes health and safety requirements.
• Appoint the Chief Executive Officer and the chairman will conduct an annual performance review.

3.5 Administration
• Direct formal delegation of authority to sub-committees appointed to manage specific projects, initiatives or issues, ensuring clear terms of reference are
• Monitor the performance of the professional staff and all national voluntary officer appointments.
• Ensure all ethical policies and procedures are formulated and implemented.
• Ensure that an annual report that aligns to business planning targets is prepared for the members and stakeholders.
• Agree key performance indicators and standards for management.

3.6 Representation
• Develop relationships with local and national organisations e.g. sportscotland, Scottish Ice Rink Association, Local Authorities, UK Sport, British, English and
Welsh Curling.
• Ensure representation within international bodies where appropriate e.g. World Curling Federation and its member associations, World Anti-Doping Agency,

The Directors will be expected to take a lead role in at least one of the business activity areas of Scottish Curling. This could mean acting as convenor or member of one of the working or standing committees such as Competitions, Rules, Umpiring, Coaching, Performance, Commercial, Audit, Nominations or Member

There may also be a requirement for an involvement in other one-off projects that may come up from time to time.

Directors are expected to attend around six Board Meetings per year, in person or online. Directors may serve on other committees or working groups which may meet up to 4 times during the year. Board members would also be expected to attend one or two major events during the season.

The Independent Director positions are for a period of three years. An independent Director may be reappointed to that position as defined in the Articles, for second period of three years.

Scottish Curling is looking for a broad mix of skills in its board of directors. The board are particularly keen to receive applications from people for these two posts, one with fundraising/commercial/marketing skills and secondly finance/audit/risk and would be expected to be a member of the audit committee. I general, candidates for Independent Director posts should possess skills or experience in one or more of the following areas:
• Audit and risk management
• Finance/Accountancy
• Governance
• Marketing
• Fundraising
• Legal
• IT

These skills or experiences could have been gained in either a professional or voluntary capacity.

Apply by email to our CEO: by sending a brief CV and covering letter before 30th July 2021