Formed in 1975, the Scottish Surfing Federation (SSF) is the governing body for the sport of surfing in Scotland and its respective disciplines (bodysurf, bodyboard, shortboard, longboard, SUP, para surfing). The SSF is recognised by SportScotland, the European Surfing Federation (ESF) and the International Surfing Association (ISA).
In 2022 the SSF transitioned from a predominately volunteer led organisation towards having its first paid staff. Today it currently works a mixed staffing/ volunteer model. Further to this over the last decade Wavepool technology has progressed significantly. The Lost Shore Resort, a 56 million GBP development, is an inland wave facility which is currently being built within 3 miles of Edinburgh International Airport. It is the largest sporting project in Scotland since the development of the Commonwealth arena and Chris Hoy Stadium in 2012 and now due to open in 2024.
Over the last decade the SSF has transformed the sport in Scotland supporting the regional surf clubs, surf schools, surf businesses and uniting the Scottish surfing community. It supports, organises and creates a number of high profile events across Scotland supporting grassroots participation through to delivering a high performance pathways.
With surfing now an Olympic sport which is rapidly growing and Scotland’s first inland surfing destination in the pipeline, there has never been a more exciting time to be involved in Scottish surfing.
The Lost Shore Surf Resort is due to open in 2024 and will be the best inland wave facility in Northern Europe upon opening it will undoubtedly be transformational for the sport in Scotland. As well as helping raise performance and safe participation, it is also recognised that the Lost Shore Resort will offer a fantastic environment for positive social change.
The Board of Directors have identified the need to enhance the skills and experience within the existing Board, to build on the progress of recent years.
A job description can be found by clicking on the link to the recruitment pack below.
The role is an exciting opportunity for an individual with a strong financial background to come onto the SSF Board of Directors as the SSF Financial Director, working together with the board on financial plans and budgets and supporting the SSF board and executive in financial reporting and organisation.
Position Title: Finance Director
Salary – Voluntary with reasonable expenses paid.
Location – Scotland
Closing date – TBC
The Board meets formally a minimum of four times per year either in person or remotely and as necessary from time to time. There is an expectation that Board members will also support specific projects or be members of one or more sub-committees as well as attending the occasional surfing event.
Applications should be made by email to email@example.com and include a CV and cover letter. Shortlisted candidates will be invited for an online interview.