Park & Pipe Committee vacancies

Snowsport Scotland
Discipline Committee Member – Park & Pipe

Role Description

Snowsport Scotland (SSS):
To be the Scottish Governing Body for Snowsports and the representative for Snowsports in Scotland.

Role/Person Specification:
We are looking for an active member of the Park & Pipe, (Freeski or Snowboard) community to join the Snowsport Scotland (SSS) Park & Pipe Committee. Applicants should be excited about the future of park & pipe skiing and snowboarding in Scotland and willing to get stuck into committee responsibilities and projects. Applications should demonstrate a passion and interest for park & pipe and highlight relevant skills you would bring to the committee.

The Opportunity:
The successful candidate would be getting involved with leading and developing Park & Pipe Freeski & Snowboard in Scotland. Scotland has a highly passionate Freeski and Snowboard community with active clubs and facilities running great programs for their members, with skiers & riders from entry level to elite. We are pursuing an ambitious strategy, supported by sportscotland and GB Snowsport: growing participation throughout Scotland, supporting the performance pathway by providing more focused coaching and support to promising individuals and the creation and delivery of events.

Time Commitment:
Committee meetings are currently quarterly and last about 2 hours on a weekday evening. There is pre-reading for meetings and committee members are also asked to complete tasks between meetings.

Expenses/Remuneration:
Meetings are conducted online via Teams or Zoom so expenses are not currently provided.

Accountability:
SSS Committees were established to provide engagement between the SSS Board
and the various discipline communities.

Main Duties:

As a member of the Park & Pipe Committee, you will be considering and making recommendations to the Board on:
• Squad selection, preparation and management;
• Facilities and Terrain parks;
• Performance development programmes;
• Coaching requirements;
• Events & Competition; and
• Communication.

The Park & Pipe Committee is chaired by the SSS Park & Pipe Director, includes SSS pathway and performance coaches, along with representatives from the Park & Pipe community. There are now vacancies as some members have completed their terms of office.

Any other specific details/requirements for this vacancy:
n/a

Terms and Conditions:
Successful candidates will be appointed to this voluntary position initially for a three-year term.

Recruitment Process:
Applications should be sent to info@snowsportscotland.org by Thursday 26th of May 2022.
Applications should demonstrate a passion and interest for Park & Pipe skiing or snowboarding and highlight relevant skills you would bring to the committee.

To complement the existing skills and diversity of the committee, we’d welcome applications from aspiring female representatives.

If you are interested but would like further information before applying please contact Euan Baxter, committee secretary at euan@snowsportscotland.org

Please note:
This vacancy is not open to anyone who has been or becomes:

● 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

GBR Outdoor 3 – Change of Date

Due to some scheduling issues, GBR Outdoor 3 will now be run based on the results of the Scottish National Champs on Saturday September 3rd.

The race currently listed for Hillend on Sunday June 5th then becomes day two of the usual Twin Peaks race weekend.

If you have managed to pay to enter the Hillend GBR race then please email race@lothianskiracing.co.uk to arrange a refund to be processed.

 

Registrations for the Scottish National Champs/ GBR Outdoor 3 race will be released on the Snowsport Scotland website shortly.

Scottish Alpine Ski Team 2022/2023

Scottish Alpine Ski Team 2022/2023

Snowsport Scotland are pleased to announce the Scottish Alpine Ski Team as:-

GB World Cup Team

Charlie Guest

Alex Tilley

GB Europa Cup Team

Owen Vinter

GB FIS Team

Calum Langmuir

Isla Ward

FIS Team (18+)

Ailsa Hay

Emelia Ackerley

Holly McKey

Alistair Hall

David Christey

Gregor Munro

Joe Grieve

Robbie Anderson

Ryan Pye

Zak Vinter

Zachary Metheringham

FIS Team (U18)

Erin Ward

Kizzy Scott *

Madison Spence

Maisie Blyth

Maisie Morgan

Alasdair Macdonald *

Emerson Proctor

Fraser Baggaley

Frederick Horn

Kerr Baxter *

Lewis Calder

Lewis McKey

Murdo Watson

Ruaridh Blyth

Sebastian Ackerley

U16 Team

Brooke Baxter *

Christina Dow

Tia Freshwater *

Brodie Hodge *

Calum Hunter *

Hamish Blyth *

Ian Menzies

Jenson Mickel

Michael McIntosh

 

* New entrant 

Diversity & Inclusion in Snowsports webinar

We are pleased to promote a fantastic Diversity & Inclusion in Snowsports webinar from eola on the 5th May at 11am, featuring Dan Keeley from Snowcamp. Sign up here:  https://business.eola.co/page/diversity-and-inclusion-snowsports

Staff Announcement

Snowsport Scotland is delighted to confirm the appointment of Alison Grove as our new Marketing and Events Officer.

Alison comes to Snowsport Scotland following a 15 year career in the catering, events and hospitality sector. During this time, Alison has worked as a head and events chef in high-end establishments across the UK and has also set up her own small business. In other roles, Alison has worked as a trader at festivals/ markets and is currently working on the Love Her Wild campaign, which involves over 600 women walking the length of Britain over 74 days.

A keen skier and snowboarder, Alison has spent two seasons in Meribel as a chalet chef and host, as well as making the most of the skiing on offer in Scotland.

Alison can be reached from the 9th of May at: alison@snowsportscotland.org or by phoning 0131 364 4830

Para Snowboard: Upper Limb Difference Talent Search

Snowsport Scotland and Snowsport England are starting a talent search for the para snowboarding stars of the future!

It Could Be You!
We are looking to find sporty women between the ages of 16-25 with an upper limb difference who want to learn to snowboard. Snowboarding is a great sport that is active, social, creative and you can do it in some of the most beautiful places in the world. If you do any sports that require balance and a strong core then you’ll be well suited to snowboarding. The obvious sports with similarities to snowboarding are skateboarding, surfing and wakeboarding, but people from backgrounds such as horse riding, cycling and gymnastics have also become amazing snowboarders.

If you like the idea of snowboarding then sign up and you could be picked for one of our week long Fast Track sessions this summer (2022). The group lessons will involve instruction from a qualified instructor over 4/5 days at one of the indoor snow centres across the UK. No prior snowboard experience required!

Tell Me More About Para Snowboarding
Learning to snowboard could be just the start. If you’ve got a head for speed and a competitive streek, then competitive Para Snowboarding takes the format of racing, both against the clock and head to head. The courses can include banked corners, undulating terrain and jumps. Similar to BMX and mountain bike trails. Training for this sport is varied and never gets boring, along with time on snow we will use acrobatics facilities, practice other board sports and use gyms.
Check out some of the action from the recent world championships in Norway:

Banked Slalom

Boarder Cross

There are three levels of competition for para snowboard internationally. Starting at Continental Cup before graduating to World Cup and then the biggest stage of all: The Paralympics. At the moment there are women in the Upper Limb category at Continental and World Cup levels but, there aren’t enough to feature at the Paralympics which is why we need you to help us make history!

Sign Me Up!
To sign up your interest in the program please fill out the form below:
SIGN UP
Or for more information contact: alastair@snowsportscotland.org

SSS CEO Post Now Open

Snowsport Scotland is currently looking for a new person to take on the role of Chief Executive Officer and lead the organisation into the next Olympic cycle.

There has never been a better time to be part of Snowsport Scotland, which over the past four years has achieved significant success in growing our membership and establishing performance programmes that are supporting more and more athletes to compete on the world stage.

Snowsport Scotland currently employs a team of 16 staff, including 10 dedicated coaching posts. The organisation is proudly represented by 10,000 members and across its 6 performance programmes supports over 75 Scottish athletes striving to compete at Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.

With our new 4 year strategy from 2022-2026 being completed in the coming months, this provides an excellent opportunity for a new CEO to contribute to and shape our vision for the next four years, to further drive forward the development of snowsports in Scotland.

This exciting leadership role will provide the right candidate with a fantastic opportunity to lead a highly motivated team, working alongside an engaged Board of Directors and across the whole snowsports sector in Scotland. This role would suit an experienced sports administrator, but equally we are interested to receive applications from ambitious young leaders who can demonstrate that they have the skills and experience to step up to a CEO role in a growing Scottish Governing Body of Sport.

To download a full job description click here

To apply please send a completed resume (including two references) and covering letter to ceo@snowsportscotland.org

Applications should also detail what notice period candidates would need to provide.

Informal enquires should be directed to Trafford Wilson, Chief Executive: 07900 804 903 or Robbie Clyde, Board Chair: rclyde@gmail.com

Closing date for applications:   Friday 6th May 2022   

Interviews will be held on:         Tuesday 17th or Thursday 18th May 2022

Trafford Wilson Moving On

Snowsport Scotland announced today that Trafford Wilson has resigned from his post as Chief Executive Officer.

Robbie Clyde, Chair of Snowsport Scotland said, ‘While it is with obvious disappointment that we are losing Trafford, he leaves the organisation with our best wishes and support as he moves on to a great opportunity to further develop his career. Both I and the whole Board have enjoyed working with Trafford over the last four years, during which time Snowsport Scotland has developed and grown significantly as a governing body with a clear purpose and leadership across the Scottish snowsports community and industry”.

Trafford Wilson said, “I have thoroughly enjoyed the past 4 years working at Snowsport Scotland and am proud of the many achievements reached during this time. As CEO, I have been fortunate to work with a highly capable and enthusiastic Board and team, who I have no doubt will continue to take snowsports from strength to strength. I wish to personally thank Robbie Clyde for his leadership and guidance, and the Board, staff and wider snowsports community for their support during my tenure”.

The Board of Directors will immediately commence the process to appoint a new CEO, with further information to be made available in the coming days. Clyde continued, ‘With our new 4 year strategy from 2022-2026 being completed in the coming months, this provides an excellent opportunity for a new CEO to contribute to and shape our vision for the next four years, and working with our excellent team at Snowsport Scotland to further drive forward the development of snowsports in Scotland.’

Informal enquires should be directed to Robbie Clyde, Chair at rclyde@gmail.com

Robbie Clyde

Snowsport Scotland Chair

eola GBR Series 2022

The eola GBR Series returns in 2022 with a full list of indoor and outdoor races, with the first one taking place at the end of April.

The outdoor races will kick off with a double weekend at Llandudno Ski Centre on Saturday 30th and Sunday, 31st April, with the start of the indoor races taking place the following weekend at Chill Factore on Saturday, 7th May and Sunday, 8th May.

This is the second year in which the Series will be supported by booking and management system providers eola (https://business.eola.co/).Following a successful first year partnership in 2021, eola remain the headline sponsors of the Series in the upcoming summer.

The eola GBR Series will bring the highest level of ski racing on UK artificial slopes during five races at outdoor facilities and five on indoor snow.

The races will feature some of the UK’s most promising skiers, giving them a chance to participate in regular ski races at exceptional standard across most age groups – from under-10 through to masters.

All events are sanctioned by the Home Nations Governing Bodies with Snowsport England, Snowsport Scotland and Snowsport Wales, all hosting races meaning races will be running across the country.

Following the opening races at Llandudno and Chill Factore in Manchester, the series will visit Hillend, Braehead, The Hill in Rossendale and Pendle Ski Club.

Snowsport England CEO Tim Fawke said: “It is great to be planning a full eola GBR series and looking forward to seeing the racing across the UK. It is fantastic to have eola back as our headline sponsor for the eola GBR Series. They were a fantastic support last year for the series and attended all the events and will be back again this year.”

Callum Hemsley, CEO eola, said: “We are delighted to be sponsoring another year of the eola GBR series. Working with these three fantastic organisations to provide opportunities for competition and participation around the UK is something we are incredibly proud of.

“We strive to help increase participation opportunities for people across the UK and beyond.

“Seeing so many individuals take part is amazing and we cannot wait to cheer all the competitors on at this year’s races.”

Glencoe’s 10th year of Coe Cup

This weekend Glencoe will host it’s annual Freeride competition, the Coe Cup, for what is it’s 10th anniversary event.

First setup as a qualifying event for the Freeride World Tour back in 2012 the Coe Cup remains the most prestigious of Scotland’s freeride events, being the ultimate leg in the annual British Freeride “SCOTTISH FREEDOM SERIES”, that also offers freeride events at both the Lawers and Nevis Ranges.

Following a successful event at Nevis on the 12th March, the 10th Anniversary Coe Cup looks set to offer competitors great conditions for the final series weekend, with the senior (18+) championships taking place on Saturday and the Junior Coe Cup planned for Sunday.

For anyone keen to find out more about this exciting and spectacular discipline use these links:-

The Scottish Freedom Series

The Junior Coe Cup