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Non-Executive Director

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Remuneration:£225 per day 

Location:Edinburgh, City of 

Closing date:26 July 2019 at midnight 

Can you support National Records of Scotland to achieve our Vision:

“Increase our reach and impact and be recognised as an influential leader across our sectors.  As a trusted, expert and professional organisation, we will continuously improve our customer services, and enhance our digital services”

The Appointments

We are looking for new Non-Executive Directors to join us for a period of up to 4 years.  Initially the appointments will be to our Audit and Risk Committee (ARC), although if appointed there may be opportunities to join our Strategic Board at a later date.

We are particularly interested in applicants with experience in relation to Finance, with an understanding of this in the public sector / central government context being particularly useful. We are also interested in candidates with experience in  Risk Management and in Programme Delivery.

About us

National Records of Scotland collects, preserves and produces information about Scotland’s people and history, and makes it available to inform present and future generations.   We are headed by Paul Lowe, Chief Executive, who fulfils the roles of two statutory office-holders; the Registrar General for Scotland and the Keeper of the Records of Scotland.  NRS is a Non-Ministerial Office that sits within the Scottish Government’s Culture, Europe and External Affairs portfolio. We have approximately 450 staff. 

Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

The NRS Chief Executive Officer and the Accountable Officer have established an Audit and Risk Committee to support them in their responsibilities for management of risk, control and governance and associated assurance. In this context Non Executive Directors have an advisory function and are there to provide advice, support and  constructive challenge.

A person specification has been drawn up to explain the skills and experience Non-Executive Directors will be expected to demonstrate and which will form the basis of the recruitment process.   


Attendance is required at quarterly meetings of ARC, for which there is remuneration of £225 per meeting.  Reasonable travel expenses will be reimbursed. Attendance at additional meetings or workshops is likely to be required during the year, for which there is the same level of remuneration. 

NRS welcomes applications from groups currently under-represented on Scotland’s public bodies.

Appointed on merit; committed to diversity and equality

Application Information

Additional Information

  1. Information Pack
  2. Person Specification