Glasgow Watersports
Glasgow Watersports

Charity registered in Scotland SC043262

Glasgow Watersports operates Pinkston Watersports Centre, a unique social enterprise urban sports hub for the community.  Opened in May 2014 it is home to Scotland's only artificial whitewater course, a flat water basin with bathing quality water, and meeting rooms and storage facilities for clubs and groups, Pinkston Watersports is an official Glasgow 2014 Legacy project.  Our aim is to increase public and local community participation in watersports by promoting access to coaching, clubs and events.

For further information about Pinkston Watersports Centre see

Current vacancies

Board Members

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 31st July 2022

Pinkston Watersports is Scotland’s 1st and only artificial white water course. We also operate flat water activities in our clean canal basin and land based activities adjacent. Our objectives focus on three main areas of Sport, Social Enterprise and Community. Pinkston and its activities contribute towards community regeneration and physical activity; a mechanism for supporting education of young people and adults alike in the urban outdoors. Pinkston’s vision is to be recognised as a centre for sporting excellence, to promote watersports in Scotland whilst ensuring accessibility for all. By promoting our sports and making them accessible to all we can deliver a wide range of health and wellbeing benefits.

The current Board is well established and diverse but Pinkston is transitioning from a start-up to an growing and ambitious Social Enterprise. Our local area is changing with over £750 million of new housing developments in Sighthill and significant business development in Port Dundas. Pinkston is looking for new talent to seize these opportunities and grow our social enterprise and support the delivery of our charitable objectives.

Our Board is well represented in terms of clubs and paddlesports and therefore we are particularly keen to attract applicants with local development and/or community engagement and evaluation experience. In addition, we would value applicants with HR, legal or fundraising expertise. We are committed to conscious inclusion and value applicants from a range of backgrounds.

This a voluntary role(s) and the commitment involves around 4 hours per month. This includes Board meetings at 6 weekly intervals often held online from 6.30pm until 9pm. If you would like further information in advance of your application, please contact Jo Brown for a copy of our current Business Plan (extract). We expect interviews to be conducted in early August.

Closed vacancies
This vacancy has now closed

Customer Service & Admin role

  • Part time
  • £19,753 pro-rata
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 6th December 2021

The focus of this role is to promote a positive customer experience for those enquiring, booking and visiting Pinkston Watersports, as well as attracting new customers and marketing new and existing products and services via schools, clubs and community groups

You will have a friendly demeanour with a customer facing outlook and a passion for ensuring a high-quality experience for all visitors. You will also have a good understanding of customer engagement and encouraging return custom.

An active understanding of paddlesports, sport and/or the outdoors and working with a varied community would be beneficial. Strong communication skills at all levels are important.

Working shift pattern on a two week rotation and would be week one; Monday, Wednesday and Friday and week two; Monday, Wednesday and Saturday from 8.30/9am-3.30/4pm or another mutually suitable shift pattern.

Key Tasks include:

  • Using, managing and updating Centre booking systems and preparing invoices for new bookings.
  • Daily tasks opening the Centre – preparing the daily ‘what’s on’ board
  • Setting up classrooms for corporate bookings
  • Responding to enquiries face to face and via email, phone and social media
  • Managing and developing social media, our website, monthly newsletters and on-site posters.
  • Build and maintain positive relationships with all / external site users and be the welcome face of Pinkston Watersports. This may include welcoming groups of young people on site, through to the handover process of young people with onwards travel arrangements. Youth and community groups are key service users and satisfactory completion of the PVG process is essential to the role.

Pinkston is Scotland’s only artificial white water centre, a charity and social enterprise located in Port Dundas. The role is Centre based only.