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  • DCDS Seeks new Chairperson

                 

    Dundee City Disability Sport: Chairperson

    Recruiting body: Dundee City Disability Sport

    Closing date: Monday 31 July 2017

     

    Dundee City Disability Sport (DCDS) is a voluntary sport group where the main aim is to lead in the development of sport for people with physical, sensory or learning disabilities in partnership with key local agencies in Dundee. DCDS is a member branch of Scottish Disability Sport (SDS) who are the governing body of sport for athletes and players with a physical, sensory or learning disability. DCDS achieved SDS Minimum Operating Requirements (MOR) which ensures all governance is up to date and appropriate. The committee of DCDS now wishes to appoint a new chair to lead the branch.

     

    Role Title – Chairperson (voluntary)

    Organisation – Dundee City Disability Sport(DCDS)

    Responsible to – Dundee City Disability Sport committee

    Location – Dundee

    Contract – This is a voluntary position. The chairperson is expected to attend branch meetings, held 6 times per year, club development steering group meetings and other branch events (as available). The Level of time commitment is flexible and will be tailored to suit the applicant’s current commitments and the needs of the branch.

    Term – Minimum 2 year (can be re-elected at annual AGM)

    SKILLS REQUIRED:

    •   Enthusiastic
    •   Well   organised
    •   Prepared   to make a regular time commitment
    •   To   become a PVG Scheme Member through SLDS
    •   Prepared   to make instant decisions when necessary
    •   Confident   at keeping order during meetings.

    MAIN DUTIES:

    1. To lead the trustee body in ensuring that it fulfils its responsibilities for the governance of the organisation by ensuring that the charity acts in accordance with its constitution and by managing its activities.
    2. DCDS to maintain SDS Minimum Operating Requirements, supported by SDS.
    3. To optimise the relationship between the trustee body and its staff/volunteers.
    4. Take responsibility for managing the committee and the affairs of the branch.
    5. Oversee and guide all decisions taken by the committee and sub committees
    6. In conjunction with the secretary, prepare and present the annual report
    7. Liaise with the secretary on the agenda for each meeting and approve the minutes before they are circulated
    8. Be completely familiar with the constitution, branch rules, committee procedures and SDS MOR
    9. Liaise with the Treasurer to ensure that funds are spent properly and in the best interests of the branch
    10. Help to prepare and submit any statutory documents that are required (e.g. OSCR Annual Return, grant aid reports)
    11. If unable to attend any committee meetings, a written report should be sent to the meeting and the Vice Chairman briefed on the agenda

    Interviews

    Monday 7 August 2017 (This date can be flexible if required)

     

    Applications

    All applicants should send a note of interest gordon.quinton@leisureandculturedundee.com  detailing why you are interested in the role and any relevant skills and experience.

    If you have any questions or would like more information please contact Gordon Quinton on the above email or phone 01382 436962

  • Committee Members required

                                       

    Dundee City Disability Sport: Committee Member

    Recruiting body: Dundee City Disability Sport    

    Closing date:  Monday 31 July

     

    Dundee City Disability Sport (DCDS) is a voluntary sport group where the main aim is to lead in the development of sport for people with physical, sensory or learning disabilities in partnership with key local agencies. DCDS is a member branch of Scottish Disability Sport (SDS) who are the governing body of sport for athletes and players with a physical, sensory or learning disability. DCDS have achieved SDS Minimum Operating Requirements (MOR) which ensures all governance is up to date and appropriate. The committee of DCDS now wishes to appoint new committee members to join the branch.

     

    Role Title – Committee Member (voluntary)

    Organisation – Dundee City Disability Sport (DCDS)

    Responsible to – Dundee City Disability Sport committee

    Location – Dundee City

    Contract – This is a voluntary position but any exceptional expenses will be paid. Committee members will be expected to attend branch meetings (held 6-8 times per year), support the branch to maintain SDS Minimum Operating Requirements and support the chairperson in driving the branch forward. The Level of time commitment is flexible and will be tailored to suit the applicant’s current commitments and the needs of the branch.

    Term – 2 years

    SKILLS REQUIRED:

    •   Enthusiastic
    •   Prepared   to make a regular time commitment
    • Prepared to make   decisions when necessary
    • Passionate about   disability sport

     

    MAIN DUTIES:

    1. Responsibility for attending committee management meetings and reporting back to appropriate members with matters arising from meeting (if required).
    2. When unable to attend meetings, send apologies along with a short report to the Secretary for the minutes.
    3. Complete trustee’s declaration.
    4. Be completely familiar with DCDS constitution, clubs/organisation committee procedures and the DCDS rules and regulations.
    5. Vote on DCDS matters when asked to and attend EGM and AGM meetings.
    6. To support DCDS to ensure SDS Minimum Operating Standards are kept up to date and complete.
    7. To be part of sub groups of the committee when required (ie funding and events calendar subgroups).
    8. Support the chairperson in the work of DCDS.

     

     

    Interviews

    Monday 7 August 2017 (this date can be flexible if required)

     

    Applications

    All applicants should send a note of interest to gordon.quinton@leisureandculturedundee.com detailing why you are interested in the role and any relevant skills and experience.

    If you have any questions or would like more information please contact Gordon Quinton on the above email or phone the office on 01382 436962.

  • Tayside Parasport Festival 2017

    The 3rd annual Tayside Parasport Festival is set to take place in Dundee on Wednesday 15th March 2017

    Click on the link for further information:

    http://www.scottishdisabilitysport.com/tayside-parasport-f…/

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  • Autism Friendly Swimming

    Leisure and Culture Dundee
    Olympia Leisure Centre
    Sundays 10-11am

     
    Our sessions are supported by staff with the knowledge and strategies to enable them to support customers with the condition that sometimes isolates them and can restrict participation in activities.  We have made some simple changes to enable those families dealing with Autism and other conditions effected by sensitivity to noise and busy areas the opportunity to experience the fun and thrills on offer.  We have Fast Track entry and our website, http://www.leisureandculturedundee.com/autism-friendly-swimming, offers some excellent Story Board resources as well as information on times, prices and programmed sessions. 
    Our next programmed sessions are: February 12, 19, 26
    For further information  - aquaticactivities@leisureandculturedundee.com 
  • Wheelchair Extravaganza 2016

    With the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro fast approaching, it is anticipated that Scotland will have a large number of athletes competing as part of the Great Britain team.  Para Sport has a much higher profile than ever before thanks to the London 2012 Paralympic Games and Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.  This event will build on this legacy to ensure that people are aware of the opportunities across the country.

    The Wheelchair Sports Extravaganza has been introduced in 2016 in partnership with Wheelchair Sports Clubs, Stirling University and other national sporting governing bodies in Scotland. 

    The event is designed to allow people to experience a wide range of Wheelchair Sports delivered by some of the best clubs and coaches available in Scotland. We have selected activities where we have strong club links so participants can continue to enjoy and develop within the sports for many years to come. 

    The Wheelchair Sports Extravaganza is about providing a range of opportunities for people who use a wheelchair for sport to try new and exciting sports and learn more about the pathways that are available throughout the country.  Furthermore, the event will highlight the opportunities for people with disabilities to achieve at the highest level and hopefully inspire them to become our stars of the future.

    A selection of sports wh eelchairs will be availabl e for use at the event. 

    This event is free and is being supported by Awards for All.

                                

    If you use a wheelchair for sport or know someone that would like to get involved in sport and would like to attend please registerby telephoning Scottish Disability Sport on 0131 317 1130 or alternatively email kate.shaw@scottishdisabilitysport.com.

    Details of the Event

    Venue:       Gannochy Centre, Stirling University, FK9 4LA

    Date:          Sunday 12th June 2016

    Time:                   09.30 - 15.00

    Cost:          Free

     

    If you would like further information or would like to book a place telephone

    0131 317 1130.  Alternatively email kate.shaw@scottishdisabilitysport.com.

     

    Please note that booking is essential.

     

    Please let us know which sports you would like to experience, and if you would like to continue the sport after the event.  Whether your goal is the Paralympics or you are looking to access the health and social benefits of sport, Scottish Disability Sport Regional Managers will support you to find the sport of your choice in your area.

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