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Scotland Wheelchair Rugby League – Chair

Scotland Wheelchair Rugby League (SWRL) is seeking to recruit a new Chair to drive the growth of wheelchair rugby league in Scotland: a fast, dynamic sport which offers the opportunity for all to participate and reach their potential. The Chair will

– work with and provide leadership to the SWRL management board in setting the direction of the organisation,
– facilitate and lead on the development, implementation and review of the organisation’s strategic plan and long-term goals.
– oversee and guide decisions made by the Board, ensuring effective implementation.
– ensure financial stability.
– liaise regularly with the senior coaching staff and key volunteers to maintain an overview of the sports direction and development and to provide support and guidance as appropriate.
– optimise the relationship between key stakeholders and participants.
oversee the SWRL international team’s participation in its programme of events and tournaments.

The successful candidate will be committed to working towards developing and delivering the vision of SWRL, leading meetings on a regular basis and overseeing and monitoring key activities being taken forward, as outlined above. Ideally, we are looking for someone who has previous experience of chairing a voluntary or sports organisation, charity or business. However, depending upon skills and experience such a requirement may not be necessary.

If you have the enthusiasm coupled with relevant skills/experience for such a role or for more information, please contact us.

About Scotland Wheelchair Rugby League

Scotland Wheelchair Rugby League oversees the sport of wheelchair rugby league in Scotland. Its mission is to:

• Grow and establish wheelchair rugby league in Scotland as a sport of choice for all, creating opportunities for anyone to participate and enjoy the game.
• Provide a player development pathway that supports all to reach their potential, whilst ensuring a strong ethos for developing qualified coaches and officials to further support the sport.
• Develop a sustainable game and vibrant Scotland Wheelchair Rugby League community, supported by teams and fixtures.
• Develop key partnerships that are beneficial for all.

The management board meets on a regular basis. These meetings may take place in different locations and participation may occasionally be by telephone call.
SWRL is supported by Scotland Rugby League, the over arching body for all rugby league activity in Scotland. It also has a good working relationships with the Rugby Football League (RFL) and equivalent wheelchair rugby league bodies in England, Wales and Ireland.
International wheelchair rugby league is developing quickly. SWRL take part in an annual Celtic Cup with Wales and Ireland, there is a 4 Nations tournament including England and every 4 years, a Wheelchair Rugby League World Cup. This is being held in France in July 2017.

Skills and Experience

Knowledge of wheelchair rugby league is not essential. SWRL is looking for an individual with drive and commitment to see the sport grow in a sustainable way, and who will ideally have the following skills & experience:
• Set, communicate and implement the strategy and vision for an organisation or group
• A track record of developing individuals and teams
• Leadership of others
• Able to build productive, positive relationships with a diverse group of stakeholders, players and volunteers
• Management of budgets and fund-raising activities
• Ability to grow the profile and reputation of SWRL using a range of media and opportunities/events.

Frequency & Commitment

A commitment to attend board meetings and take forward the activities of SWRL. This normally equates to c.1-2 days per month.
Occasional attendance at Scotland Rugby League Board meetings as the representative of the SWRL Management Board..

Closing date for applications: Friday 2nd June.

Please contact one of the following for further information:

Keith Hogg (Chair: Scotland Rugby League):
Neil Rutherford (Wheelchair and Partnerships Director: Scotland Rugby League):
Elizabeth Ferris, President, Scotland Wheelchair Rugby League:

Scotland Wheelchair Rugby League is an equal opportunities employer and would welcome applications from a full diverse range of candidates, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, faith or disability. All appointments are made purely on the basis of merit and ability.

Please note:
This vacancy is not open to anyone who has been:
– Disqualified from holding a Directorship in a Limited Company
– Disqualified from being a Charity Trustee pursuant to section 69 of the Charities and Trustee Investment (Scotland) Act 2005
– Suspended or removed as a Charity Trustee pursuant to section 34 of the same Act.

Scottish Women in Sport – Board Members

Scottish Women in Sport are a national equity charity with a focus to bring parity to all areas of sport. We are a small charity seeking trustees to help make a big difference and we would like you to join us.

Our vision is a Scotland where females of all ages, abilities, ethnicities and walks of life are participating in sport or physical activity; within a positive, equitable culture where their achievements are promoted and celebrated.

Roles: We are looking to strengthen the SWiS board and add three Trustees to our board. One Finance Director and two Commercial Directors – one for Sponsorship& Marketing, the other for Grant-Aid. These posts have been identified to help move SWiS into the next phase of their development and ensure that we are in a robust position to take the charity forward supporting more athletes, clubs and organisations.

If you have the skills required, we would love to hear from you.

Remuneration:We are not in a position to offer this, but we are happy to reimburse any reasonable travel expenses

Location: Meetings are held in Glasgow

Closing date for applications: Monday 8th May 2017.

Interview dates: Monday 22nd | Tuesday 23rd May 2017 (TBC).

If you would like an opportunity to discuss further please call Maureen McGonigle, CEO, on 07760 881687. Reply to: Please download the Application Form and forward to:

Application Form

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CAIR Scotland – NXD’s

CAIR Scotland has identified the need for new Directors. The preferred candidate(s) will be committed to the task and display skills, knowledge and experience that the charity needs.

The CAIR Board expect Director(s) to serve as a means of communication with communities that CAIR exists to serve; bring valuable professional or other experience to CAIR Scotland; help ensure that CAIR Scotland is well managed through the appointments of a capable staff team.

Please contact Mike Burns or David Smith on 01382 200532 to enquire.

Biggar Corn Exchange – Trustees

Biggar Corn Exchange Ltd is looking to fill Trustee vacancies which will arise during the coming year. BCE is a Biggar-based charity, which was established in 2009 to provide opportunities to work and study in the fields of Art, Music and Drama. It provides facilities for public performance (amateur and professional); it supports schemes for the promotion of Art, Music and Drama; and it makes available a fully equipped theatre and other spaces for hire. BCE has its own amateur theatre company, Biggar Theatre Workshop, and a youth theatre, Corn Exchange Young Performers.

The charity is based in the Corn Exchange, a Grade-B listed building, built in 1860 and situated in a prominent position on Biggar High Street. We lease this building from South Lanarkshire Council and have obligations relating to its maintenance and general upkeep.

As Trustees we need to
• Maintain and enhance the building and its facilities
• Increase our level of community engagement.
• Ensure that what we deliver meets our charitable objects
• Respond to feedback from users, performers and those attending events
• Have strong financial management
• Think strategically and deploy effectively

We are looking for Trustees who are enthusiastic about the aims of the charity, wish to contribute to the voluntary sector and want to be involved in developing BCE’s future direction. Understanding and/or experience of OSCR‘s guidance and corporate governance will be expected.

Candidates should be able to demonstrate expertise in at least one of the following areas:
Finance Arts administration
Fundraising Volunteer support and development
Facilities management IT
Business development

As well as sitting on the Board, which currently meets monthly, Trustees will be expected to join at least one of our Sub-Committees and contribute in other ways to the success of the charity.

Next Steps:
If you wish to apply to be a Biggar Corn Exchange Trustee please submit a CV and covering letter outlining your suitability for the role and providing evidence of your experience. You should send this by email to Company Secretary Barbara Duffner OBE at

If you would like further information, to visit the Corn Exchange or talk to one of our current Trustees please email Barbara who will be happy to make arrangements.

The deadline for applications is 26th May 2017. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend an informal panel interview during the last two weeks of June.

Biggar Corn Exchange recognises the importance of diversity and actively encourages and supports applications from individuals from diverse backgrounds

Fife Sports and Leisure Trust – Head of Finance and Business Development

We are seeking an experienced and innovative business leader who can help make a difference to the communities of Fife.

Fife Sports and Leisure Trust is the region’s leading sports and leisure services provider committed to delivering opportunities for people in Fife to become active. The Trust operates 14 leisure facilities across Fife on behalf of Fife Council, delivering affordable access to allow more people to get more active more of the time.

To help deliver the health and wellbeing benefits of physical activity to local communities, we need a strong, strategic leader who can help grow and develop our business for its long-term sustainability.

The Head of Finance and Business Development will be a member of the Company’s Executive Management Team and will lead the delivery of our business objectives, as well as bring creative ideas to help move the business forward in order to meet commercial challenges.

You will have an excellent track record in leading and managing a finance and business development function with accountancy services, business transformation and administrative services experience. You should enjoy working with a motivated team, including senior managers, Chief Executive and Board, while being able to drive forward change.

If you think you have the commitment, energy and experience to help deliver innovation and growth to our business, then we want to hear from you.

The closing date for application is 8th May 2017. Interviews will take place on Tuesday 16th May 2017.

For further details please visit

Fife Sports and Leisure Trust – Board Member


An opportunity currently exists for an enthusiastic and suitably experienced individual to join the Board of Fife Sports and Leisure Trust.

The Trust is a company limited by guarantee and governed by Articles of Association with Fife Council as the sole member of the company. The Trust also has charitable status under the Charities and Trustees Investment Act 2005.

Founded in 2008, the Trust is the region’s leading sports and leisure services provider with a vision for “Making a difference by delivering opportunities for people in Fife to become more active”. The Trust is responsible for the management and operation of 14 sports and leisure facilities on behalf of Fife Council and since its launch has successfully grown attendance rates year-on-year, engaging with local communities to increase physical activity participation thanks to well-managed facilities and providing affordable access to sports and leisure opportunities for all ages and abilities.

A Board of Directors govern the Trust and provide strategic guidance and support to the Chief Executive and the Executive Management Team. The Board is responsible for the overall supervision and control of the activities of the Trust and the strategic direction and priorities that it sets for the organisation. In addition, the Board is responsible for compliance with the legal and regulatory frameworks within which the Trust operates.

We are keen to appoint an individual to the Board who has a strong background, knowledge and expertise within the commercial sector with excellent business acumen and financial oversight. Submissions of interest are also invited from individuals with relevant professional expertise and experience who feel they can make a positive contribution to FSLT’s vision and mission of “Growing the Business, Improving the Customer Experience and Making a Difference”.

If you think you have the commitment and experience to help deliver the Trust’s ambitious plans then we want to hear from you. Submissions of interest should be made by contacting Ed Watson, Chief Executive Officer at by Friday 12th May 2017.

Further information about Fife Sports and Leisure Trust can be viewed on the Company’s website

University of Dundee – Audit Committee Member

The University of Dundee aims to transform lives, locally and globally, and to shape the future by solving important real-world problems. The University has a global reputation for research and teaching excellence, having been ranked in the Times Higher Education Top 200 World Universities and as Scottish University of the Year in The Times & Sunday Times Good University Guide for the second year in a row.

The University is looking to appoint an individual with a strong knowledge of audit, risk management, and corporate governance, and the strategic awareness, integrity, and independent judgement required to contribute to the work of the University’s Audit Committee as an external member. The Audit Committee’s primary role is to advise the University’s governing body (Court) in relation to its responsibilities for: proper financial management; the effectiveness of internal control and management systems; the University’s risk management strategy; safeguarding the assets of the University and public funds; the economy, efficiency and effectiveness of the University’s activities; and corporate governance and conduct of the University’s operations.

Ideal candidates will demonstrate excellent leadership and interpersonal skills, professional expertise, an understanding of the principles of good governance and a strong commitment to, and affinity for, higher education and the vision and values of the University. Areas of experience currently of particular interest include: IT and change management, financial management, risk management and legal, but candidates from other fields with relevant skills are encouraged to apply.

Members are not remunerated but the University will meet reasonable costs incurred in carrying out the role including reimbursement for travel within the UK and care costs of dependants. The position is for four years in the first instance.

The University is committed to diversity in its membership and encourages applications from all suitably experienced individuals. Applications would be particularly welcomed from groups currently underrepresented on the Court who would further enhance its diversity.

The closing date for applications is 28/04/2017. Further information is available at:, via email to or by tel: 01382 386459.

Scottish Railway Preservation Society – NXD’s

The Scottish Railway Preservation Society is a volunteer-led organisation operating a 5 mile heritage branch railway and the Museum of Scottish Railways at its Bo’ness site in West Lothian. It runs a programme of national railtours, using heritage coaches, and its retail activity through its subsidiary company, SRPS Railtours Ltd. It is a Company Limited by Guarantee and a Scottish-Registered Charity, with a turnover of over £1 million in 2016. It has a healthy balance sheet; good visitor and passenger numbers, and ambitions to improve and develop its facilities and activities.

The Board of Trustees is being reorganised to meet the demands of a modern charitable business and high standards of corporate governance. As part of this, the Society is seeking two non-executive Directors/Trustees (NXDTs) to join the Board, ideally in September 2017. An interest in railways is useful but not essential; NXDTs will be expected to contribute to the Board, to lead time-limited working groups where necessary, and to join the Society if not already a member. A full induction to the Society’s activities and plans will be given. The Board normally meets 6 times a year.

These positions are for a three-year renewable term; they are not remunerated but reasonable expenses will be reimbursed.

For an informal discussion about the roles, please contact Stefan Kay, Chair of Finance & Audit Committee, on (or by telephone on 07811 176048), or the Chairman, Vic Michel ( More information about the Society is available on its website (

Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh – Trustees

Scottish Ministers are looking to fill two Trustee positions on the Board of the Royal Botanic Garden (RBGE). Each appointment is an opportunity to help shape the future of one of the world’s most renowned botanic gardens and require specialist knowledge and experience in two areas: Communications and Visitor Destination/Business Development.

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On Board for Sport – various vacancies

• Scottish Orienteering Association – Independent Director
o Scottish Orienteering are seeking to appoint an Independent Director who will bring fresh and challenging thinking to our Board of Directors.
o Closing date: TBC

• Mountaineering Scotland – Board Directors x 2
o Mountaineering Scotland is looking for two directors. One who will help to develop affiliated clubs and another who will help promote member recruitment and retention along with marketing and communications.
o Closing Date: 30th June

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