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Head of Marketing

Scottish Swimming

As the national governing body for swimming in Scotland, Scottish Swimming represents our clubs, swim schools, aquatic disciplines, and thousands of talented and committed volunteers across the entire swimmer pathway from development and healthy living through to performance.

22 May 2023
Full Time
Closing date
8 Jun 2023


Salary circa £38k plus 6% pension

Hybrid working

Following the successful delivery of the previous strategy, Scottish Swimming is recruiting for a Head of Marketing to help drive forward the delivery of our new Corporate Plan and showcase the value of swimming and swimming pools across Scotland.

Success in the aquatic sports of swimming, para-swimming, diving, water polo, artistic swimming, masters swimming and open water swimming relies on having the right people, partnerships, programmes and places to enable us to achieve our vision that everyone can swim. Our ambition is to achieve four vital aims: More swimmers, Stronger clubs, Supporting athletes and Active communities.

Based at the University of Stirling campus, Scottish Swimming is one of the leading sports organisations in Scotland. As part of the Senior Management Team, the Head of Marketing will provide leadership, motivation and vision to the marketing team, inspiring them to achieve further success in showcasing our sports and brand through events, communications and digital media. As Head of Marketing, you will be the strategic lead on all marketing, campaigns, and sponsorship activity, working with key partners, including Swim England, Swim Wales, British Swimming, sportscotland, investment partners and athlete ambassadors, attending conferences, networking events and Board Meetings, as required.

Your strategic planning, communication and leadership skills will be vital, as you work closely with key groups to deliver success and help inspire our members and partners in the development of our sports, resulting in more people taking part and reaching their full potential.

Key Functions:

  • To create and proactively implement an aspirational strategy to position Scottish Swimming as a trusted brand for aquatics in Scotland across all major target groups
  • Be responsible for the strategic planning, content and delivery of Scottish Swimming’s marketing strategy
  • Lead on the development of creative and innovative video and design content working with agencies and the marketing team to showcase Scottish Swimming

In return you will be offered an attractive salary, including contributory pension, as well as being part of a supportive and enthusiastic team who aim to ensure that Scottish Swimming continues to lead the way within Scottish sport.

Scottish Swimming has a set of values that are visible on our website, ingrained in the business, and those we actively seek out in job candidates. We are dedicated to hiring people who can perform the tasks for which they are being recruited. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply, regardless of any protected characteristics.

Organisation: Scottish Swimming

Location: University of Stirling Sport Offices/Hybrid

Job Type: Full-Time

Salary: circa £38k plus 6% pension

The Application Process

Applications should include a cover letter addressing your fit with the role and with Scottish Swimming, along with a full CV. Please note that links to Linked in or other external platforms will not be accepted as a substitute CV.

Please click 'Apply Now' to email your CV and cover letter by the closing date to our recruitment team.

For an informal discussion please contact Elaine Mackenzie, Director of Services on 07713 245734. For further information including the job description please see the attachments. For more information about Scottish Swimming please visit the Scottish Swimming website at www.scottishswimming.com.

All applications will be acknowledged.

Applications received after the closing date cannot be considered.

Closing Date: Thursday 8th June 2023 at midday

Interviews: Monday 19th June

Additional Information

Full Time
Job Type
Governing Body Role
Marketing & Communications
Salary information
from £38,000

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