Vacancy on SWF board

ROLE TITLE: Strong Quality Growth Director – voluntary position





 An exciting opportunity has emerged to join the Scottish Women’s Football board at what is a pivotal time for the growth of women’s and girls’ football in Scotland.  We are looking for Strong Quality Growth Director who has a track record in sport with specific knowledge and expertise in football.  They must have excellent communication skills, have an ability to think creatively and strategically, be able to contribute constructively, and be passionate and dedicated to the growth of women’s and girls’ football.

While previous experience of being involved within a Board or having experience of being a non-executive director, is not essential it would be desirable.

This is an important role for SWF with the post-holder working closely with the Chair of SWF along with other Non-Exec Directors.  They will also work closely with the CEO and the Competitions and Operations Manager.  The post holder will help guide and steer the successful growth of the youth game, drawing from their expertise and will bring essential football knowledge and understanding to the board. This post will be of interest to those looking to create a lasting and impactful legacy for young players in our sport and provides the chance to help ensure that football is the best it can be for girls across Scotland.



The role of the SWF Strong Quality Growth Director is to set strategy for the youth and development side of the sport and to help take key decisions for the good of football.  The youth game is growing all the time and boasts some of SWF’s largest competitions.


Main Responsibilities:

  • Chairing the Strong Quality Growth Committee
  • Strategically driving forward the areas of the game falling within the responsibility of the Strong Quality Growth Committee
  • Developing standard approaches towards league management to support and develop Regional LMCs and League Administrators
  • Supporting the management of under/overage player dispensation process
  • Upholding the core purpose and values of the SWF


Key Competencies:

We are looking for an individual with a proven track record within football that can draw from that experience and use it to create excellent opportunities for girls and women.  We also want to hear from candidates with experience of working with young people and their wellbeing needs.

We operate according the following eight principles:

SWF Operates according to the following principles: Fair; Equitable; Ambitious; Agile; People-led; Transparent; Outward-looking; and Values-driven


To deliver on our ambitions and in according to our principles, we are looking for the following competencies in our new Director:


Is willing to contribute and help steer the creation of a compelling vision for the future and support the development of key indicators to determine success


Demonstrates clarity of purpose and direction and is able to inspire and motivate staff and volunteers

Makes things happen

Is outcome focused and results driven that contribute towards the successful deliver of SWF’s strategy and operational objectives.

Communicates with purpose

Purposely and persuasively communicates with others to achieve support, buy-in and enhance effective business relationships.

Excellent decision making

Makes intelligent timely decisions and judgements that support SWF’s strategic intent in relation to all stakeholders.

Customer focussed

Clearly demonstrates the importance of customer engagement and service excellence to both internal and external customers delivering positive outcomes in support of the business.



Closing date: 5pm 30th November


Please apply by sending in your CV and role specific covering letter detailing at least two references and with the term “SQG Director” in the subject line FAO Aileen Campbell to:

Due to the high number of anticipated applicants, it will not be possible to get back to everyone to let them know if they will be invited to interview. All successful applicants will be contacted within two weeks of the closing date.

SWF is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from suitably qualified persons regardless of age, gender, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marital or civil partnership status, race, colour, ethnic or national origin, pregnancy, maternity or disability.

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