On Board for Sport

This area highlights the opportunities available within our member organisations to volunteer as a Director/Member on their Boards/Committees. These vacancies are often targeted for skills-based Directors and/or individuals who are independent of the Scottish Governing Body.  Increasing the diversity of board members is a key ambition.

Board vacancies present excellent opportunities for the development of new/existing skills, meeting new people, new networks and an unrivalled CPD opportunity to make a genuine difference to sport in Scotland. Each vacancy highlights the benefits of and requirements for each post and it should be noted that a detailed knowledge of the specific sport is often not necessary.

To advertise your Governing Body vacancy on this page fill in the following form and email to admin@thessa.org.uk

Board Vacancy Description Template

If you are interested in becoming a board member with an SGB and would like to be added to our specific 'On Board for Sport Mailing' list to be kept informed of opportunities please submit your contact details using our Mailing List Sign Up Form.

Scottish Sports Association - Board and Director vacancies

Especially at this time, sport needs a strong and united presence. The Scottish Sports Association (SSA) is independent of government and works to represent and support Scottish Governing Bodies (SGBs) of sport. The governing bodies of sport are responsible for the governance, development and delivery of their individual sports and provide a formal structure for the 900,000 sports men and women who are members of one of Scotland’s 13,000 sports clubs. 

This vacancy is for up to two Directors (one as Vice Chairperson) and up to two co-opted Board members on the SSA Board.

Closing date: 5th October 2020


Triathlon Scotland - Finance Director

Finance Director - Independent Non-Executive Board Position, Voluntary Role

We currently have an exciting opportunity for an Independent Non-Executive Finance Director to join our Board. We believe that triathlon is a sport for all; it is important to us that we have a strong financial infrastructure in place to ensure that our sport is well funded and accessible to all.

Closing date: Monday 5 October 2020 at 12noon.


Scottish Curling - Independent director

The board of Scottish Curling are currently recruiting an additional Independent director. This role is intended for someone out with the sport and our membership, who can bring their expertise to this exciting and important position. They will ideally bring commercial, fundraising and other business skills to the board.

Closing date: 11th October at 6pm


Inclusive Skating - Trustee(s)

Inclusive Skating is seeking to supplement the Board of Trustees with one or two individuals with experience of developing, training, supervising and working with volunteers to guide the Board into the next phase of growth.  Ideally, interested candidates will have a background in working with volunteers supporting those with impairments or physical disabilities, and an understanding of the skating community.

Closing date: 17th October 2020