On Board for Sport

This area highlights the opportunities available within our member organisations to volunteer as a Director/Member on their Boards/Committees. These vacancies are often targeted for skills-based Directors and/or individuals who are independent of the Scottish Governing Body.  Increasing the diversity of board members is a key ambition.

Board vacancies present excellent opportunities for the development of new/existing skills, meeting new people, new networks and an unrivalled CPD opportunity to make a genuine difference to sport in Scotland. Each vacancy highlights the benefits of and requirements for each post and it should be noted that a detailed knowledge of the specific sport is often not necessary.

To advertise your Governing Body vacancy on this page fill in the following form and email to admin@thessa.org.uk

Board Vacancy Description Template

If you are interested in becoming a board member with an SGB and would like to be added to our specific 'On Board for Sport Mailing' list to be kept informed of opportunities please submit your contact details using our Mailing List Sign Up Form.

Mountaineering Scotland - 3x Directors

Mountaineering Scotland is a membership organisation with over 14,000 members including 163 clubs and is the only recognised representative organisation for hill walkers, climbers, mountaineers and ski-tourers who live in Scotland or who enjoy Scotland’s mountains, and acts to represent, support and promote Scottish mountaineering.

We are seeking new directors to join our board at this exciting time to be involved in shaping the future of the organisation as we look to develop a new strategic plan to take the organisation forward from 2021.

  • Director of Finance/Treasurer
  • Director for Landscape and Planning
  • Director for Governance, HR and Equalities

Closing date: Monday 21 September 2020 at close of business.


Scottish Sports Association - Board and Director vacancies

Especially at this time, sport needs a strong and united presence. The Scottish Sports Association (SSA) is independent of government and works to represent and support Scottish Governing Bodies (SGBs) of sport. The governing bodies of sport are responsible for the governance, development and delivery of their individual sports and provide a formal structure for the 900,000 sports men and women who are members of one of Scotland’s 13,000 sports clubs. 

This vacancy is for up to two Directors (one as Vice Chairperson) and up to two co-opted Board members on the SSA Board.

Closing date: 5th October 2020


Triathlon Scotland - Finance Director

Finance Director - Independent Non-Executive Board Position, Voluntary Role

We currently have an exciting opportunity for an Independent Non-Executive Finance Director to join our Board. We believe that triathlon is a sport for all; it is important to us that we have a strong financial infrastructure in place to ensure that our sport is well funded and accessible to all.

Closing date: Monday 5 October 2020 at 12noon.