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Scottish Gymnastics - Chair

Remuneration: £5,000 to £7,000 per annum, plus expenses

Term: Up to three years, and may be extended for a further three years

Do you have highly developed leadership, 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 looking for a chairperson with these qualities and the experience and enthusiasm you could bring to the role and our organisation.

Scottish Gymnastics has a 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.

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 Scottish Gymnastics board/membership and the leadership team and works closely with the CEO to implement and evolve the overall strategy for Scottish Gymnastics.

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 a highly-motivated and committed individual who wants to make a positive contribution to Scottish Gymnastics’ future and is able to chair approximately five board midweek evening meetings and at least two all-day weekend meetings annually, as well as chair the annual AGM and any EGMs. The successful applicant will work closely with the CEO through regular communications.

The role requires you to be 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, along with supporting information can be found here.

If you would like an informal chat about the role, please contact interim chair Ian Chambers 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 Monday 16 March. Interviews are on Wednesday 8 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 receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of discrimination. All appointments are made purely on the basis of merit and ability.