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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Thursday 17th December 2020

Are you the person to lead the development of ethnic diversity within SSS’ Equality Steering Group? Interested in being part of the equality and inclusion development conversation? Find out more about the role here!

Volunteer Role: Ethnicity Lead, Equality Steering Group

Duration: 2 years with an option for a 3rd year

Closing Date: Sunday 31st January 2021

Scottish Student Sport’s Equality Steering Group was established to advise and prompt the staff, committees, and networks of SSS on all relevant aspects of equality and inclusion, with particular emphasis on ensuring adherence to a rolling Equality Action Plan for the organisation.

SSS is looking for a proactive volunteer to contribute and drive the outcomes of the Equality Steering Group, identify gaps, and develop student sport within Scotland for students from ethnically diverse backgrounds. This person will assist in shaping SSS’ long-term approach to the Equality Standard for Sport by providing added capacity to SSS around relevant projects and development. The ethnicity lead will be expected to work alongside partners and governing bodies.

The role description will provide further detail of the role but if you have any questions or queries, please email or call Regional Development Coordinator Eilidh (07507 766165).

To apply please email a cover letter and CV to Eilidh, eilidh@scottishstudentsport.com.

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Thursday 17th December 2020

Scottish Rugby League are looking to appoint two media assistants to join their team. With the 2021 Rugby League World Cup in England next year this is a fantastic opportunity to be part of a major sporting tournament! Find out more here.

The Role

Scotland Rugby League are seeking to appoint two dynamic and committed Media Assistants, responsible for supporting and delivering the Media & Communications objectives of Scotland Rugby League Limited, with the aim of increasing coverage and engagement for Scotland Rugby League National.

A key part of the role will be supporting the SRL’s overall Media Strategy, however, there will be the opportunity for the successful candidates to act as the Media Lead for one of Scotland Rugby League’s National teams.

The roles provide an exciting development opportunity for the successful candidate, working in a positive and supportive environment, whilst gaining valuable experience in Sports Media.

Scotland Rugby League will have two teams involved in the 2021 Rugby League World Cup in England, and these roles present the opportunity to be part of one of the most hotly anticipated sporting events of the year.

Download the full job description and person specification.

For any further information please email James Parsons, SRL Media Manager at media@scotlandrl.com or Ollie Cruickshank, SRL Operations Director at ollie.cruickshank@scotlandrl.com.

Closing Date: Friday 15th January at 5pm

To Apply: Please submit a CV and cover letter with examples of your previous work to jobs@scotlandrl.com.

 

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