Full time permanent post.

  • Contract type: Full-time, Permanent
  • Salary: £25500 (circa) per annum, dependent on skills and relevant experience
  • Location: Camanachd Association, Inverness (Hybrid working after probationary period)
  • Hours: 37.5 hours per week with a flexible work pattern
  • Additional Benefits: Work Van + Pension contribution

The Camanachd Association is the Governing Body for shinty and our objective is to protect and enhance shinty as a vibrant and integral part of Scottish life. As part of that vision the post holder will be responsible for working with local partners to grow the game of shinty. Ensuring our values, our operating principles, equality and inclusion are at the heart of that work continues to be a core aspect of our role. If you are interested and passionate about making a difference, if you are keen to support local communities enhancing the opportunities available in shinty then we want to hear from you.

The Camanachd Association, in partnership with sportscotland are seeking to recruit a Development and Welfare Officer to effectively manage the recruitment and retention of volunteers nationally as well as provide expert support, advice and assistance to staff, volunteers, committees, members and affiliated clubs regarding all measures relating to Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG), wider welfare and Child Wellbeing and Protection in Sport (CWPS). This is an exciting opportunity for a dedicated individual who enjoys working within a sporting environment and as part of an enthusiastic and professional team. The role will also lead the Association’s development plan for shinty and play a role in equality. This is an important role with a particular emphasis on growth in participation through club & volunteer support. The successful applicant will work with partners to build on existing programmes and lead the development of a range of new initiatives to promote and develop the game.

The position requires the individual to work flexible hours, with travel required throughout the region. Partnership working is essential to success, in particular with the local shinty clubs, the Active School’s network, primary and secondary schools, community planning partnerships plus local authorities and Leisure Trusts.

This is a challenging role that would suit an individual with a “can do” approach to their work, a good understanding of the challenges and solutions to sports development and a passion for sports participation. The successful candidate will require excellent organisation, attention to detail, communication skills and must also be able to demonstrate success in project delivery, attention to detail and managing projects through to completion.

The detailed Job Description, including Person Specification, can be downloaded below.

Job Description and Person Spec

Interested individuals should submit a CV including two references and covering letter to detailing why they would like to be considered for the position in relation to the job description, person specification and our strategic priorities. Closing date for applications is noon on Monday 6th February. 

The Camanachd Association are committed to the promotion of equality of opportunity. It intends that no job applicant or employee shall receive less favourable treatment because of sex, marital or family status, age, ethnic origin, disability, race, colour, nationality, religion or belief, sexual orientation, or any other non-job-related factor. Through our Equal Opportunities Policy and its implementation, the Camanachd Association seeks to ensure that the talents and skills of its employees are utilised to the full, to the benefit of the organisation and its employees. Completed applications should be marked ‘Private & Confidential’ with the role you are applying for clearly marked. Please send to: Deborah MacPherson, Finance and Admin Manager: 01463 715931 or to The Camanachd Association, PO Box 5805, INVERNESS. IV1 9FX

If you have any queries about either of the two roles please contact Ronald Ross via email on or via telephone on 07718630563 from the 9th January.

Equal opportunities monitoring survey form 2022

  • Closing Date: Monday 6th February – Noon.

This post is part funded by the national agency for sport – sportscotland