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Scottish Golf is the governing body for the amateur game in Scotland, established in 2015 and serves to support a membership of almost 600 golf clubs located across almost every community in Scotland.

Our commitments to the game are to make golf Scotland’s game for everyone, where we inspire a nation to love the sport in all its forms and contribute to a healthier, inclusive and aspirational Scotland. As a member organisation our key focus is in providing quality support services to our member clubs to ensure they can prosper and to bring significant additional revenue from new sources for reinvestment and growth of the game nationwide.

Due to retiral by rotation of an existing Board Director we are currently seeking to recruit a non executive financial director. Our ideal candidate will be an experienced finance executive that can enhance the skill set of the current team of Directors, helping oversee the implementation of a vision and new era for the successful long-term growth of golf in Scotland.

The successful candidate will have a passion for golf, strong strategic and operational experience from their professional career and/or within the game. The individual will be forward thinking, self-motivated and highly driven to make a positive and meaningful contribution to the continued development of Scottish Golf. Previous Board experience and experience with working with different partners is essential.

If you have the appetite, passion and experience to be part of an exciting future for golf in Scotland, putting “participation for all” at the heart of what we are delivering across communities, then please get in touch. 

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About Scottish Golf

Scottish Golf is the national governing body for the sport of golf in Scotland. Based at the Home of Golf in St Andrews, we provide support to Scotland’s affiliated golf clubs, representing and adding value to around 180,000 golf club members.

Our role ranges from providing face-to-face support to our clubs, through to staging a series of national championships for golfers of all ages and abilities, while maintaining the handicap system to enable golfers of differing abilities, men and ladies alike, to compete on a fair and equitable basis.

We strive to promote, develop and govern golf for all generations and without barriers.  Supporting clubs to be more welcoming, open and inclusive with a view to increasing membership for all, with a particular emphasis on women and young people; provide the insights, tools and resources that help golf clubs embrace the needs of demographic change, digital transformation and influence cultural change; identify and secure new investment channels to reinvest in the evolution and growth of the game in Scotland.

Our Vision:

Scotland’s game for everyone

Our Mission:

To inspire a nation to love golf in all its forms and contribute to a healthier, inclusive and aspirational Scotland


To promote, develop and govern golf for all generations and without barriers

The Role




This is an interesting, challenging and exciting opportunity for a forward thinking, self-motivated and highly driven individual to join the Board and support the ongoing development and delivery of a clear vision and strategy for golf in Scotland.

Main Purpose of Job:

  1. To provide input to the board in their role of supporting delivery of the Scottish Golf Strategy and policy of the organisation
  2. To contribute through the Board to the achievement of the targets identified within the Scottish Golf Strategy
  3. To liaise with, as directed by the Chair, and support the Chief Executive in the achievement of the Scottish Golf Strategy
  4. To Chair the Scottish Golf Finance sub-committee
  5.  To deliver the annual financial report to the AGM

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

General Duties and Responsibilities:

To comply with all legislative requirements and company policies including but not limited to Health & Safety, Equality, Child Protection and confidentiality.

This list of specific and general duties and responsibilities is not exhaustive and may be subject to review and change.

The successful applicant will be able to demonstrate the following:

Key Competencies:


The position is non-executive and is not remunerated although out of pocket expenses will be reimbursed.

Documentation for download:

How to Apply

We trust that you have found the information on this site both useful and informative. For a confidential discussion please contact Donogh O’Brien on 0141 212 7555.

To apply, please send a comprehensive submission which should include:

These should be uploaded by CLICKING HERE

Applicants will be shortlisted for interview by matching the details given on their CV and supporting documents against the role description. We would therefore ask applicants to provide clear evidence to show how your experience, skills and knowledge match those requirements.

If you have any issues uploading your application please contact Katy Gall on 0141 212 7555.


Provided below is a note of the critical dates which will help you plan your diary:

Closing date Monday 30th September 2019
Longlist Interviews Thursday 24th October 2019
Shortlist Interviews November – date tbc