Non-Executive Wellbeing Director (Voluntary): Triathlon Scotland

We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Wellbeing Director to join our Board. We believe that triathlon is a sport for all; it is important to us that triathlon provides a positive, safe and supportive environment. Our Wellbeing Director will lead the strategy to ensure that we follow the very best practice in wellbeing, safeguarding and equality.

Triathlon Scotland is the governing body for triathlon, duathlon and aquathlon in Scotland. As one of the most exciting, fastest growing sports in the UK, we aim to grow participation delivering both performance at the top of our sport and contributing to the physical and mental health of the nation. We are committed to further growth in Scotland over the next four years and beyond.

At Triathlon Scotland we recognize, and take exceptionally seriously, our responsibility to promote safe practice and to protect everyone in our sport from harm, abuse, bullying and exploitation. Triathlon Scotland is committed to safeguarding the protection and wellbeing of all children, young people, adults and vulnerable adults involved in our sport. It is also our ambition to ensure our sport is accessible to every demographic and this role will strive for equality and diversity in everything we do.

Role:

The organisation is led by an Executive Board made up of volunteer directors and a team of 15 paid staff who deliver and implement the strategic plan.

The position of Wellbeing Director is crucial to ensuring that we focus on making our sport fun, safe and supportive and accessible to all. They will ensure that we have great strategy and polices and will help our CEO and team to deliver best practice in our performance programme and across our member clubs. The Wellbeing Director will also have the usual governance responsibilities of an independent director.

This is a great opportunity for someone with the desire and drive to make a difference and presents great potential for the development of new/existing skills, meeting new people and new networks and making a genuine impact on the development of triathlon in Scotland.

Main Duties:

You will need to be able to make a commitment to Triathlon Scotland and devote the necessary time. You should be able to think strategically, exercise independent judgement, and speak your mind. 

Ideally, the successful candidate will be able to demonstrate: 

  • An impressive track record of success in the private, public and/or voluntary sector
  • The ability to operate at a senior level
  • A good understanding of the role that sport plays in society
  • Ability to think creatively and strategically; the skills to challenge current thinking at Board level
  • A background in teaching, safeguarding, social work, medicine or similar with experience at both operational and strategic levels
  • An understanding and experience of wellbeing, safeguarding and/or equality

Time Commitment:

Four evening Board meetings per year, AGM full day, plus an anticipated 3 hours per month.

Expenses/Remuneration:

Board members do not receive any remuneration; Triathlon Scotland operates a full and fair expenses policy.

Recruitment Process:

To apply for this position, you should email with attachment letter detailing skills, experiences and how you meet the person specification to hr@triathlonscotland.org

The closing date for applications is 3 June 2019 with anticipated interview during the week of the 17 June 2019.

For an informal chat or for more information please contact Jane Moncrieff, janemoncrieff@triathlonscotland.org, 07961910337.

Triathlon Scotland is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all. We aim to have a diverse workforce and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons. We will not discriminate on the grounds of gender, gender identity, race, disability, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, marriage and civil partnerships, pregnancy and maternity.

Please note:

This vacancy is not open to anyone who has been disqualified from holding a Directorship in a Limited Company.

Date published: 07 May 2019
Date updated: 07 May 2019

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