Newmilns Snow & Sports Complex
Newmilns Snow & Sports Complex

Charity registered in Scotland SC039518

We are a community run charity ski slope who recently received a massive upgrade to our facility. Our ethos is to provide affordable access to snowsports for all. We offer 3 main products: skiing and snowboarding tuition as well as our big slope tubing for those who can't ski or board YET. Come and visit us, we're a friendly bunch.

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Board Members

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Newmilns
  • Closing 19th May 2021

Our Opportunity

As a Director of Newmilns Snow and Sports Complex (NSASC), you can expect to join a small, dedicated team of passionate professionals who share our values and who are committed to positive social change in our community and delivering health and wellbeing opportunities through snowsports.

Following the recent retirement of one of our long-serving Directors and sad loss of another, we have a number of vacancies on our Board. In particular, we are interested in individuals with a background in the Charities or Social Enterprise sectors, who understand governance, fundraising and the financial and strategic challenges of income generation to fund the delivery of positive social impact projects within the third sector.

We would love to hear from individuals with senior level leadership expertise, experience and skills in the following areas:

• Strategic finance, fundraising and income generation

• Legal, corporate governance, charity regulation experience

• Digital transformation

• Marketing and branding

• Diversity and inclusion of under-represented groups

• Youth work, in particular with disadvantaged groups

• Community development and regeneration

• Change management

• Ability to offer strategic decision and guidance

We are keen to encourage applications from groups currently underrepresented on our Board: women, people from black and minority ethnic backgrounds, people under 50 and people with disabilities.

Additionally, all directors must meet the “Fit and Proper Persons” criteria to be a charity trustee. Directors are also expected to be part of the Safeguarding Scheme introduced by the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007. In making this application you are agreeing to appropriate checks being made.

The Board of Directors currently meet fortnightly via online video call, prior to covid restrictions meetings were held on site monthly. It is envisaged that meetings will continue to be held remotely, however, site visits and face to face meetings may be required ad hoc. However, geographical location won’t be a barrier to applications.

As a Director you will be expected to guide and support the leadership and management team, sharing your expertise, skills and knowledge. You will also be expected to share in our core values and ensure that any projects, business practices and processes and the strategic direction of the business is always reviewed against our mission and values.

Directors are also asked to support any relevant projects and subcommittees, such as Facilities and Maintenance, Capital Investment projects, Finance and Charitable Accounting, effective leadership and chairing skills at a senior committee level are desirable.

Members of the Board serve on a voluntary basis, without remuneration, take an active interest in the work of the NSASC and choose to attend various NSASC events.

Initial appointment is for a 2-year term with the opportunity for reappointment for a further 2 years.

This opportunity would particularly suit someone looking to gain experience at voluntary Board level before progressing to Non-Executive Director roles.

This vacancy has now closed

Chair & Trustees

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Newmilns
  • Closing 31st August 2022

Who are we?

Newmilns Snow and Sports Complex is a dynamic and evolving organisation dedicated to changing people’s lives. As the only UK Charity Ski Slope, we are proudly different.

Using the power of the great outdoors and a ‘sport for change’ model we develop confidence, motivation and employment skills through snow sports. We work with children and adults, schools and youth groups delivering employability, personal development, volunteering and training opportunities at our rural, East Ayrshire site.

The most direct benefit of our work is delivered to disadvantaged or hard to reach groups. To achieve this we work with our community to identify the issues important to them, develop and deliver solutions to ensure everyone has access to opportunities to make the changes needed to live positive and fulfilling lives.

We also have a busy snow sports lesson schedule, offer recreational skiing and snowboarding, tubing (sledging) and children’s parties.

Opportunity Description

Our wonderful business is experiencing exciting change and growth, with an expending social impact portfolio, increasing staff team and specialisms, introduction of transformative digital solutions and a growing passion for increasing opportunities within our community.

Ready for a new challenge?

If you are looking for the opportunity to share your skills and experience to, inspire and empower our teams through this exciting growth period, read on.

Following the retirement of long serving Board members, we are looking for a new Chair and trustees to join our existing team to shape and drive our business strategy in pursuit of our charitable aims.

Skills and qualifications

If you can bring your professional background to the opportunities below, we can bring the excitement, adventure and thrill of the outdoors to your next opportunity!

Essentially you just need to be a great team player, enjoy working collaboratively to achieve shared goals and make a difference to the lives of other. You should be,

• A great communicator and comfortable contributing to senior level discussion.

• Inquisitive, happy to ask questions, challenge and clarify information.

• Confident to share a refreshed view on business processes.

• Have knowledge and experience of identifying and delivering solutions within your area of expertise.

• Share in our core values and ensure the strategic direction of the business is aligned with our vision, values and charitable aims.

• A background in the Charities or Social Enterprise sectors, desirable.

We have opportunities for a Chair, ideally with previous Board experience or perhaps even as a vice chair or current chair looking for a new role.

If you are professional in Finance, Social Change, Marketing, IT or if you have a Legal background we would love to hear from you.

Please download the relevant opportunity summary below, if you like what you read, please get in touch we would live to talk to you.

Why Join Us

You can expect to join a small, dedicated, volunteer team of passionate professionals who share our values and are committed to positive social change in our community.

• Shared and equal responsibility.

• Monthly online meetings.

• Appointment for a 2-years with opportunity for reappointment for a further 2 years.

• Develop Board and leadership experience.

• Be part of a vibrant growing business where fun under pins our lifechanging activities.

• Free slope access.