Job Description

Exciting new role as part of the senior leadership team.

Scottish Gymnastics is the governing body responsible for all levels of gymnastics activity throughout Scotland. We are a close-knit team on a journey to becoming a world-class governing body for our members and partners and we are looking for like-minded people who will help us on the way.

We believe safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility with Scottish Gymnastics taking the lead in ensuring the wellbeing of all our members.  We are committed to making sure everyone can learn and enjoy gymnastics in a positive, safe and healthy environment.

This new role has overall responsibility for driving and delivering Scottish Gymnastics’ child protection and safeguarding activities, working with all areas of the organisation to ensure the wellbeing and the safety of the children and young people in our clubs is at the centre of all that we do and to ensure compliance is built in throughout our sport.

The successful candidate will be highly motivated, and come with experience working in a statutory body, bringing operational and management experience within a safeguarding environment, dealing with child protection issues and be able to use this to create and deliver the safeguarding strategic plan.

The role requires candidates to work with all areas of the organisation, whilst leading and supporting the safeguarding team. The role requires candidates to be able to influence and develop strong, effective working relationships with Scottish Gymnastics clubs, members, and key partners.

Candidates will require strong interpersonal skills, positive attitude, and the ability to work on their own initiative. Candidates will need sound knowledge of safeguarding legislation, policy, procedure, and best practice guidance.

If you would like an informal chat about the role, please contact chief executive officer Doc McKelvey on or 07500 049 603.

If you think you are right for Scottish Gymnastics and this role excites you, please send us a letter of application, with a CV to the HR department, by email to to arrive no later than 5pm on Friday 4 June. Interviews will be held via Teams in mid-June.

Scottish Gymnastics is an equal opportunities employer and aims to provide a working environment free from any form of harassment, intimidation, victimisation, or unjustifiable discrimination. We aim to ensure that no job applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of discrimination. All appointments are made purely based on merit and ability.


Please see the link attached for full information: Head of Wellbeing and Protection: Scottish Gymnastics (