Athlete Director - CGS Board

September 12, 2023

We’re looking for an Athlete Director who is passionate about Scottish sport, Team Scotland and the Commonwealth Games movement to play a central role in the governance and decision-making of the organisation, shape our strategy and represent athlete interests in CGS policies and programmes.

We really value having positive athlete input and experience at the centre of what we do, which is why the role of Athlete Director is so important. While we face uncertainty over host nations over the coming cycles as we approach the Games centenary in 2030, we see a healthy and successful future for the Games and know that Scotland and its athletes will have a key part to play in delivering this vision.

The role requires a strong leader with good communication skills, the ability to work collectively with key stakeholder groups and an understanding of commitment to Board decision-making. ​You will also need to have empathy for, and understanding of, the needs of high-performance athletes from across our member sports. ​You will learn new skills and also be charged with recruiting and leading an Athlete Advisory Panel to support your efforts in representing the collective interests of a wide range of athletes.

To apply for the position, you must be a current or retired athlete who competed for Team Scotland at either the Gold Coast 2018 or the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games. 

Find out more about the role and application process by downloading the recruitment pack on our vacancies page.

To apply for this role, please email with your CV and supporting information (e.g. cover letter, video, voice note), demonstrating how you will impact positively on CGS as Athlete Director. ​

Closing date for applications is midday on Monday 18th September. ​

Shortlisted candidates will be invited for an in-person interview in Stirling, with interviews expected to take place w/c 2nd October. ​

The successful candidate will be invited to join the next CGS Board meeting on 9th November 2023. ​

Any enquiries regarding the role should be sent to Jon Doig, CEO:, 01786 466 480

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