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Location:Within Scotland - not further specified 

Closing date:08 August 2016 at midnight 

Working together for a Safer Scotland.

Would you like to play your part in improving the safety and wellbeing of people throughout Scotland? Do you have knowledge of and an interest in the Scottish Fire Rescue Service and Safer Communities?

If you answered ‘yes’ then please read on where you can find more information about the current opportunities to become a board member of the Scottish Fire Rescue Service. 

Length of Appointment

Board members will be appointed for a period of up to 4 years.  When an appointment term comes to an end, the skills required by the Board at that time, will be reassessed.  There is the possibility of re-appointment for a further term, subject to evidence of effective performance and satisfying the skills, knowledge and personal qualities required.  Reappointments are not automatic. 

Time Commitment

Members will devote up to 5 days per month to performing their functions, as dictated by the needs of the SFRS.  You will attend meetings of the SFRS regularly and will contribute fully to these.

The SFRS will determine the frequency of its meetings, the composition of committees, and the location of its meetings.  Meetings may take place at the SFRS national headquarters at Westburn Drive, Cambuslang G72 7NA.  However, the SFRS may decide to hold meetings out with the Cambuslang area.  Members should, therefore, expect to undertake some travel to meetings and events around Scotland.


You will receive a fee of £280 per day for every 7.5 hours (excluding meal breaks) devoted to performing your functions (as required or requested by the SFRS) on a pro rata basis. You are not entitled to a pension in respect of your office and you will not be entitled to any gratuity, allowance or compensation when your period in office ends (whatever the reason).  Remuneration will be paid through payroll and is taxable. PAYE deductions in respect of income tax and National Insurance will be made at source.

A member may be appointed to act as Deputy Chair and will continue to receive remuneration as a member.

Vetting Process
If selected for appointment you must agree to be subject to a vetting process which may include both security and disclosure checks.  Applicants are asked to confirm in a written declaration, as part of their application, that they understand the work of the body and the nature of the appointment. For this particular appointment, we will be asking applicants to declare in the application form any criminal convictions as we believe this will have an important bearing on whether they will be considered a fit and proper person for the role.

Interviews will be held on 7th, 9th and 30th September 2016 in Edinburgh. 

Full details of the skills, knowledge and experience required for these appointments are contained in the Applicant Information Pack.  You can access the pack via the link below.

Closing date for applications is midnight Monday 8 August 2016.

For full information on the appointment, please read the Applicant Information Pack accessed via the link below.

Please apply online.  If you experience any difficulties accessing our website, or in the event that you require a word version of the application form, please contact the Public Appointments Team on (Freephone) 0300 244 1898 or fax on 0131 244 3833, by email at paapplicationsmailbox@scotland.gsi.gov.uk, or by writing to Public Appointments, Scottish Government, E1 Spur, Saughton House, Broomhouse Drive, Edinburgh EH11 3XD

Scottish Ministers welcome applications from groups currently under-represented on Scotland’s public bodies, such as women, disabled people, ethnic minorities and people aged under 50.

Appointed on merit; committed to diversity and equality.


Application Information

Further information: If you would like to find out more about the role of the SFRS and its members please contact the SFRS Board Support team at SFRS.BoardSupportTeam@firescotland.gov.uk and they can put you in touch with the Deputy Chair, Kirsty Darwent who will be pleased to answer any questions you have.

Additional Information

  1. Applicant Information Pack
  2. FAQs