REGIONAL SHINTY DEVELOPMENT OFFICER – NORTH. Temporary post: Maternity Cover starting in January 2020


Temporary post: Maternity Cover starting in January 2020

  • Location: Camanachd Association Office, Inverness
  • Salary: £20,000 - £23,000 (subject to experience and qualifications)

·        Hours: 37.5 per week with a flexible work pattern

The Camanachd Association is the Governing Body for the sport of shinty and is committed to the promotion of equality of opportunity. It intends that no job applicant or employee shall receive less favourable treatment because of sex, marital or family status, age, ethnic origin, disability, race, colour, nationality, religion or belief, sexual orientation, or any other non-job related factor. Through our Equal Opportunities Policy and its implementation, the Camanachd Association seeks to ensure that the talents and skills of its employees are utilised to the full, to the benefit of the organisation and its employees.

The Association, in partnership with sportscotland, wish to appoint, on a temporary basis to cover maternity leave, a Shinty Development Officer for the North region to lead the Association’s plan for the promotion and development of shinty in the area. This is an important role with a particular emphasis on Youth Development, Club & Volunteer Development and Coach Education. The successful applicant will work with partners to build on existing programmes and lead the development of a range of new initiatives to promote and develop the game.

The position requires the individual to work flexible hours, with extensive travel throughout the area. An insured vehicle is provided. Partnership working is essential to success, in particular with the local shinty clubs, the Active schools network, Primary and Secondary schools, plus Local Authorities and Leisure Trusts

This is a challenging role that would suit an individual with a strong “can do” approach to their work, a good understanding of the challenges and solutions to sports development and a passion for sports participation. The successful candidate will require excellent communication skills, be a good organiser and have a successful track record of managing teams and developing partnerships.

The detailed Job Description, including Person Specification, can be downloaded here or requested from the Camanachd Association office on 01463 715931.

Interested individuals should submit a CV and covering letter detailing why they would like to be considered for the position and addressing the areas outlined in the Job Description and Person Specification. Closing date for applications is 9am on Monday 2nd December 2019. Interviews will be held on Tuesday 17th December in Inverness.

Completed applications should be marked ‘Private & Confidential’ and sent to:

Graham Cormack, National Development Manager: 01463 715931 The Camanachd Association, Alton House, 4 Ballifeary Road, Inverness, IV3 5PJ.

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