Scottish Rugby are recruiting an Independent Non-Executive Director

Applications close tomorrow

SRU Board
SCOTTISH RUGBY are in the process of recruiting an Independent Non-Executive Director to sit on the Board. The SRU Board - ***Image courtesy: SRU***

SCOTTISH RUGBY are in the process of recruiting an Independent Non-Executive Director to sit on the Board, with applications closing tomorrow (Friday 22nd June). The appointment is believed to be as a replacement for former Scotland and Lions prop Ian McLauchlan, who is stepping down after serving his constitutional maximum of two terms on the Board since July 2012. 

According to the job specification – which is hard to find on the SRU’s website but can be viewed by clicking HERE – the main duties of the Independent Non-Executive Director will be:

  • To contribute to the effective monitoring of strategic objectives and provide informed challenge and debate in relation to all aspects of Scottish Rugby’s activity
  • To advise, guide, challenge and support the executive team;
  • To act as an ambassador for Scottish Rugby
  • To attend Board meetings a full member of the Board and sit on one or more Board committees

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The ideal candidate will:

  • Be truly exceptional, bringing huge credibility, excellence and achievement from their chosen field, most likely within a business or high performance sporting context, and ideally an empathy with the game of Rugby
  • Have extensive experience of leading an organisation that has delivered sustained success through innovation and progressive thinking
  • Have well-developed influencing and communication skills, including the ability to communicate effectively across complex and wide-ranging stakeholder groups
  • Have demonstrable experience of resolving complex business issues, through applying a well-honed intellect, demonstrating clarity of thought and the ability to ensure focus of action

The terms of the appointments and time commitments are:

  • Approximately 20-25 days per year, including attendance at rugby matches (most home international matches are expected and directors are also invited to attend away international matches)

The 2018 Board diary has:

  • Seven Board meetings (afternoons but with mornings set aside for Committees)
  • One full-day Joint Session with the Council
  • One full-day strategy meeting
  • AGM

Those wishing to apply for this position should send a letter of application highlighting their motivation for the post and relevant experience, plus an up to date curriculum vitae, to executive search firm Odgers and Berndston. The preferred method of application is online at www.odgers.com.

Email addresses of relevant staff at Odgers and Berndston are also provided.


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