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Elected Board Members – Vacancies (3 roles)


Elected Board Members – Vacancies (3 roles)  Snowsport Scotland

Organisation and details

Snowsport Scotland (SSS)

The purpose of Snowsport Scotland is ‘to be an effective Scottish Governing Body for Snowsports and the representative for Snowsports in Scotland’.

SSS operates with a small professional staff headed by a CEO with a large proportion of functions undertaken by volunteers and Director led Committees.

The Board’s role is a mixture of governance and strategy. The Board sets the long-term strategy and vision for Snowsports in Scotland, assesses and manages strategic risk and overseas budgeting and plan implementation. 

Snowsports in Scotland is entering an exciting phase of growth and development.

As we enter year 2 of our strategic plan, the organisation is on track to achieve our aspirational 2022 targets.  

Director Recruitment

We are now seeking interest from people with an understanding of the principles of governance to join the SSS Board to ensure we achieve our strategic goals and to help us identify new opportunities.

Board training is available through the SGB Learning and Development Programme.


To support the diversity of experience and opinions of the current Board, we would welcome applications from females and/or young aspiring individuals.

Board composition and requirement

The Board is currently represented by 5 appointed members and 5 elected members.

Following the retirement of three Directors, SSS has three (3) elected Board vacancies available:

  • Park and Pipe Director
  • Membership Engagement Director
  • General Director

Particular skills/competencies sought

To complement and build on existing Board member skills and attributes, SSS is looking to recruit Board Directors with experience and expertise in the following areas:

Park & Pipe Director:

  • A detailed uerstagfall aspects of Park & Pipe.
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  • An ability to build and maintain strong, transparent relationships with the Park & Pipe community and other key stakeholders.
  • Act as the Chairperson of the Park & Pipe Committee.
  • A general understanding of safeguarding, GDPR and the mechanics of local government would be beneficial.

Membership Engagement Director

  • Act as a conduit for member views to the Board.
  • Promote SSS membership among the wider snowsports community.
  • Interact routinely with a cross section of members, member clubs and organisations and other participants to promote SSS priorities and maintain awareness of grassroots opinion.
  • Promote (with CEO) regional and national forums to provide the Board with a means of engaging with the snowsports community, so that participants and those with an interest in snowsports can bring their ideas and issues to the Board.
  • Act as a Board lead in developing approaches to meet the strategic objective of 10,000 members by 2022.
  • A general understanding of safeguarding, GDPR and the mechanics of local government would be beneficial.

General Director:

Useful attributes in one or more of the following areas: 

  • A sndrkgkefstadtelcadratectr
  • Strong commercial skills.
  • An understanding and experience of working in high performance sport programmes and systems.
  • An understanding of Board Director Safeguarding and GDPR obligations and duties.

Additional to the specifications outlined above, SSS would welcome applications from Directors who possess:

  • A strategic perspective, vision and ability to work positively in a team;
  • An understanding of and experience in managing facilities;
  • An understanding of high performance sport; and
  • An ability to build and maintain strong, transparent relationships with key stakeholders.

Commitment required – i.e. meeting frequency and duration etc

The Board generally meets 8 times a year.  Members could also expect to have some tasks arising from meetings. 

Board members are expected to make a three-year commitment to this role.

Remuneration (if applicable)

These are voluntary positions. All reasonable travel expenses to meetings will be covered.

Application opening date

Friday 3rd May 2019.

Application closing date

Friday 19th July 2019

For further information please contact

CEO (Trafford Wilson)
Ph. 0131 625 4405
Email. ceo@snowsportscotland.org

To apply

Send an application and resume to:

Chief Executive, Snowsport Scotland
Caledonia House, South Gyle
Edinburgh EH12 9DQ
Email: ceo@snowsportscotland.org




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