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Location:Edinburgh, City of 

Closing date:17 September 2021 at midnight 

Chair Appointment to the Scottish Archaeological Finds Allocation Panel (SAFAP)

Would you like to play a key role as the Chair of SAFAP?

This is a unique opportunity to lead and contribute to the work of the Panel

We are seeking to appoint a new Chair to the Scottish Archaeological Finds Allocation Panel (SAFAP) which provides advice to the Queen’s and Lord Treasurer’s Remembrancer (QLTR) about archaeological items discovered in Scotland, recommending whether the artefacts should be acquired for the nation, where they should be allocated and whether and how much award might be paid to the finder.  

Ideally candidates should have relevant experience in committee work or chairing together with experience in and enthusiasm for archaeology, museum and cultural heritage.  The successful applicant will be a confident and engaging communicator with the capacity to give the role the time commitment required.  S/he will be expected to take up post on 3 January 2022.

The Panel usually holds not less than 3 meetings a year - mostly in Edinburgh or on line.  On occasion a meeting may take place elsewhere in Scotland to enable engagement with stakeholders.  The Chair would be expected to attend all Panel meetings and any additional meetings and events for a total commitment of around 2 to 3 weeks per year.  The post is voluntary and therefore unremunerated.

The closing date for the receipt of applications is: FRIDAY 17 SEPTEMBER 2021 (Midnight).

Further information on the Scottish Archaeological Finds Allocation Panel can be found at the following website:

An application pack and full details can be found via the link below.

Completed applicationsshould be e-mailed by the closing date to

Appointed on merit; committed to diversity and equality.

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

Application Information

Please note that this is not a regulated public appointment, therefore the Public Appointments Team are unable to answer any queries in relation to this vacancy, please contact the Board directly.

Additional Information

  1. Applicant Information Pack