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Part-Time Finance Officer – Accounts Receivable

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.

9 May 2024
Part Time
Closing date
24 May 2024


1.1 Scottish Amateur Swimming Association Limited (t/a Scottish Swimming) is the Governing Body for Swimming, Diving, High Diving, Masters Swimming, Open Water Swimming, Artistic Swimming and Water Polo. Swimming is a sport for everyone and we are committed to developing the sport in an inclusive, equitable and fair way.

Our Vision is: Everyone can Swim!

Our Mission is: To inspire our members and partners in the development of aquatics, providing leadership and expert support, resulting in more people taking part and reaching their full potential.

Our Strategic Objectives are:

  • To increase the number of people of all ages and abilities participating in swimming for health, fitness and fun.
  • To support and develop stronger, more sustainable clubs that will provide increased and quality opportunities for people to participate at all levels.
  • To enhance the aquatic pathway, ensuring high performance results through effective athlete development and quality coaching.


2.1 Scottish Swimming has a governance structure which includes a Council elected from our membership and headed by our President and a Board appointed on a skills base, led by our Chair. In addition, there are a number of committees including:

  • Swimming
  • Diving
  • Water Polo
  • Masters
  • Open Water
  • Artistic Swimming
  • Technical Officials
  • Editorial Board
  • Audit & Risk Committee

The organisation is structured into two core teams: Aquatics and Services. The Aquatics team work together in three main functional areas of More Swimmers; Stronger Clubs and Supporting Athletes. The Director of Aquatics Development manages the More Swimmers and Stronger Clubs Teams. The CEO, Director of Services, Finance Manager, Head of Marketing and National Coach make up the management team. The company currently employs 32 full-time and 3 part-time staff. The current staffing structure is found within the application pack.

Scottish Swimming boasts a modern, forward-thinking culture. We engage with our team to develop our “way of working” including clear direction, flexibility, responsibility, teamwork and trust. Being creative, we can often deliver a superior service for our partners and customers while providing our staff with a flexible and rewarding experience. Overall, the culture reflects a warm and supportive environment which also provides challenge.

3.0 Our Member and Partners

3.1 Our membership

We have circa 22,000 members including athletes, teachers, coaches, and volunteers.

We have 152 clubs which vary in size from 8 to 657 members.

We have a number of affiliated swim schools, which offer organised learn to swim opportunities and these vary in size from a small number to over 5,000 customers.

There are member clubs and swim schools across all parts of Scotland.

Our partnerships

  • Key partners include sportscotland, the Scottish Government, Local Authorities, Leisure Trusts, British Swimming, Commonwealth Games Scotland, Scottish Water and Scottish Disability Sport.
  • Critical to our sport are the partnerships with pool operators and owners.
  • Through strong partnerships, Scottish Swimming can support operators and members to maximise pool usage and ensure good links between Learn to swim and Club swimming.


4.1 The successful candidate will have a base at our headquarters at Sports Facility, University of Stirling, Stirling, FK9 4LA.

4.2 This post is offered on a permanent contract.

  1. Scottish Swimming operates a full disciplinary procedure.


Starting salary will be £24k (pro-rata) plus 6% pension and following a successful probationary period will move to £26k (pro-rata) in year 2 and £28k (pro-rata) in year 3.


The annual leave entitlement is 30 days (pro-rata) (with 3 of these being mandatory at Christmas to allow the office to close between Christmas and New Year) plus 8 public holidays (pro rata). Leave to be taken in agreement with the Finance Manager.


Scottish Swimming’s headquarters is based at the Sports Facility on the University of Stirling campus, 45 minutes north of both Edinburgh and Glasgow by road. The University is Scotland’s University of Sporting Excellence and is also home to the sportscotland Scottish Institute of Sport, Commonwealth Games Scotland offices, a number of other governing bodies and national training facilities.


8.1 Applications should include a covering letter addressing how the applicant’s skills and expertise fit with the job role and person specification, along with a full CV.

Please note:

  1. Links to other external sources such as LinkedIn will not be accepted as a substitute CV.
  2. If you cannot demonstrate how, you meet the essential criteria listed in the key functions section of the job advert/key task within the Job Description, your application will be automatically rejected.

Applications can be submitted by email by clicking 'Apply Now', by 12 noon on Friday 24th May.

Unfortunately, applications received after the closing date cannot be considered.

  1. All applications will be acknowledged.
  2. Interviews will take on Tuesday 4th June – please confirm your availability at time of application.
  3. For an informal discussion please contact Deborah McGinniss, Finance Manager on 07739 891707.

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