Glasgow Disability Sport: Communications Committee Member

Recruiting body: Glasgow Disability Sport            

Closing date: Friday 15 February 2019

Glasgow Disability Sport (GDS) is a voluntary sport group where the main aim is to lead in the development of sport for people with physical, sensory or learning disabilities in partnership with key local agencies and local authority areas in Glasgow. GDS is a member branch of Scottish Disability Sport (SDS) who are the governing body of sport for athletes and players with a physical, sensory or learning disability. GDS have achieved SDS Minimum Operating Requirements (MOR) which ensures all governance is up to date and appropriate. The committee of GDS now wishes to appoint new committee members to join the branch.

Role Title – Communications Committee Member (voluntary)

Organisation – Glasgow Disability Sport (GDS)

Responsible to – Glasgow Disability Sport committee

Location – Glasgow

An exciting opportunity has risen for a passionate and enthusiastic individual who is interested in helping achieve the vision and aims of GDS by specifically supporting the organisation in the field of Communications.

The Communications Committee Member will support the GDS Co-ordinator to help shape and drive GDS’s web-based content, digital presence and the growth of key messaging to all members. The role will include expanding GDS Social Media presence that excites and inspires the next generation of athletes, players, coaches and officials. The post holder will also support the management of the GDS website and develop content, such as athlete/player case studies that will promote GDS and influence a range of partners and stakeholders. In return, GDS offers the opportunity to meet new people, gain new skills, volunteer within a sports context, learn about the inspiring world of disability sport.

Contract – This is a voluntary position, but all reasonable expenses will be paid. Committee members will be expected to attend branch meetings (held 4-6 times per year), support the branch to maintain SDS Minimum Operating Requirements and support the chairperson in driving the branch forward. The Level of time commitment is flexible and will be tailored to suit the applicant’s current commitments and the needs of the branch.

Term – 2 years

Skills required

  • Experience in Communications and using social media/website for promotion
  • Enthusiastic and motivated
  • Prepared to make a regular time commitment
  • Prepared to make decisions when necessary
  • Passionate about disability sport

Main duties:

  1. Responsibility for attending committee management meetings and reporting back to appropriate members with matters arising from meeting (if required).
  2. To promote GDS through various communication channels
  3. Support the Co-ordinator to update, maintain and review the GDS website
  4. Provide advice to member to enhance their communication channels
  5. When unable to attend meetings, send apologies along with a short report to the Secretary for the minutes.
  6. Complete trustee’s declaration.
  7. Be completely familiar with GDS constitution, clubs/organisation committee procedures and the GDS rules and regulations.
  8. Vote on GDS matters when asked to and attend EGM and AGM meetings.
  9. To support GDS to ensure SDS Minimum Operating Standards are kept up to date and complete.
  10. To be part of sub groups of the committee when required (ie funding and events calendar subgroups).
  11. Support the chairperson in the work of GDS.

Interviews Thursday 27 February


All applicants should send a note of interest to detailing why you are interested in the role and any relevant skills and experience.

If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact Jennifer Barsby on the above email or phone the SDS office on 0131 317 1170.

Date published: 04 February 2019
Date updated: 04 February 2019


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