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Chair & Trustees

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

  • Advertised from 10th June 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.

Application notes

If you like what you read or you want to find out more.

Contact Britt Campbell at to arrange an informal chat or please submit your CV with covering letter explaining why this opportunity is of interest to you.

We are an equal opportunities employer with a commitment to making reasonable adjustments for candidates who may require them. We encourage applications from groups currently underrepresented on our Board; women, people from black and minority ethnic backgrounds, under 35s and those with disabilities.