Wednesday 7th September 2022

Scottish Student Sport (SSS) seeks an outstanding individual to join the staff team.

SSS Competitions Assistant

£21,630 to £23,715

Up to 35 hours per week

SSS – Open to Flexible Working

Open-ended role

                                          

Introduction

Scottish Student Sport (SSS) seeks an outstanding individual to join the staff team.

The successful candidate will work closely with the Head of Competitions to provide administrative support to national competitions programmes across student sport in Scotland, including relevant SSS and BUCS fixtures, events and National Squad programmes. They will also provide support to staff and Committees of SSS, with a particular focus on upholding efficient office systems, member relations and communications.

 

About SSS

SSS is a members’ organisation for colleges and universities across Scotland, providing students with sport and active health opportunities. SSS is at the heart of a network of over 600 clubs and approximately 40,000 participants. It delivers organised sports competitions, provides a range of sports development services and champions the role of sport and active health at the heart of the student experience.

 

SSS is supported by sportscotland, SFC and BUCS. Further information is available on the SSS website.

SSS works for all the universities and colleges in Scotland as an independent organisation, but is hosted by the University of Edinburgh.

The Role

We are currently seeking to appoint a Competitions Assistant to provide administrative support to the competition programme, alongside the Head of Competitions and Events Coordinator.

The successful candidate will need to have excellent organisational and communication skills to effectively administer the various leagues and competitions and ensure communication channels are kept up-to-date.

The post holder should have an interest in and knowledge of student sport and physical activity and have a minimum of two years’ experience in a sports administration capacity – either paid or voluntary.

In addition, the post holder should be able to demonstrate their knowledge of various Microsoft Office applications and data management systems. An excellent telephone manner is essential as is the ability to work individually and as part of a team. Experience or knowledge of BUCS fixtures is desirable.

The successful candidate will report to the Head of Competitions.

Equality
Scottish Student Sport is committed to reducing barriers to sport and physical activity for students across Scotland. We welcome applications from all communities, including from trans people and people with variations in sex characteristics, from Black, Asian and ethnically diverse people, and from disabled people who are currently under-represented in our staff team.

Application procedure

The closing date for applications is Monday 26th  September at 17:00. All applications must be made online via: https://elxw.fa.em3.oraclecloud.com/hcmUI/CandidateExperience/en/sites/CX_1001

 

For further info, please contact:

Chris Purdie – Head of Competitions

07921 801 649

chris@scottishstudentsport.com

Read the full description here.

 

Interviews & start date

Interviews will take place in person on Tuesday 4th October, with candidates being notified by 17:00 on Thursday 29th September. The post will ideally be in late October or early November.

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Friday 2nd September 2022

We are looking to recruit a new Vice-Chair for the Scottish Student Cricket programme.

#ScotStuCricket

Role Title: Scottish Student Cricket Vice-Chair

Responsible to: Head of Competitions

Where (Location): Various within Scotland

Time commitment: Variable, 10-15 hours per month, with 2-3 full-day tournaments

Role duration: Minimum one year – until June 2023. Option to stand for Chair role if available.

Scottish Student Sport (SSS), the organisation for student sport in Scotland, is seeking an energetic and committed individual to act as one of the lead volunteers within Scottish Student Cricket.

The Vice-Chair will enjoy an excellent opportunity to contribute towards growing the sport and building a relationship with Cricket Scotland.

The selected individual will be a key figure in the drive towards improving and strengthening student cricket in Scotland.

The Vice-Chair will work with the SS Cricket Chair and SSS staff to coordinate event delivery, coordinate captains’ meetings, assist the growth of the women’s game, participate in planning, support event volunteers and improve both SGB engagement & club development.

Main tasks:

  • Coordinate and attend all student Cricket club captain meetings
  • Take minutes at all student Cricket club captain meetings
  • Help promote student Cricket competitions and opportunities to clubs, plus results and wider activity

Develop the sport:

  • Develop relationships and work on goals set out Partnership Agreements with CS and other associations
  • Assist introduction of more student development opportunities for women with the assistance of SSS Staff Members and other parties
  • Help develop SS Cricket calendar, in conjunction with Competitions Coordinator and CS.

Required skills, qualities, and experience:

  • Proactive can-do attitude
  • Experience of student cricket in Scotland
  • Knowledge of the cricket landscape in Scotland
  • Ability to effectively communicate with a range of stakeholders

Training and support available:

  • Any relevant CPD courses/experience as identified by Vice-Chair and Head of Competitions
  • Named staff member within SSS

Recruitment process:

  • Application is by CV and cover letter, email to Eilidh Paterson.
  • The application deadline is Friday 23rd of September 2022.

The full role description can be downloaded HERE.

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Monday 29th August 2022

We are looking to recruit a new Vice Chair for the Scottish Student Triathlon programme.

#ScotStuTriathlon

Role Title: Scottish Student Triathlon Vice Chair

Where (Location): Various within Scotland

Time commitment: Variable, 10-15 hours per month, with one full weekend tournament

Role duration: Minimum one year until 30th June 2023

Scottish Student Sport (SSS), the organisation for student sport in Scotland, is seeking an energetic and committed individual to act as one of the lead volunteers within Scottish Student Triathlon.

The Vice Chair will enjoy an excellent opportunity to contribute towards growing the sport and building a relationship with Triathlon Scotland.

The selected individual will be a key figure in the drive towards improving and strengthening student triathlon in Scotland.

The Vice Chair will work with the Chair and SSS staff to coordinate event delivery, manage a budget, participate in strategic planning, communicate with student participants, support event volunteers and improve both SGB engagement & club development.

Main tasks

Help oversee programme

  • Assist in coordination of meetings for all student Triathlon Club captains at the start and end of the year to share plans and hear feedback – and take notes
  • Promote student triathlon competitions and opportunities to clubs on social media channels

Assist in development of student triathlon

  • Help Chair and SSS Staff develop and manage Triathlon Sport Development Plan
  • Develop Student Triathlon calendar, in conjunction with Chair, Competitions Coordinator and Triathlon Scotland
  • Other tasks as identified by Triathlon Development Plan

Help Plan and Deliver Programme

  • Support the development of a SS Triathlon Championships and virtual events
  • Ensure SSS has all results and participant data

Required skills, qualities, and experience:

  • Proactive, can do attitude
  • Experience in event management
  • Experience of student triathlon in Scotland
  • Knowledge of triathlon landscape in Scotland
  • Ability to effectively communicate with a range of stakeholders

Training and support available:

  • Annual Chairs’ Training day hosted by SSS
  • Any relevant CPD courses/experience as identified by Chair and Head of Competitions
  • Named staff member within SSS

Recruitment process:

The full role description can be downloaded HERE.

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Monday 29th August 2022

We are looking to recruit a new student netball representative to join our Netball Development Group to help drive the development of student netball in Scotland #ScotStuNetball

#ScotStuNetball

Role title: Scottish Student Netball Student Representative

Responsible to: Head of Competitions

Where (location): Various within Scotland

Time commitment: Variable, 10-15 hours per month, with 1-2 full day tournaments

Scottish Student Sport (SSS), the organisation for student sport in Scotland, is seeking an energetic and committed individual to act as one of the lead volunteers within Scottish Student Netball.

The Student Representative will enjoy an excellent opportunity to contribute to a large sports programme and work closely with Netball Scotland.

The selected individual will be a key figure in the drive towards improving and strengthening netball in Scotland.

The Student Representative will work with the Development Group to ensure the student voice is heard and fed in to event delivery, strategic planning, communications SGB engagement & club development.

Main Tasks

  • Help communicate with student clubs
  • Contribute to generation and delivery of SS Netball Development Plan
  • Work within group to identify key areas of work for coming year
  • Drive specific outcomes as agreed by Chair and Development Group
  • Gather feedback from student clubs and member institutions on Development Group areas of work
  • Develop sport specific policy to improve student experience across all relevant areas of SSS work

Required Skills, Qualities & Experience

  • Proactive, can do attitude
  • Empathy for the needs of student clubs
  • Experience of student netball in Scotland
  • Knowledge of netball landscape in Scotland
  • Ability to effectively communicate with a range of stakeholders

Training & Support Available

  • Any relevant CPD courses/experience as identified by Vice-Chair and Head of Competitions
  • Named staff member within SSS

Application is by CV and Cover Letter to be sent to Megan Richardson on megan@scottishstudentsport.com by midnight on Sunday 18th September 2022

The full role descriptor can be downloaded HERE

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Monday 15th August 2022

We have 3 roles on the #ScotStuJudo Development Group to support the Chair in growing participation and developing the sport.

Following a successful year of Scottish Student  Judo, where participation numbers have returned to, and in some cases exceeded pre-pandemic levels, we are looking to recruit individuals passionate about developing the sport, growing participation and delivering competitions.

The application process for all three roles is to send a CV and Cover Letter to Jo Foster (jo@scottishstudentsport.com). If you have any questions about the roles please contact Jo or the SS Judo Chair, Paul Grady on scotstujudo@gmail.com.

 


SS Judo Communications Officer

As the Communications Officer you will be responsible for organising and guiding the development group’s efforts to publicise itself, the sport and student activity.

The role is tasked with growing social media presence and engagement; ensuring regular communication between the Development Group and clubs; supporting the promotion of club activities via the SS Judo channels; growing the library of SS Judo media from competitions and events; working with the SSS Communications Coordinator on the general promotion of judo.

You do not need to be a current student to apply for this role.

You can view the full role descriptor HERE.


SS Judo Student Representative

This role will have a key focus on working with existing clubs to increase participation and support club sustainability. Embedding the wellbeing agenda throughout student judo is also a goal of the development group which this person could support.

You must be a current student to apply for this role

You can view the full role descriptor HERE.


SS Judo Workforce Representative

The Workforce Representative will support the group by being a voice for officials and volunteers by supporting and developing the judo workforce. You will work alongside the Chair to communicate with student clubs, help promote any opportunities for upskilling and collect feedback where appropriate.

You do not need to be a current student to apply for this role.

You can view the full role descriptor HERE.

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Friday 5th August 2022

The #ScotStuFutsal Development Group is expanding, and we are looking for a creative and proactive individual to help publicise and grow the sport of futsal.

Women's Futsal

Following a successful year of Scottish Student Futsal, that included the first-ever Womens Futsal Festival, we are looking to recruit an individual passionate about developing the sport, growing participation and publicising the student futsal world.

 

SS Futsal Vice-Chair (Communications)

As the Vice-Chair (Communications) member you will be responsible for organising and guiding the development group’s efforts to publicise itself, the sport and student activity.

The role is tasked with:

  • Growing social media presence and engagement
  • Ensuring regular communication between the Development Group and clubs
  • Supporting the promotion of club activities via the SS Futsal channels
  • Growing the library of SS Futsal media from competitions and events
  • Working with the SSS Communications Coordinator on the general promotion of futsal

You can view the full role in more detail via the descriptor HERE.

The application process is to send a CV and Cover Letter to Jo Foster (email below).

If you have any questions about the roles please contact Jo Foster (jo@scottishstudentsport.com) or the SS Futsal Chair, Colin Harley (scottishstudentfutsal@gmail.com).

 

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Monday 1st August 2022

Enhance your CV, boost your media skills and get hands-on experience at a Scottish Student Sport Event by becoming one of our SSS Media Volunteers!

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Enhance your CV, boost your media skills and get hands-on experience at a Scottish Student Sport event by becoming one of our SSS Media Volunteers!

We’re looking to bolster our media line-up with some socially savvy volunteers, helping us create content for our social media channels and conduct some event photography.

This is a fantastic opportunity to get involved in a sports event and gain first-hand experience that’ll benefit your CV, portfolio, and professional development.

What we’re looking for:

  • Enthusiastic individuals looking to gain experience with event media/photography!
  • Tech Savvy, ideally with a decent phone or camera
  • Advocates for Student Sport

We don’t need you to be an award-winning photographer, just motivated, hard-working and enthusiastic about student sport. If you’ve got a specific interest within media that you’d love to showcase, or perhaps you need some specific shots for your portfolio let us know in the Typeform below and we’ll make sure you’re in a position to get them. We want you to get as much out of this volunteering experience as possible.

If you think you’d benefit from this experience then please email cameron@scottishstudentsport.com to express your interest.

 

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Tuesday 26th July 2022

We are looking to recruit a new Wellbeing and Protection Officer for the ScotStuCycling programme.

#ScotStuCycling

Role title: Scottish Student Cycling Wellbeing and Protection Officer

Responsible to: Head of Competitions

Where (location): Various within Scotland

Time commitment: 3-6 hours/month. Attendance at all all centrally-organised cycling championship events for 22-23 season (three scheduled so far)

Role Duration: Minimum one year until 30th June 2022. Opportunity to re-stand for a role on the Development Group, especially to succeed as Chair (if the role is available)

Scottish Student Sport (SSS), the organisation for student sport in Scotland, is seeking an energetic and committed individual to act as the vice chair volunteer within Scottish Student Cycling programme.

The Wellbeing and Protection Officer will enjoy an excellent opportunity to contribute towards student cycling in Scotland.

The Wellbeing and Protection Officer will lead on work, establishing a more inclusive offer for SS Cycling targeted focus groups. This role will focus on encouraging student clubs to further diversify their membership and promote inclusive opportunities. They will also help clubs ensure they cater for their students overall wellbeing.

The holder of this position will also take on the role of ‘Safeguarding Lead’ at all centrally organised cycling championship events under SSS. This is to comply with Scottish Cycling operating standards for all events from 2023 onwards, in regards to young people (under 18’s) and vulnerable adults.

Currently, this includes the Hill Climb, Time Trial and Criterium Championships. All events will take place between the months of October 2022 – April 2023.

Required Skills, Qualities & Experience

  • An understanding of the barriers to participation in cycling and empathy for affected individuals
  • Proactive, can do attitude
  • Experience of student cycling in Scotland
  • Knowledge of cycling landscape in Scotland
  • Commitment to represent and drive forward student cycling clubs
  • Ability to effectively communicate with a range of stakeholders

Other Details

  • Must hold an active British Cycling membership or be willing to become a member
  • Must be willing to undertake relevant Child Wellbeing & Protection in Sport courses
  • Undertake any relevant CPD courses/experience as identified by Chair and SSS staff
  • SSS staff will support in all aspects
  • Driving license desired

The role is a voluntary position although reasonable expenses will be paid.

Initial appointment will be for 1 year with the intention for the successful candidate to be interest in taking on the role of Chair in 2021/22 (if the role is vacant)

Recruitment Process

You can view the full role description HERE

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Monday 25th July 2022

We are looking to recruit a Scottish Student Tennis Community Engagement Officer to drive the development of student tennis in Scotland.

#ScotStuTennis

Role title: Scottish Student Tennis Community Engagement Officer

Responsible to: SS Tennis Chair

Where (location): Various within Scotland

Time commitment: Variable: Minimum 3-4 meetings per year with preferred attendance at 1-5 SS Tennis competitions.

Role duration: Until 30th June 2023

Scottish Student Sport (SSS), the organisation for student sport in Scotland, is seeking an energetic and committed individual to act as one of the lead volunteers within Scottish Student Tennis.

The Community Engagement Officer will work closely with SSS and Tennis Scotland to agree, and communicate progress on, the SS Tennis Development Group’s Development Plan.

The SS Tennis Development Plan will cover across a range of areas such as competitions, coaching development, club development and publicity. You will help to set new policies for tennis and may be asked to lead on specific projects such as delivering the SS Tennis Landscape Survey and supporting the SS Tennis Coaching Network.

Overall, you will be part of a group set-up to represent, and develop, tennis for students in Scotland.

Main Tasks

  • Contribute to generation of long-term SS Tennis Sport Development Plan and sport-specific policy
  • Work with group to identify key areas of work for coming year
  • Identify areas for collaboration with Tennis Scotland and their specific aims
  • Drive specific outcomes asked of you by Chair
  • Assist analysis of feedback received from the student club Landscape Survey to drive and adapt the work of the SS Tennis Development Group
  • Support the other SS Tennis Development Group members with their projects, especially which interlink with your own remit e.g. the SS Tennis Coaches Network

Required Skills, Qualities & Experience

  • Empathy for the needs of student clubs
  • Proactive, can do attitude
  • Experience of student tennis in Scotland
  • Knowledge of tennis landscape in Scotland
  • Ability to effectively communicate with a range of stakeholders

Training & Support Available

  • Annual Chair Development Day hosted by SSS
  • Any relevant CPD courses/experience as identified by Chair and Head of Competitions
  • Named staff member within SSS

Applications

The Community Engagement Officer will be appointed on a voluntary basis until 30th June 2023. Individuals may re-stand for the position or for another vacant role at the end of their term. All reasonable expenses incurred undertaking the role will be reimbursed in line with SSS policy.

CV and Cover Letter to be sent to Jess Barrows, SSS Events Coordinator, on jess@scottishstudentsport.com

This role can be downloaded in PDF format HERE

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Friday 24th June 2022

We are looking to recruit a new Scottish Student Athletics Communications Officer to drive the development of student athletics in Scotland and support social media engagement.

#ScotStuAthletics

Role title: Scottish Student Athletics Communications Officer

Responsible to: SSS Head of Competitions

Where (location): Various within Scotland

Time commitment: Variable, up to 10-15 hours a month, with 2-4 full-day events

Role duration: Minimum one year – until 30th June 2023

Scottish Student Sport (SSS), the organisation for student sport in Scotland, is seeking an energetic and committed individual to act as one of the lead volunteers within Scottish Student Athletics.

As the Communications Officer your main responsibility will be to support the SS Athletics Chair and SSS by publicising the sport and its activity (e.g. posting on social media channels).

Furthermore, as part of the SS Athletics Development Group, you will work with the rest of the group to create and deliver a development plan across a range of areas beyond publicity including: competition, workforce, club development and inclusion.

Main Tasks

  • Creation of appropriate platforms to engage with students
  • Responsible for Scottish Student Athletics social media channels
  • Regularly update social media channels
  • Promote great work happening in Scottish Student Athletics clubs
  • Work within group to identify key areas of work for coming year
  • Drive specific outcomes as agreed by Chair and SS Athletics Development Group
  • Gather feedback from student clubs and member institutions on SS Athletics Development Group areas of work
  • Take minutes from SS Athletics meetings
  • Develop sport specific policy to improve student experience across all relevant areas of SSS work

Required Skills, Qualities & Experience

  • Experience of using social media to promote a club/organisation
  • Empathy for the needs of student clubs
  • Proactive, can do attitude
  • Experience of student athletics in Scotland
  • Knowledge of athletics landscape in Scotland
  • Ability to effectively communicate with a range of stakeholders

Desirable Skills, Qualities & Experience

  • Photography experience
  • Videography experience
  • Access to camera

Training & Support Available

  • Annual Chair Development Day hosted by SSS
  • Any relevant CPD courses/experience as identified by Chair and Head of Competitions
  • Named staff member within SSS

The Vice-Chair will be appointed on a voluntary basis for a minimum term of one year. Individuals may re-stand for the position or for another vacancy at the end of the year. All reasonable expenses incurred undertaking the role will be reimbursed in line with SSS policy.

Application is by CV and cover letter, sent to Events Coordinator – jess@scottishstudentsport.com

This role can be downloaded in PDF format HERE

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