Wednesday 8th September 2021

Glasgow University Men’s Football Club (GUMFC) are seeking applicants for a number of roles on their newly formed GUMFC WoSFL Committee.

In 2020, GUMFC successfully applied to the West of Scotland Football League, currently competing in Conference A, and as such, are looking to form a committee that would support the already formed student club committee with the operational requirements of running a WoSFL team. The club has also successfully obtained SFA Licencing to Entry Level for the past 7 years, competes in the Senior Scottish Cup and plays their home games at The Penny Cars (Excelsior) Stadium in Airdrie.

Whilst not set in stone and will involve a degree of flexibility, the roles will have remits of business development, football development and marketing and communications alongside general match day support, so experience in these area’s is preferred but not essential. The club already has a student committee in place that consists of roles including Captain, Treasurer, Secretary and Welfare amongst others and has the support of a Director of Football, Club President and staff support from University of Glasgow Sport.

These positions would be ideal for anyone who is wishing to further their experience, knowledge and understanding as part of a progressive and inclusive Football Club structure, that has access to UEFA approved facilities.

Essential Criteria:

Availability to attend majority of monthly committee meetings and match days.

Desirable Criteria

Prior experience of Football Club Committee’s

Business Development Experience, Football Development Experience, Marketing and Communications Experience

Match Day operations experience


Monthly meetings (either in person at Garscube Sports Complex or via Zoom)

Most Saturday afternoons between July-May



Monday 6th September 2021

Scottish Student Sport is seeking to appoint Equality Steering Group Chair with an outstanding commitment to equality and diversity and the importance of reducing barriers to activity in Scottish Sport.

Scottish Student Sport is seeking to appoint a new Chair for our Equality Steering Group. We are looking for an individual with an outstanding commitment to equality and diversity and an understanding of the role Scottish Student Sport has in developing the student experience in Scotland alongside the importance of reducing barriers to accessing sport and physical activity. We highly value the diversity of thought which comes from having different voices around the table, drawn from a range of backgrounds, experiences, and characteristics.

We are looking for an individual who mirrors our values, has strong leadership skills, is passionate about achieving positive social change, is keen to play an active role in driving that change, and will help us to expand the agenda and achieve our strategic goals.

Scottish Student Sport (SSS) was established in June 2011 with the aims of ensuring quality and breadth in well-managed sporting programs, increasing and promoting involvement in physical activity, and aiding and supporting the development of appropriate professional structures and systems throughout sport in tertiary education in Scotland.

The SSS Equality Steering Group was created in 2018 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. The role of Chair will include providing support and direction for the group, the chairing of up to eight meetings in a year, and generally being an excellent advocate of equality and diversity within student sport.

The group has an annual action plan which will steer the work of the group which alongside the Chair is made up of;

  • Emmanuel Akerele – SSS’ Ethnicity Lead
  • Georgia Moran – SSS’ Women’s Lead
  • Laura Pilkington – SSS’ Disability Lead
  • Carolina Sousa e Sá – SSS’ LGBTQ+ Lead
  • Keith Macleod – Institute of Sport & Exercise, University of Dundee
  • Fraser Reynolds – Edinburgh Napier Student Association
  • Jenny Beedie – University of Glasgow Sport Union
  • Ian Lowe – Head of Development, SSS
  • Eilidh Paterson – Development Coordinator, SSS

Applications close on Sunday 19th of October 2021, further information and details on how to apply can be found here. Please contact Eilidh if you have any questions or queries about the role.


Monday 19th April 2021

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


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 organisation 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 deadline 25th July 2021 – EXTENDED

This role description can be downloaded in PDF format HERE

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