Central Belt of Scotland
Circa £60,000
14 Mar 2017
03 Apr 2017
Full Time
Contract Type

Scotland is sitting on a ticking time bomb of obesity. 65% adults are overweight and 28% are obese. 30% of children are overweight and 17% are at risk of obesity.

And yet, all around us are opportunities to take part in sport which could help us all to live healthier, happier and longer lives. The Observatory for Sport in Scotland (OSS) is a new charity which has been set up to prove that sport has a powerful part to play in combatting this epidemic. OSS’s mission is to challenge the status quo and provide statistical evidence of how sport through each decade of our lives, can be life transforming. The charity will gather all international research into this area and conduct its own to establish the true value of sport for young and old alike and assess how it’s being promoted and financed in Scotland.

Could you be the person to be their new Director and lead the charge?

Are you passionate about the importance of sport to each and every one of us, interested in academic research as a way of influencing and persuading others and utterly committed to combatting Scotland’s appalling health record? Do you have a university degree and strong income generating experience? Are you a natural leader, driven, resourceful, tenacious and resilient as well as a supremely good communicator? If so, then this opportunity could be the most rewarding job you’ve ever had.


How to apply: 

If you, or anyone that you know, would like to find out more about this role, please email for a full information pack prior to making your application.

Closing Date: Noon, Monday 3rd April 2017

Interview Date: Thursday 13th April 2017 in Edinburgh

This search is being conducted exclusively on behalf of Observatory for Sport in Scotland by BTA. Our leadership team have all worked in the voluntary sector and we use this experience to match organisations and individuals to create great appointments.