As part of our ongoing work to uphold the principles and values of equality across our sport, we have created a new Equality Advisory Committee to assist us in leading the way. As part of this process, we are seeking members who are committed and passionate about equality from a variety of backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives, to join our Equality Advisory Committee.
The Committee’s remit is to provide advice and guidance on all equality matters, ensuring practical, strategic, and operational support is sustained for the development and delivery of our Equality Action plan, in addition to supporting our (Staff Equality Working Group and) Board Members in relation to equality and diversity.
As a member of the Equality and Diversity Advisory Group, you will offer advice on all matters of equality, and specifically on one or more of the UK Equality Act 2010 protected characteristics. We are seeking new members from within our membership as well as independent members with knowledge or experience working with diverse groups or individuals who have equality backgrounds as well as members from underrepresented groups.
Following our recent independent safeguarding review of performance programmes, we have established a Wellbeing and Protection Committee. This is a subcommittee of the Board, representing Scottish Gymnastics in relation to child protection, safeguarding and athlete wellbeing.
The Wellbeing and Protection Committee will provide advice and guidance on all safeguarding matters ensuring practical, strategic, and operational support to deliver Scottish Gymnastics’ safeguarding strategic objectives.
We are seeking new members from within our membership who are committed and passionate about child protection, safeguarding and athlete wellbeing from a variety of backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives, to join our Wellbeing and Protection Committee.
As a member of this group, you will steer, advise, and challenge, where appropriate, the Scottish Gymnastics Board of Directors and all decision-making bodies within Scottish Gymnastics on wellbeing, protection and safeguarding matters as well as develop and drive forward the strategic objectives on wellbeing, protection and safeguarding and review the company’s performance against these. As well as act as an ambassador for wellbeing and protection in Scottish Gymnastics always promoting and embodying our culture and values.
It is envisaged a Wellbeing and Protection Committee member will serve for an initial period of two years.
Exciting new role as part of the senior leadership team.
Scottish Gymnastics is the governing body responsible for all levels of gymnastics activity throughout Scotland. We are a close-knit team on a journey to becoming a world-class governing body for our members and partners and we are looking for like-minded people who will help us on the way.
We believe safeguarding is everyone's responsibility with Scottish Gymnastics taking the lead in ensuring the wellbeing of all our members. We are committed to making sure everyone can learn and enjoy gymnastics in a positive, safe and healthy environment.
This new role has overall responsibility for driving and delivering Scottish Gymnastics’ child protection and safeguarding activities, working with all areas of the organisation to ensure the wellbeing and the safety of the children and young people in our clubs is at the centre of all that we do and to ensure compliance is built in throughout our sport.
The successful candidate will be highly motivated, and come with experience working in a statutory body, bringing operational and management experience within a safeguarding environment, dealing with child protection issues and be able to use this to create and deliver the safeguarding strategic plan.
The role requires candidates to work with all areas of the organisation, whilst leading and supporting the safeguarding team. The role requires candidates to be able to influence and develop strong, effective working relationships with Scottish Gymnastics clubs, members, and key partners.
Candidates will require strong interpersonal skills, positive attitude, and the ability to work on their own initiative. Candidates will need sound knowledge of safeguarding legislation, policy, procedure, and best practice guidance.