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Scottish Rowing Director of Corporate Governance

Posted: January 17, 2016

Scottish Rowing
Director of Corporate Governance
Voluntary Position

The Role
Scottish Rowing is the Governing Body for rowing in Scotland.  It promotes participation in rowing by both men and women, at every age and level of ability from novice to elite.  Scottish Rowing is now seeking to appoint a Director with responsibility for Corporate Governance to join its voluntary Board of Directors.  This is an exciting opportunity for the right person to get involved in shaping the future of rowing in Scotland.

The Board meets up to eight times each year including the AGM and planning days.  The successful candidate should also expect to commit up to 2-3 hours per month for communication with the Chief Operating Officer and other staff as required.

The post is accountable to the membership of Scottish Rowing through the Board of Directors, with a direct report to the President of Scottish Rowing as required.

The term of office for this post is three years.

Key Responsibilities:
a. Help define and ensure compliance with Scottish Rowing’s Values, Objectives and Strategy.

b. Work with the Chief Operating Officer to provide the Board with appropriate advice and information on all relevant matters to enable it to fulfil its corporate governance responsibilities including the Companies Act, Data Protection, Human Resources, Health and Safety, Child Protection and financial compliance.

c. Work with the Chief Operating Officer to ensure expenditure is controlled in line with budgets.

d. Ensure that Scottish Rowing’s affairs are conducted lawfully and in accordance with accredited standards of performance and propriety.

e. Liaise with external partners where necessary to ensure financial and legal matters are handled appropriately.

Duties Involved
a. Form such sub-committees and/or working groups as required.

b. Chair all such sub-committee meetings and involve appropriate staff as and when required

c. Liaise regularly with the President, the Chief Operating Officer, the Administrator and other staff as and when required.

d. Participate in Board Meetings.

Candidate Specification:
• Experience as a Director, Trustee or Committee Member in either commercial, voluntary or public sector context is desirable.

• Demonstrable experience of Corporate Governance, ideally with a legal or HR background.

• Significant experience of operating at a senior level in a strategic capacity.

• Sound working knowledge of sport and the public and private sectors.

• Ability to build and maintain strong, transparent relationships with key stakeholders.

• Ability to support, challenge and manage a relationship with other Board Members.

How to Apply
Scottish Rowing is committed to appointing solely on the basis of candidates’ ability to do the job for which they are being recruited, and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

To apply:  a completed application form, equality monitoring form and covering letter should be sent, marked Private and Confidential to Carol Ann Ellis, Scottish Rowing Centre, 366 Hamilton Road, Motherwell ML1 3ED or alternatively by email office@scottish-rowing.org.uk.

Closing date for receipt of applications: 12 noon, Friday 10th February 2017.  Interviews will be held in Edinburgh or Glasgow by arrangement.


For further information about Scottish Rowing please visit our website: www.scottish-rowing.org.uk

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