Chairperson / Independent Chair

  • Job Reference: 25175663-2
  • Date Posted: 11 January 2017
  • Recruiter: The Smartlist
  • Location: Stirling, Stirlingshire
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Executive Positions
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Start Date: TBC
  • Duration: n/a
  • Work Hours: Part Time

Job Description

LOCATION: Edinburgh, Scotland

JOB TITLE: Chairperson / Independent Chair

SALARY & BENEFITS: Unremunerated

WORKING HOURS: Part Time - flexible working hours



THE COMPANY: Our client is Scotland's leading Wildlife Trust and Nature Conservation Charity who has worked with its members, partners and supporters in pursuit of its vision of healthy, resilient ecosystems across Scotland's land and seas for over 50 years.



The Trust successfully champions the cause of wildlife through policy and campaigning work, demonstrates best practice through practical conservation and innovative partnerships, and inspires people to take positive action through its education and engagement activities. The Trust manages a network of 120 wildlife reserves across Scotland and is a member of the UK-wide Wildlife Trusts movement.


An fantastic rewarding opportunity has arisen for the right person, as the wildlife trust now seek a new Part Time Chairman / Chair of the Board



THE ROLE: As a Chairperson / Independent Chair you will be the senior leader of the organisation as well as a spokesperson and will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of the Trust as well as attending High Profile Meetings.



Whilst not financially remunerated, all expenses will be paid and are certain that the sense of satisfaction, pride, and purpose that you will feel working with such a respected charity more than compensates your commitment.






THE CANDIDATE: Do you have the ability, empathy and commitment to make a major contribution to the conversation of Scotland's wildlife and wild places as well as being a natural leader? We are looking for an outstanding individual with excellent leadership, diplomacy and communication skills, who is used to building consensus and has a natural affinity for cultivating relationships.



Understanding of current conservation challenges and issues would be an advantage, although a focus on maximising long term impact is more important than in-depth expertise.



This post will be eligible for a Disclosure Scotland check.




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