Help us help our sport: EDI Advisory Group Chair role

Tuesday 2nd July 2024

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Equality, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI)

Advisory Group Chair

(Voluntary role)

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scottishathletics is the national governing body for athletics in Scotland. Our vision is to give everyone in Scotland the opportunity to participate in athletics and running and to achieve their personal ambitions.

EDI is at the heart of the work that scottishathletics leads, and the organisation works closely with all stakeholders in athletics in Scotland, to continue improving diversity in the sport and to be reflective of Scottish society.

About the Role

Our commitment to EDI has already shown signs of success, and in 2019, we were successfully accredited with the Advanced level of the UK Equality Standard for Sport.

We are part of the new supportive programme, Moving to Inclusion – an initiative by all the UK Sports Councils to provide resources and support for sport and physical activity organisations, moving towards a more diverse, inclusive and socially responsible sector. The framework guides organisations on developing inclusive practice through self-reflection and continuous improvement.

As part of our ongoing work to uphold the principles and values of EDI, we are currently seeking a Chair for our EDI Advisory Group to assist us in leading the way.

The Group’s remit is to provide advice and guidance on all EDI matters, ensuring practical, strategic and operational support is sustained for the development and delivery of our Equality Action plan, in addition to supporting our Staff Equality Working Group and Board Members in relation to EDI.

The Chair of the EDI Advisory Group will lead the members in advising on all matters of EDI.

We are seeking expert candidates with significant knowledge or experience operating at a strategic level in either the private, public or third sectors; further information can be found within the Chair Role profiles.

It is envisaged an EDI Advisory Group Chair will serve for an initial period of two years, with the option to serve for a further two years if mutually agreed.

Meetings will take place online either during office hours or in the evenings, with a requirement for occasional additional visits, events and meetings.


The EDI Advisory Group is an independent advisory group established by scottishathletics, representing the Governing Body in relation to EDI.

Application Process

Applicants should apply by submitting a CV, a covering letter (addressing how the applicant’s skills and expertise fit with the job role and candidate specification) and the equal opportunities form, to

The closing date for applications is noon on Monday 8 July 2024, with interviews taking place the weeks commencing 29 July and 5 August, either online or at Caledonia House, South Gyle, Edinburgh.


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