Opportunity to become a director of Scottish Hockey

Our vision is inspiring involvement in hockey, the fun, friendly and exciting sport for life.

With membership growth of over 90% in five years; our largest ever Domestic Game Team supporting our members, clubs and districts; more players in Great Britain programmes than ever before; and our international teams driven to compete with the best in the world, it is an exciting time for hockey in Scotland.

With the impact of COVID-19 on all aspects of Scottish life, it is also a challenging time as we prepare and plan for the future.

Our position as a naturally equitable sport is reflected in our membership, staff and directors. We have our strategic target of being one of the top three team sports in Scotland and we are constantly focused on improving as a business and creating and delivering opportunities to improve hockey.

Following changes in the Scottish Hockey Board and a skills analysis of existing directors, Scottish Hockey is looking to recruit two directors. One individual with expertise in governance, and the other with a strong commercial background.

The director with responsibility for corporate governance will support the board, CEO and staff to deliver our corporate governance responsibilities including the Companies Act; data protection; human resources and safeguarding.

The Commercial Director will chair the Scottish Hockey Commercial Group and support the CEO, Commercial Consultant and staff to increase the commercial viability and income generated by Scottish Hockey in line with our strategic plan.

Background

Scottish Hockey (SH) is the national governing body for hockey in Scotland. Our role is to inspire involvement in hockey, and work with a diverse range of partners to grow and strengthen hockey in Scotland.

We have over 13,000 members across over 100 clubs, and tens of thousands of other participants in schools and universities.

We are 18 months into our strategic plan, and while short term focus has moved to supporting the sport through COVID-19 the plan focuses on building on the successes of the previous plan; improving our sport at all levels and has key performance indicators for the organisation to deliver against. https://www.scottish-hockey.org.uk/governance/corporate-strategy/

Our Domestic Games team combines coaching, officiating, our development staff and our events while our performance team supports the growth and development of players through our pathway programme from under 16 to our full international teams.

 

Interested?

The directors of Scottish Hockey are volunteers. Board members provide the strategic guidance for the organisation and set its broad policies. A series of volunteer committees and employed staff make and then execute the sport’s operational decisions.

In the interests of having a balanced and representative board, expression of interest is particularly welcome from people currently underrepresented on Scotland’s boards such as individuals with a disability; women; ethnic minorities and those aged under 50.

The board meets a minimum of six times annually. When in person, these meetings are normally held in the early evening at our office in the Glasgow National Hockey Centre. The majority of our meetings are held electronically to reduce travel commitments for individuals.  In addition, directors are regularly asked for their advice and opinions, and may be available to the staff for consultation in specific areas of expertise. The term of office for a director is four years. There is an opportunity to reappoint at the end of the four years.

At this time no applications are sought but anybody interested should send an expression of interest email to [email protected] by Monday 9 November at 9am. This should include a summary of your suitability for the role and include our Equal Opportunities Form

Any questions around the roles, or for an informal discussion, contact Robin McLaren, Interim Chair of Scottish Hockey [email protected]

Or David Sweetman the Chief Executive at [email protected]

 

 

Equal Opportunities Monitoring

All Scottish Hockey job applications must be accompanied with an Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form

Please submit it with your application. It will immediately be separated from your application and the information contained will not be seen by anyone on the interview panel.

    FemaleMalePrefer not to sayI consider myself to be or to have been transgender

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    coordination; continence; ability to lift, carry or otherwise move everyday objects; speech,
    hearing or eyesight; memory or ability to concentrate, learn or understand; or, perception of the
    risk of physical danger, and also includes mental illness or mental health problems; learning
    disabilities; dyslexia; diabetes; epilepsy; and HIV, cancer and multiple sclerosis, from the point of
    diagnosis. (Note: This definition is provided in guidance on disability monitoring published by Trade Unions
    Congress, as recommended by the Disability Rights Commission).
    In terms of the Equality Act 2010, Scottish Hockey will take steps to make reasonable adjustments within the workplace to avoid those who have a disability in terms of the Act from suffering a disadvantage in comparison to those who are not disabled.

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