Scottish Target Shooting - Chair

Scottish Target Shooting (STS) is a unified governing body created in 2016 to help develop the sport of target shooting in Scotland. As a new governing body, STS is looking to have a positive impact on clubs and help individuals of all abilities, across all the various disciplines of the sport.

Having just completed its last 4 year investment cycle this is an exciting time for the new Chair to lead the organisation through the next 4 year cycle implementing STS's new strategic plan, focusing on supporting and growing the different varieties of target shooting from the grassroots up to Commonwealth and Olympic Games level.

Closing date: Friday 31 May 2019 

This Non-Executive Director role will hold a term of office of 4 Years to 2023 (Maximum of 8 Years to 2027, see below), and will sit upon the Board of Directors (chair) and ex-officio on all Working Groups (member).

The Chair of the STS Board will lead the Board in fulfilling its strategic direction, governance and leadership responsibilities. The Chair of the STS Board will manage senior staff to achieve the overall strategic and company objectives.

The successful candidate will be asked to drive the following areas, supported by their fellow directors on the Board and senior staff:

  • Provide strategic leadership in the development of STS’s mission, vision, values and strategic plan

  • Acting as a lead figure for and represent STS at various formal and informal functions and meetings

  • Ensure effective and efficient operation of the Board in fulfilling its legal and governance obligations

  • Support and manage the performance of senior staff against agreed objectives, including an annual appraisal

  • Forge partnerships with relevant agencies

  • Understand the views of the membership directly and through fellow directors and staff

  • Set the agenda, chair and plan the annual cycle of Board meetings

  • Monitor that decisions taken at meetings are implemented

  • Work with senior staff to keep an overview of the company’s affairs, provide support as appropriate and develop the Board

  • Facilitate organisational change and development

  • Sit on appointment, grievance and disciplinary panels as appropriate


Applicants are not expected to fulfil all the criteria but should be able to demonstrate the majority of the following:

 Knowledge & Experience:

  • Experience of governance at either Board or executive level

  • Experience of working in or with the Voluntary Sector

  • Experience in developing strategy and managing staff

  • Corporate and political networking and relationship building


  • Ability to provide direction, leadership and a strategic vision

  • Good diplomatic and ambassadorial skills

  • Ability to negotiate, influence and convince

  • An excellent communicator

Personal Qualities:

  • Promote and uphold high standards of integrity

  • Support other Directors in their leadership of STS while monitoring their own conduct

  • Question intelligently, debate constructively, challenge rigorously and decide dispassionately

  • Listen sensitively to the views of others

For further information on the role, and for details on how to apply for the position, please visit: 

Closing date: Friday 31 May 2019