High Life Highland Ambassador


Are you a sports student in your third or fourth year of study, who’s interested in contributing to the regional development of sports coaching and volunteering in the Highlands? Then this opportunity is for you!

High Life Highland Leadership Programme is looking for a Student Ambassador to sit on their Coaching & Volunteering Committee as a contributing member – this could be your chance to boost your CV, whilst helping develop sport in the region at a strategic level.

The Role

As ambassador, you will be responsible for:

  • Deciding on a small project/research piece that aligns with the committee's role (and possibly with your course work, too)
  • Providing insights to the group from a student perspective, whilst taking part in a wide-ranging forum of sports development professionals - gaininng important skills, understanding, and contacts for the future!

You will also get the chance to sign up for HLH's Leadership Programme and access all the benefits it allows as an important project within Coaching & Volunteering, and attend the UHI Sports Steering Group 3 times per Academic Year (with support from UHI’s Activity Manager).

Other members of the committee include senior representatives from sportscotland, High Life Highland, Regional Sport Development Managers, and the University of the Highlands and Islands.  Contact with these stakeholders can also open up opportunities to take part in different sporting events, such as the SSS Conference. 

Commitment and Duration

  • Attendance at bi-monthly meetings to provide valuable insight and ideas (approx. 2 hrs in duration)
  • You will hold the role throughout your year of study (possibility to continue in role subject to negotiation)


You will meet with a HLH Sports Team Officer before and after each meeting to ensure you are kept informed, understand agenda points, and allow you time to ask questions/ feedback as appropriate.

If you'd like some help with your CV and cover letter, please get in touch with the Careers & Employability Team via the FutureMe system or contact careers@uhi.ac.uk

How to Apply

If you are interested in applying, please notify your lecturer, and then send a full CV and cover letter (outlining why you’d like to act as High Life Highland Student Ambassador) to:

Alana MacLeod, Curriculum Development and Employer Engagement: alana.macleod@uhi.ac.uk

The deadline for applications is Friday 31st January 2020.

CVs will then be passed to High Life Highland for consideration. A short informal interview/meeting will follow for shortlisted candidates in February 2020. Attendance at the first committee meeting as Ambassador will take place in March.

Full Role Descriptor

A 2 page overview is available, providing more information on the role, the timeline, and the support available.

HLH CVC Student Member Opportunity - Role Description