Posted: 29 October 2015

sportscotland - Chair

Job Type:
Around 6.5 days per month on Board business including attending events
gross daily rate of £230 per day (non-pensionable)
Closing date:
20 November 2015
Interview date:
17 December 2015

Do you want to put sport at the heart of Scottish society?

Scottish Ministers want to appoint a new Chair to lead thesportscotland Board.

We want to hear from people who have a passion for sport for this significant appointment, which comes at an exciting time for sport in Scotland, as we continue to build on the legacy of the London 2012 and Glasgow 2014 Games. If you would like to contribute to building a world class sporting system for everyone in Scotland and you have what it takes to fulfil this rewarding and challenging role, we would like to hear from you.

You must be able to demonstrate the following personal qualities, skills and experience:

  • Passion for sport and in particular promoting equality and social change through sport
  • The capacity to work effectively across sectors, beyond the boundaries of sport
  • Managing performance and governance
  • Leading the Board and the organisation

Full details of the criteria to be met for the position are contained in the person specification, which forms part of the application pack.

Applications are invited from a wide range of people who have an interest in public service and are committed to the work ofsportscotland.

Scottish Ministers welcome applications from groups currently under-represented on Scotland’s public bodies, such as women, disabled people, ethnic minorities and people aged under 50.

Remuneration: The Chair appointment is remunerated at the gross daily rate of £230 per day (non-pensionable). You will also receive reimbursement for reasonable travel expenses and reasonable childcare/carer costs incurred whilst undertaking Board duties.

Time commitment: At present the anticipated time commitment for the Chair is around 6.5 days per month on Board business including attending events. There will also be periods when pressure of business will require additional time.

Appointment details: Scottish Ministers determine the length of appointments for Board appointments. Appointments are normally for a four year term, with the possibility of re-appointment appointment up to a maximum combined length of eight years. The current Chair, Louise Martin, is standing down after an eight year term in May 2016..

Location: sportscotland’s Head Office is based in Glasgow, with other main offices in Edinburgh and Stirling. The Chair has the use of an office at our Glasgow and Edinburgh offices. Board meetings can alternate between sites, with occasional meetings held in other locations across Scotland. The Chair will also attend sporting and sports related events held across the country.

Interviews: It is expected that interviews will be held on Thursday 17 December 2015 in Edinburgh. Please ensure that you can attend on this date as we are unable to offer alternatives.

Further information: If you would like to find out more about the role, please contact Stuart Ogg, Director of Corporate Services,sportscotland on 0141 534 6540, or by emailing

For full information on the appointment, please read the Applicant Information Pack 

Applicants are asked to apply online  

If you experience any difficulties accessing our website, or in the event that you require a word version of the application form, please contact the Public Appointments Team on (Freephone) 0300 244 1898 or fax on 0131 244 3833, by email at, or by writing to the Public Appointments Team, Scottish Government, E1 Spur, Saughton House, Broomhouse Drive, Edinburgh EH11 3XD.

Completed applications must be received on or before Friday 20th November 2015.

Appointments to the sportscotland Board are regulated by the Commissioner for Ethical Standards in Public Life in Scotland.

Appointed on merit; committed to diversity and equality.