Thursday 22nd April 2021

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

#ScotStuHandball

Role title: Scottish Student Handball Chair

Responsible to: Head of Competitions

Where (location): Various within Scotland

Time commitment: Variable – 10-15 hours per month with 1 full tournament day (Finals Day)

Role Duration: Minimum one year, until 30th June 2022

Scottish Student Sport (SSS), the governing body for student sport in Scotland, is seeking an energetic and committed individual to act as the lead volunteer within Scottish Student Handball.

The Chair will enjoy an excellent opportunity to contribute to a developing sports programme and work closely with the Scottish Handball Association (SHA).

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

The Chair will work with SSS/SHA staff to coordinate: event delivery, strategic planning, communication with the student participants, volunteer support, club development and SGB engagement

Main Tasks

Overview of programme

  • Coordinate a meeting for all student handball club captains at the start of the academic year to share plans for the season and improve engagement with student clubs
  • Supporting the SS Handball Communications Officer to promote student handball competitions, opportunities and general activity
  • Coordinate a meeting for all student handball club captains at the end of the year to review and to plan for the following year

Support SS Handball League Delivery

  • Coordinate results of the Scottish Student Handball League to be published regularly on Facebook and the SSS website
  • Develop Student Handball calendar, in conjunction with staff from SSS, SHA and BUCS.
  • Assist delivery of Scottish Student Handball Finals Day, in conjunction with SSS Competitions Coordinator, and SHA

Develop the sport

  • Support club engagement and development, in particular engaging clubs to participate in Refereeing and Coaching Courses
  • Other tasks to support the delivery of the KPI’s of the partnership agreement between SSS and SHA
  • Lead and coordinate the work of volunteer roles that form the SS Handball Development Group

Required Skills, Qualities & Experience

  • Proactive, can-do attitude
  • Experience of student Handball in Scotland
  • Knowledge of Handball landscape in Scotland
  • Ability to effectively communicate with a range of stakeholders
  • Ability to show leadership and manage volunteers

Training and Support Available

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

Other Requirements

  • Coaching or Refereeing qualification preferred, but not essential
  • Event management experience preferred, but not essential

Recruitment Process

  • Application is by CV and cover letter, sent to Neil Rankin – neil@scottishstudentsport.com
  • Application deadline is 12pm on 14th May 2021

The full role description can be downloaded HERE.

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Thursday 22nd April 2021

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

#ScotStuFootball

Role title: Scottish Student Football Chair

Responsible to: Head of Competitions

Where (location): Various within Scotland

Time commitment: Variable, 10-15 hours per month, with the expectation to attend Football Finals Day, Conference Finals plus optional others.

Role Duration: Minimum one year, until 30th June 2022

Scottish Student Sport (SSS), the governing body for student sport in Scotland, is seeking an experienced, ambitious and committed individual to act as the Chair within the Scottish Student Football programme.

The Chair will enjoy an excellent opportunity to contribute towards growing the sport within universities and colleges, building a relationship with the Scottish Football Association (SFA) and other stakeholders, and leading the work of the Football Development Group.

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

The Chair will work with 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

Oversee the programme

  • Coordinate at least two Captains Meetings per academic year to support club development and grow engagement
  • Promote student football competitions and opportunities to clubs
  • Oversee football programme budget, managed by Head of Competitions
  • Support Team Managers in planning for National Squads

Develop the Sport

  • Creation of a Development Plan to guide the work and responsibilities of Development Group members
  • Coordinate at least three Development Group meetings per academic year
  • Support SSS staff in the recruitment of new Development Group members
  • Drive growth of all forms of football, and support SSS and SFA toward strategic goals

Event Delivery

  • Review competitions and events schedule to ensure the delivery of competitive offering for student football
  • Support the planning of student finals including Football Finals Day (Women’s Cup and Queen’s Park Shield), Conference Finals and College National Finals

Required Skills, Qualities & Experience

  • Proactive, can-do attitude
  • Experience of student football in Scotland
  • Knowledge of football landscape in Scotland
  • Experience in event management

Other Details

  • The role is a voluntary position although reasonable expenses will be paid
  • The initial appointment will be for 1 year starting June 2021
  • Coaching or Officiating qualification preferred but not essential

Recruitment Process

  • Application is by CV and cover letter, sent to Neil Rankin – neil@scottishstudentsport.com
  • Application deadline is 5pm on 10th May 2021

The full role description can be downloaded HERE.

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Monday 19th April 2021

We are looking to recruit a new Vice Chair for the ScotStuKarate programme.

#ScotStuKarate

Role title: Scottish Student Karate Vice Chair

Responsible to: Head of Competitions

Where (location): Various within Scotland

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

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 governing body for student sport in Scotland, is seeking an energetic and committed individual to act as the vice chair volunteer within Scottish Student Karate programme.

The Vice-Chair will enjoy an excellent opportunity to contribute towards developing the sport by enhancing the relationship between clubs & SSS and seeking partnership opportunities where available in the wider network.

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

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

Main Tasks

Assist with Programme Management

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

Communications

  • Enhance communications with student karate clubs, such as creating content for the Facebook group and setting up an Instagram account
  • Support clubs with digital content to support their recruitment
  • Create communication plans which engage students at Scottish institutions who don’t have a formal club, but who compete in

Help develop the sport

  • Develop and work on goals set out in a development plan
  • Assist introduction of more student development opportunities with the assistance of SSS Staff Members and other parties
  • Help develop SS Karate calendar, in conjunction with Competitions Coordinator

Support event delivery

  • Support SS Karate Chair and Competitions Coordinator with organisation of SS Karate competitions
  • Attend and aid delivery of the SS Karate competitions
  • Assist with SSS medal and branding logistics for each SS Karate event
  • Ensure SSS has results and participant data from each event

Required Skills, Qualities & Experience

  • Proactive, can do attitude
  • Experience in event management (not essential)
  • Experience of student karate in Scotland
  • Knowledge of the karate scene in Scotland
  • Ability to effectively communicate with a range of stakeholders

Desirable Skills, Qualities and Experience

  • Social media experience
  • Photography and/or videography experience
  • Driving licence
  • Coaching or Officiating qualification

Other Details

  • 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 interested in taking on the role of Chair in 2021/22 if the role is vacant, otherwise the Vice-Chair will be allowed to stand again as Vice Chair if they wish
  • Driving licence preferred but not essential
  • Coaching or Officiating qualification preferred but not essential

Recruitment Process

  • Application is by CV and cover letter, sent to Competitions Coordinator, Jess Barrows, on jess@scottishstudentsport.com 
  • Application deadline is 5pm on 14th May 2021

The full role description can be downloaded HERE

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Monday 19th April 2021

We are looking to recruit a new Scottish Student Climbing Communications Officer to drive the development of student climbing in Scotland.

#ScotStuClimbing

Role title: Scottish Student Climbing Communications Officer

Responsible to: Head of Competitions

Where (location): Various within Scotland

Time commitment: Minimum 3-4 meetings per year with preferred attendance at 1-3 SS Climbing competitions

Role duration: Minimum one year – until 30th June 2022

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

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

Your other responsibilities are taking minutes from the SS Climbing Meetings, ensuring regular communication between the Chairs and clubs, promotion of club activities via the SS Climbing channels, promotion of ClimbScotland material and working with the SSS Communications Coordinator on the general promotion of Climbing as a whole.

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

You will help to set policy for SS Climbing and may be asked to lead on any specific projects being delivered at the time.

Overall, you will represent the interests of all member institutions and student clubs to improve climbing for students in Scotland.

Main Tasks

  • Creation of appropriate platforms to engage with students
  • Responsible for Scottish Student Climbing social media channels
  • Regularly update social media channels
  • Promote great work happening in Scottish Student Climbing clubs
  • Work within group to identify key areas of work for coming year
  • Drive specific outcomes as agreed by Chair and SS Climbing Development Group
  • Gather feedback from student clubs and member institutions on SS Climbing Development Group areas of work
  • 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 climbing in Scotland
  • Knowledge of climbing landscape in Scotland
  • Ability to effectively communicate with a range of stakeholders

Desirable Skills, Qualities and 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 Communications Officer will be appointed on a voluntary basis for a minimum term of one year. Individuals may re-stand for the position, or for the position of Chair (if it is available). All reasonable expenses incurred undertaking the role will be reimbursed in line with SSS policy.

Application is by cover letter and CV and should be sent to Jess Barrows, Competitions Coordinator, no later than 5pm on 14th May 2021.

This role description can be downloaded in PDF format HERE

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Monday 19th April 2021

We are looking to recruit a new Scottish Student Climbing Chair to drive the development of student climbing in Scotland.

#ScotStuClimbing

Role title: Scottish Student Climbing Chair

Responsible to: Head of Competitions

Where (location): Various within Scotland

Time commitment: Variable, 10-15 hours per month, with up to 2-3 weekend tournaments

Role duration: Minimum one year – until 30th June 2022

Scottish Student Sport (SSS), the governing body for student sport in Scotland, is seeking an energetic and committed individual to act as the lead volunteer within Scottish Student Climbing.

The Chair will enjoy an excellent opportunity to contribute towards growing the sport within universities and colleges, and building on the relationship with ClimbScotland.

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

The Chair will work with 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

Oversee the programme

  • Coordinate a meeting for all student climbing club captains at the start and end of the year to plan/review the season
  • Promote student climbing competitions and opportunities to clubs
  • Oversee climbing programme budget, managed by Head of Competitions

Develop the Sport

  • Work with SSS and ClimbScotland to establish a Development Plan for SS Climbing, and make realistic plans to achieve those goals

Event Delivery

  • Develop Student Climbing calendar, in conjunction with Competitions Coordinator and ClimbScotland
  • Deliver Scottish Student Climbing events, liaising with Competitions Coordinator

Required Skills, Qualities & Experience

  • Proactive, can do attitude
  • Experience in event management
  • Experience of student climbing in Scotland
  • Knowledge of climbing 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

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

Application is by cover letter and CV and should be sent to Jess Barrows, Competitions Coordinator, no later than 5pm on Monday 15th May 2021.

This role description can be downloaded in PDF format HERE

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Monday 19th April 2021

We are looking to recruit a new Communications Officer for the ScotStuCycling programme.

#ScotStuCycling

Role title: Scottish Student Cycling Communications Officer

Responsible to: Head of Competitions

Where (location): Various within Scotland

Time commitment: Minimum 3-4 meetings per year with preferred attendance at 3-6 SS Cycling competitions

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

Scottish Student Sport (SSS), the governing body 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 Vice Chair will enjoy an excellent opportunity to contribute towards growing the sport and building on the relationship with Scottish Cycling.

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

Your other responsibilities are taking minutes from the SS Cycling Meetings, ensuring regular communication between the Chairs and clubs, promotion of club activities via the SS Cycling channels, promotion of Scottish Cycling material and working with the SSS Communications Coordinator on the general promotion of Cycling as a whole.

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

You will help to set policy for SS Cycling and may be asked to lead on any specific projects being delivered at the time.

Overall, you will represent the interests of all member institutions and student clubs to improve Cycling for students in Scotland.

Main Tasks

  • Creation of any additional appropriate platforms required to engage with students
  • Responsible for all Scottish Student Cycling social media channels
  • Regularly update social media channels
  • Promote great work happening in Scottish Student Cycling clubs
  • Work within development group to identify key areas of work for coming year
  • Drive specific outcomes as agreed by Chair and SS Cycling Development Group
  • Gather feedback from student clubs and member institutions on SS Cycling Development Group areas of work
  • Help to 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 Cycling in Scotland
  • Knowledge of Cycling landscape in Scotland
  • Ability to effectively communicate with a range of stakeholders

Desirable Skills, Qualities and Experience (not essential)

  • Photography experience
  • Videography experience
  • Access to camera

Other Details

  • 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)
  • Driving licence preferred but not essential
  • Coaching or Officiating qualification preferred but not essential

Recruitment Process

  • Application is by CV and cover letter, sent to Competitions Coordinator, Jess Barrows, on jess@scottishstudentsport.com 
  • Application deadline is 5pm on 14th May 2021

The full role description can be downloaded HERE

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Monday 19th April 2021

We are looking to recruit a new Vice Chair for the ScotStuCycling programme.

#ScotStuCycling

Role title: Scottish Student Cycling Vice Chair

Responsible to: Head of Competitions

Where (location): Various within Scotland

Time commitment: Variable, 5-10 hours a month and, in addition, 4-6 full days at SSS Cycling Events (Criterium Championships is mandatory)

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 governing body 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 Vice Chair will enjoy an excellent opportunity to contribute towards growing the sport and building on the relationship with Scottish Cycling.

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

The selected individual will be one of the key figures in the drive towards improving and strengthening student cycling in Scotland as part of the SS Cycling Development Group.

The Vice Chair will work with SSS staff and the Chair to support the coordination of event delivery, feed in to strategic planning, communicate with student participants, support event volunteers and improve both SGB engagement & club development.

Main Tasks

  • Assist the Chair with the development of the SSS Cycling Series
  • Lead on virtual participation projects/activities e.g. Zwift Meet-Ups or Virtual Time Trials
  • Support Captains’ Meetings held during the year to check in with clubs
  • Help promote student cycling competitions and development opportunities to clubs
  • Assist in the organisation of the SS Cycling Criterium Championships (attendance mandatory)

Required Skills, Qualities & Experience

  • Proactive, can do attitude
  • Experience in event management (not essential)
  • Experience of student cycling in Scotland
  • Knowledge of the cycling scene in Scotland

Other Details

  • 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)
  • Driving licence preferred but not essential
  • Coaching or Officiating qualification preferred but not essential

Recruitment Process

  • Application is by CV and cover letter, sent to Competitions Coordinator, Jess Barrows, on jess@scottishstudentsport.com 
  • Application deadline is 5pm on 14th May 2021

The full role description can be downloaded HERE

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Monday 22nd March 2021

Netball Scotland are looking for a Membership and Business Intelligence Officer to join their team. As part of the role you will manage and lead multiple projects and accounts, as well as working closely with Netball Scotland’s partners.

Summary

  • Membership and Business Intelligence Officer
  • Permanent / Full Time Contract
  • £20,000 – £24,999
  • Working from home during Covid-19 restrictions

The Role

This role requires you to have a passion for sport, and most importantly for netball. The Membership and Business Intelligence Officer (MBIO) will have accountability and responsibility for delivering membership services and business intelligence support across the business to deliver Netball Scotland’s corporate strategy.

This role will allow you to put managerial and leadership skills to use,  leading numerous projects and accounts throughout Netball Scotland.

You will also be working closely with Netball Scotland’s partners, especially Strathclyde Sirens to activate critical engagement, outreach and event strategies. In addition to this, you will be the first point of contact for the organisation via email, social media and telephone, provide support for administration support when needed and other duties that are required by the business.

To apply

To apply follow the link below and it will take you to the application form. If you wish to apply please complete and send all appropriate paperwork to karen.dunn@netballscotland.com

by close of play on 28/03/2021.

📝 Click here to download the full job description and person specification here 

 

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Thursday 11th March 2021

Sporting Memories are looking for a Communications Assistant to join their team. As part of your role you will engage with some of the biggest accounts and personalities of the sporting and media world!

Summary

  • Communications Assistant (Social Media)
  • 6 months fixed-term with view to extending
  • 25 hours per week
  • £16,000 full-time equivalent
  • Working from home or your own office space, based in the Edinburgh area

This is a brand new role within the organisation and an opportunity to make your mark on the communications reach and engagement of a UK charity. Reporting to and working closely with our Communications Manager, in this role you will engage with some of the biggest accounts and personalities of the sporting and media world, and with those people and organisations who lie at the heart of our work.

We use the power of talking about and remembering sport to tackle dementia, depression and loneliness among older people. While social media is just one part of our overall strategy, it is an aspect we strive to use in the most effective way possible.

Using your love of social channels, communicating and relevant experience, you will help to shape, support and grow our reach at a time when this is needed more than ever.

The Role

It goes without saying that you will enjoy sport. In fact, it will be pretty much a passion. A love of talking all things sport.

You will enjoy following big personalities and organisations in sports and sports media. You will understand how to make meaningful connections and have the confidence to engage, with guidance, with some of the biggest social media accounts in the sporting world.

Crucial is an understanding of our core work: to engage with members of the public; with older people who may be living with dementia, loneliness or depression, their families and their carers; our volunteers current and potential; and with our stakeholder organisations.

Your focus will be on providing social media support and input, but there will be opportunities to provide communications support across a range of tasks, such as collating quotes and case studies, writing news articles, supporting campaigns and building contact and media lists.

We don’t expect you to have run huge social media accounts or campaigns, but you will be able to demonstrate and provide examples of a true interest in engaging and building a variety of audiences across Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram – using a wide range of imaginative and effective targeted strategies. This could be through employment or your studies, own work or interests.

You will be able to work efficiently from home or your office space but really enjoy being part of a team and contributing to our task groups. We love getting together for a ‘virtual’ coffee and to talk about sport just as much as our Club members do!

📝Download the full job description and person specification here.

To Apply 

Please send the following via email to our Communications Manager Helen Johnston at helen@thesmf.co.uk by 5pm on Monday 22 March:

  • A covering letter that shows us why Sporting Memories and our mission means so much to you
  • Your CV to show us your relevant experience and interests
  • Descriptions of two social media campaigns or targets you have been involved with, demonstrating growth in engagement, an analysis of effectiveness, and strategic content for different channels and audiences

Successful applicants will be invited to an online interview that will take place on 25 March.

 

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Tuesday 9th February 2021

Netball Scotland are looking for a Digital Content Creator to help increase their digital presence across their social media and online channels. Find out more about this exciting new role here!

The Role

Netball Scotland’s Strategic Plan 2019-23 has the Strategic Aim to increase Profile.  The Digital Content Creator role will allow us to meet our aim to ‘Increase visibility across mainstream digital and media platforms’.

The Digital Content Creator will be responsible for the conception, design, and execution of original text and video content across all of our digital and social media platforms.

We are looking for someone who is passionate about sport to own and develop our brand tone of voice across all we do to drive greater brand positioning, audience engagement and new followers as well as deliver successful campaigns and partnership activation. Working across the whole business the role will require management of multiple brands and communications channels with a significant focus on the promotion of our Strathclyde Sirens Team who compete in the Sky Sports broadcast Vitality Netball Superleague.

Working closely with the Marketing Manager and Membership Communications Coordinator, the Digital Content Creator will be responsible for the digital execution of the marketing and communications strategy across Netball Scotland and Strathclyde Sirens.

  • Generate and coordinate content creation to publish across our social media channels including writing compelling copy.
  • Design and prepare digital creatives for online, digital marketing and direct comms: including video, photography, gifs, stories, graphics, posters, match day programmes, corporate messaging, blogs etc.
  • Bring consistency to the company’s brand aesthetic and develop fluency in our tone of voice.
  • Shoot and edit video and photography of live events.
  • Create short-form stories and write social copy for various executions across social networks including Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Snapchat, YouTube, TikTok, Mailchimp, Google, website and Netball Scotland app.
  • Management of all social media platforms.
  • Provide matchday coverage including score updates, Twitter commentary and match reports.
  • Stay up to date with current trends in social media, sport and culture.
  • Capture photography, interviews and video content of athletes when in training, match days or for partner activation/campaigns.
  • Activate partnership strategies through digital creatives and assets.
  • Work with the wider team to develop new ideas and initiatives to build the Netball Scotland and Sirens brands.
  • Analyse, track and report metrics across our site and social channels.

Salary

  • £22,000 per annum, pro rata.
  • 21 hours per week contract, flexible approach to working, with evenings and weekend work required.

Application

Does this sound like you? Have you got what it takes to work in a dynamic and forward-thinking sports organisation? Do you have a portfolio of work to share with us? If so, please download the full job description for terms and submit your CV in the first instance to karen.dunn@netballscotland.com by Friday 5th March 2021.

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