Badminton Scotland is the governing body for the sport of badminton in Scotland. It aims to govern, encourage and develop the sport for all throughout the country.
Badminton Scotland is looking to recruit an inspiring strategic leader as Chair of the Board. This is an exciting opportunity to lead the transformation of Badminton Scotland through our next phase of development.
The main purpose of the role is to provide leadership to Badminton Scotland to deliver its strategic priorities over the next 4-year cycle and oversee the implementation of the agreed strategy and business plan.
The senior leadership team is led by the CEO and is responsible for the day to day running of the business. The chairperson provides the link between the Badminton Scotland Board/membership and the leadership team and works closely with the CEO to implement and evolve the overall strategy for Badminton Scotland.
Badminton is the second biggest participation sport in the world, and we already have well over 150,000 people regularly participating in Scotland. With a global fan base of 735 million the sport enjoys significant global exposure, and we want to raise awareness of this and support in Scotland. Our vision is to make Badminton the biggest participation sport in Scotland.
We are currently focused on increasing our active membership by supporting the development of our clubs and creating a stronger connection to recreational participants and non-competitive players.
Badminton is a very accessible and inclusive sport with strong female participation, engagement within minority ethnic groups, and is played in every community across the whole of Scotland. We have the strongest group of performance athletes that we have ever had with 7 players in the world top 30 or above in their disciplines and were recently placed 5th in Europe.
With this strong base we are in a good position to grow membership and the connection with recreational players.
The main purpose of the role is to provide leadership to Badminton Scotland to deliver its strategic priorities over the next 4-year cycle and oversee the implementation of the agreed strategy and business plan. The senior leadership team is led by the CEO and is responsible for the day to day running of the business.
We welcome applications from people of all backgrounds and communities to ensure that Badminton Scotland represents everyone involved in our sport.
If you have any questions about the role, the candidate pack or Badminton Scotland please contact Keith Russell (CEO) at [email protected] or call 07852 235276.
To apply, please click 'Apply Now' to submit your CV and covering letter to our recruitment team.
The closing date for application is Sunday 26 March – interviews will be week commencing 3 April 2023.
Badminton is already a very inclusive sport played by all communities across Scotland. We are committed to EDI, and we recognise that we need to continue to do more to ensure that as a sport we are recognised for this, and it becomes an underpinning characteristic across the whole sport. The Chair will play a central part to ensure that we deliver on this as an organisation and a sport.