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Non-Executive Director SRUC Board

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Remuneration:Attractive remuneration offered including expenses 

Location:Edinburgh, City of 

Closing date:30 April 2017 at midnight 

Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) is an innovative, knowledge-based organisation which supports the development of land-based industries and communities through its specialist research and development resources, its education and learning provision and its expert advisory and consultancy services. Its work is wide ranging but there is particular emphasis on agriculture and related science, rural business development and management, food chain quality and safety and rural resource and environmental management.

SRUC is seeking to appoint two new Non-Executive Directors to the SRUC Board.

Individuals joining the Board will be expected to bring independent judgement to bear on issues of strategy, policy and performance and to offer high level advice on the development and management of programme and policy initiatives.  These are challenging opportunities for highly motivated individuals to put their experience and expertise to use in support of rural businesses and communities, education and research.

Applications are invited from individuals who can demonstrate all or most of the following:
•Experience of strategic planning and management.
•Board level experience at a national and international level.
•An appreciation of the functions and responsibilities of an organisation which receives significant funding from both Government and commercial sources.
•Ability to give a time commitment of at least 18 days per annum.

Experience or knowledge of the following is desirable:
•Farming, rural policy and the environment.
•Land Use Management
•Further Education
•Finance and Accounting

These appointments would carry the responsibilities of a Company Director and Charity Trustee.

Closing date for applications is 30 April 2017.

For a detailed Candidate Brief and further information on how to apply, please visit our website:


SRUC Leading the way in Agricultural and Rural Research, Education & Consultancy.

SRUC is committed to valuing Diversity, advancing Equality and respecting Human Rights throughout the organisation and encouraging applications from disabled people using the “Disability Confident Employer” symbol. SRUC is a member of the Athena SWAN charter.

SRUC. A Charitable company limited by guarantee, SC003712. Registered in Scotland No SC103046


Application Information

When applying for the post, please provide a supporting statement to address the list of requirements indicating how your qualifications, experience, skills, knowledge and disposition match the qualities in the list, together with examples, if possible. A copy of your CV should accompany your supporting statement.

You must also complete an Equality & Diversity Monitoring Form (downloadable from the link to the SRUC website above).

Applications should be sent by post or email to:

Lisa MacDonald

Executive Assistant


Kings Buildings

West Mains Road


EH9 3JG.


If you require further information or a confidential conversation, Janet Swadling, Deputy Principal & Chief Executive/Company Secretary may be contacted on: 0131 535 4200

Additional Information

  1. Candidate Brief