Disability Snowsport UK
Disability Snowsport UK

Charity registered in Scotland SC040699

Disability Snowsport UK is a charity which offers unique opportunities for children and adults with disabilities to access snowsports. Our aim is simple: we want everyone with a disability, whether it is a learning, sensory or physical disability, to be able to ski or snowboard alongside other people. We deliver adaptive ski lessons in centres across the UK, facilitate trips to Europe and the USA to teach skiing in an alpine environment; and provide a platform for disabled skiers to meet and participate in snowsports through our local groups

Current vacancies

Top job! Chief Executive

  • Full time
  • £50,000 – £55,000
  • Flexible
  • Closing 14th March 2021

Disability Snowsport UK (DSUK) is a charity and membership organisation which offers unique opportunities for children and adults with disabilities to access snowsports.

DSUK believe that taking part in adaptive snowsport has the power to transform a person’s relationship with not just their disability, but with all aspects of their lives. We believe that all people have the right to access the unique physical, mental, and social benefits of snowsport, regardless of disability, injury, or experience.

With a team of around 400 staff and volunteers, we operate ski schools at various locations throughout the UK as well as delivering opportunities to ski and snowboard in a mountain environment worldwide. We also provide a platform for disabled skiers to meet and participate in snowsports through our local groups.

With over 40 years’ experience in teaching adaptive snowsports in the UK, DSUK has been successful in raising prominence of the sport through working with the British Association of Snowsport Instructors (BASI) to introduce the Adaptive Snowsport Instructor qualification pathway and through getting our Para-athletes onto the world stage.

We are seeking a strategic, dynamic and effective leader to be our new Chief Executive. To help take stock and lead the charity on the next stage of growth, expanding reach and increasing revenue through developing a range of new products and member services. You will be tasked with further developing thinking around the nature and shape of the Charity post-pandemic and delivering a strategy for Disability Snowsport UK which is forward looking and ambitious. As such, you will be a confident communicator with experience of building effective partnerships with external stakeholders.

The successful candidate will have substantial experience working in a senior level role with budgetary accountability and interaction with a Board. You will have a proven track record of strategic leadership and managing change. Strong operational management and risk management experience will be essential. You will have the ability to empower and build the capability of a diverse and geographically spread workforce. Above all, you will be passionate about the impact the charity can have and the ability to inspire others to change attitudes towards disability. Previous charity experience is not essential but some knowledge of, or experience in, the area of disability or disabled sports is highly desirable.

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Senior Fundraising Officer

  • Full time
  • Circa £25,000
  • Home-based, with infrequent travel across England and Scotland
  • Closing 7th March 2021

Following a restructure, we are seeking a Senior Fundraising Officer to develop and lead on a range of activities including third-party, community and virtual events, and corporate fundraising. This is an exciting opportunity to join a values-led team and utilise your broad experience and enthusiasm for what we do, to make this role your own.

We are looking for an independent, adaptable, confident, and proactive individual who is people-focused and who possesses exceptional organisational skills. Above all you will be happy to share your ideas with the senior team and support the organisation to try new ways of fundraising, whilst providing a sound business case for doing so.

Reporting to: Head of Finance.

Key responsibilities:

  • Cultivate strong relationships with corporate, third party, and individual donors
  • Lead and manage fundraising events
  • Nurture and recognise DSUK’s individual givers
  • Research potential corporate partners
  • Recording and reporting of fundraising activities with Head of Finance

Personal qualities:

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills with the ability to build relationships with a wide range of stakeholders
  • Flexible and proactive with a ‘can-do’ attitude
  • Passionate about equality and opportunity for all and committed to changing attitudes towards disability.
  • Accountable attitude and happy to work as part of a remote team

Disability Snowsport UK (DSUK) is the UK’s leading snowsport charity. We have been teaching disabled people to ski and snowboard for over forty years and although like all charities we anticipate a challenging year ahead, we also have exciting plans.

At DSUK, we believe that teaching disabled people to master the slopes can transform the way they experience their disability. For our customers, it’s about enjoying achievement and independence. From picking their line to controlling their speed, they can experience something that’s often missing from their everyday lives – freedom.

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Bookings and Admin Assistant (Home based)

  • Full time
  • £18,000
  • Remote based with the option of a Glenmore or Glasgow office space
  • Closing 12th February 2020

Disability Snowsport UK the UK’s leading snowsport charity. We have been teaching disabled people to ski and snowboard for over forty years and we are excited to be able to offer out of hours provision to our clients.

DSUK make the health and social benefits of snowsport, along with the unique thrill and exhilaration that accompany them, available to anybody living with any form of disability, regardless of complexity. Our passionate team of staff and volunteers deliver adaptive ski lessons in centres across the UK, facilitate trips to Europe and the USA, and provide a platform for disabled skiers to meet and participate in snowsports through supporting our local groups.

Our new Bookings and Admin Assistant will be a proactive individual who is people-focused, possesses exceptional organisational and financial management skills, and who is committed to providing the best possible experience for disabled people.

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This vacancy has now closed

Bookings and Admin Assistant

  • Full time
  • £18,000
  • Remote based with the option of a Glenmore or Glasgow office space
  • Closing 12th February 2020

Disability Snowsport UK the UK’s leading snowsport charity. We have been teaching disabled people to ski and snowboard for over forty years and we are excited to be able to offer out of hours provision to our clients.

DSUK make the health and social benefits of snowsport, along with the unique thrill and exhilaration that accompany them, available to anybody living with any form of disability, regardless of complexity. Our passionate team of staff and volunteers deliver adaptive ski lessons in centres across the UK, facilitate trips to Europe and the USA, and provide a platform for disabled skiers to meet and participate in snowsports through supporting our local groups.

Our new Bookings and Admin Assistant will be a proactive individual who is people-focused, possesses exceptional organisational and financial management skills, and who is committed to providing the best possible experience for disabled people.

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This vacancy has now closed

Non-executive Director / Trustee

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Remote/Homebased
  • Closing 29th November 2020

This is an exciting opportunity to help lead an established and unique health charity. You will join DSUK at an exciting phase in our development and use your experience, skills, and connections to help DSUK bring the benefits of snowsport to even more disabled people. You will be part of a values-driven team who thrive on enabling others and are committed to realising our incredible organisation’s potential.

At board level our Trustees are expected to collaboratively take part, contribute and challenge the CEO on strategic decisions. Our Trustees are also expected to coach and guide the CEO in his role. At team level our Trustees are expected to take interest in nurturing and coaching the senior team and to proactively share ideas, contacts and business opportunities with the CEO and the wider team. The recruitment pack provides specific responsibilities and expectations.

At present, we are seeking Trustees with experience in one of the following areas:

• Fundraising (and Corporate PR)

• Health/rehabilitation through sport

• Snowsports Industry

• Safeguarding

• Health and Safety

About DSUK

DSUK has over forty years’ experience of teaching snowsports at our adaptive snowsport schools throughout the UK and during the winter season, in the mountains at home and abroad. We believe that teaching disabled people to master the slopes can transform the way they experience their disability.

We are particularly interested to hear from applicants who have experience of living with a disability, and/or managing a long-term condition, and/or their friends and family. We would also particularly welcome interest from applicants with a passion for snowsport.

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