Scottish Squash Limited (SSL) is the national governing body for squash in Scotland, and is currently working to deliver its 2023-27 strategic plan, “Together for Squash in Scotland”. Its vision is for a sport where everyone is working together to allow squash in Scotland to develop and thrive. Its mission is to embed a culture of togetherness at national, regional and club level, helping as many people as possible to enjoy the sport, supporting them to be the best they wish to be, and providing them with lifelong participation in the game.
An opportunity has arisen for a positive, driven team player to join the SSL Board as a Non-Executive Director. The successful individual will gain expertise of supporting and advising a small and dynamic Board. As a Board member, they will help to shape the future of the sport of squash in Scotland, particularly in relation to the development of the performance pathway and as the sport continues to build to the Commonwealth Games in 2026 and its first ever involvement in the Olympics in 2028.
This is a great opportunity for someone with the experience of establishing a vision and overseeing a strategy for the development of a performance pathway within a national governing body of sport. SSL has an ambition to introduce, sustain and inspire more players to get involved in the sport of squash and to provide an open, transparent and easy to navigate player pathway that enables everyone to be the best they wish to be. This ambition includes the provision of quality coaching, at all levels through to a World level elite performance coaching system, and relevant competition at club, regional and national level.
SSL wish to appoint an individual who has the ability to seek and understand the needs of the sport and its members, an awareness of the need to develop a systematic approach to the development of the performance pathway, and the ability to inspire and empower others to drive change. The individual should have an understanding of the needs of athletes at all stages of the performance pathway, including and up to an elite performance level.
This is an ideal opportunity for someone with a passion for sport and presents potential for the development of new/existing skills, meeting new people and new networks, and making a genuine difference to sport in Scotland.
For further details of the vacancy, including more information on the role and details of the application process, please follow the link below:
If you would like to discuss the role, please contact Maggie Still (SSL Chief Executive) on 07718 526366 or Garry McKay (SSL Chief Operating Officer) on 07483 909720.
Applications close on Sunday 14th January 2024.