Appointment of Members of the Board of NatureScot
Appointments commencing on 1 September 2022
Scottish Ministers are looking to appoint up to three Members of the Board of NatureScot. The appointments will take effect from 1 September 2022.
We value very highly the benefits of having different experience and points of view on our Boards. Scottish Ministers particularly welcome applications from people with protected characteristics that are currently under-represented on the Board of body, such as women, disabled people, LGBTI+ people, those from black and minority ethnic communities and people aged under 50.
Scotland’s nature and landscapes are a superb inheritance and internationally renowned. Through their life-giving processes they sustain all our lives and wellbeing: a healthy natural environment not only provides food and water, minerals and energy, flood protection and climate regulation, it also sustains our mental and physical wellbeing.
NatureScot is an Executive Non Departmental Public Body which advises the Scottish Government on all aspects of nature and landscape across Scotland. NatureScot’s role is to help secure the sustainable management of Scotland’s natural heritage for the benefit of all.
NatureScot delivers its purpose by providing advice to Scottish Ministers and Local Authorities, promoting good practice, and by working in partnership with others in the public, private and voluntary sectors to help secure the enhancement of, and benefits from, our natural assets for society.
About the roles
Specific functions may vary but, Members of the NatureScot Board will:
Skills, Knowledge and Experience
Applicants must demonstrate:
We are interested in hearing from applicants who are also able to demonstrate evidence of one, or more, of the following four desirable criteria. You may apply for more than one of these areas if you wish to do so:
You are not required to demonstrate any of these four criteria for your application to be considered.
Time Commitment and Remuneration
Members of the Board devote up to 30 days per year. They receive £320.22 per day. Reasonable expenses incurred will be reimbursed. The appointments are non-pensionable.
Length of Term
The appointments are for four years. Reappointment is not automatic and is subject to performance and the individual continuing to satisfy the requirements of the role.
Applicants for public appointments must be legally entitled to work in the UK. Please see the applicant information pack for further details on any disqualifications.
For further information about NatureScot and the roles, please contact Graham Boyle, Chief of Staff at NatureScot on 01463 725091 or by email at Graham.Boyle@nature.scot. You can also find out more about NatureScot at www.nature.scot or through this link www.nature.scot/naturescot-board-members-vacancy-information-hub.
An application pack and full details can be downloaded at Applicant Information Pack - NatureScot - Member Appointments . To apply, please click on the Apply for this job online link at the top right hand side of the advert.
Further information about the online application process is attached Public Appointments - Frequently Asked Questions.
General information about public appointments and guidance to help you improve your applications is attached www.gov.scot/collections/public-appointments.
If you experience any difficulties accessing our website, or in the event that you are unable to apply online and require a word version of the application form, please contact the Scottish Government Public Appointments Team on 0300 244 1898, or by email at PA_Applications_Mailbox@gov.scot.
The closing date for completed applications is 30 May 2022 at 5 pm.
Accessibility to public appointments is a fundamental requirement and the public appointments process promotes, demonstrates and upholds equality of opportunity for all applicants. The Scottish Government will always give consideration to disability-related reasonable adjustments that an applicant might request to enable them to demonstrate their merit and participate fully in the selection process. If you require any of the application pack documentation in an alternative format, please contact 0300 244 1898 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Appointed on merit; committed to diversity and equality