Current vacancies

Chairperson of Scottish Water’s new independent Customer Group

  • Management Board
  • Sessional
  • Scotland
  • Closing 8th March 2021

Scottish Water is establishing an Independent Customer Group to support and challenge it as it progresses to being a fully customer-centric organisation.

We are seeking a chairperson for the new group to help ensure the needs and expectations of customers and communities are identified and articulated as the business undertakes the transformation set out in its Strategic Plan and the Water Sector Vision.

As the chair of the Independent Customer Group you would be responsible for:

• Supporting the selection of members for the new group.

• Chairing meetings, facilitating open group discussions and commissioning papers.

• Providing strategic challenge and insight to Scottish Water from and on behalf of customers as it progresses to becoming a fully customer-centric organisation.

• Leading the group in assessing how effectively Scottish Water is meeting its commitments to customers and communities.

• Reporting performance directly to the Scottish Water Chair.

In order to do this, you will need:

• Current knowledge of the interests of customers and communities and a commitment to representing them

• Experience in chairing committees and fulfilling a leadership role

• Demonstrable understanding of the water industry in Scotland

We are looking to ensure this group reflects the diverse views of the people of Scotland. Whilst group members are not required to have previous experience in the industry or of advisory committees, the chair requires relevant experience as set out in the role description.

If selected, you will receive payment for the time you have spent working on the group in accordance to the Public Sector Pay Policy for Senior Appointments.

We know that personal commitments and travel restrictions can be a barrier to attending meetings face to face. Because of this, the Independent Customer Group will always work to facilitate flexible working where possible. In the current circumstance all meetings will be online.

Renumeration

Pay rates in accordance with public sector pay policy for senior appointments and dependent on work carried out.

Up to a maximum of 100 days a year, but it is likely to be less than this.

gov.scot/publications/public-sector-pay-policy-senior-appointments-2019-20-technical-guide

Time Commitment

Monthly meetings and other duties as appropriate

Contract Duration

Initial minimum period of 2 years with potential for reappointment for further terms up to a maximum of 8 years

Travel

Some travel across Scotland when required and conditions allow

For further details or to request a copy of the role description, please contact SWRecruitment@scottishwater.co.uk

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Members of Scottish Water’s new Independent Customer Group

  • Management Board
  • Sessional
  • Scotland
  • Closing 15th March 2021

Scottish Water is establishing an Independent Customer Group to support and challenge it as it progresses to being a fully customer-centric organisation.

We are seeking members for the new group to help ensure the needs and expectations of customers and communities are identified and articulated as the business undertakes the transformation set out in its Strategic Plan and the Water Sector Vision.

As a member of the Independent Customer Group you would be responsible for:

• Providing strategic challenge and insight to Scottish Water from and on behalf of customers as it progresses to becoming a fully customer-centric organisation.

• Assessing how effectively Scottish Water is meeting its commitments to customers and communities.

• Supporting and challenging Scottish Water on its work to build active, engaged relationships with customers and communities.

In order to do this, you will need:

• A commitment and enthusiasm to help Scottish Water as it transforms to becoming fully customer-centric, achieves net zero and delivers additional public benefit.

• Excellent people skills and a willingness to listen and engage in discussion.

• The ability to understand and assess complex documents and presentations.

We are looking to ensure this group reflects the diverse views of the people of Scotland. Group members are not required to have previous experience in the industry or of advisory committees.

If selected, you will receive payment for the time you have spent working on the group in accordance to the Public Sector Pay Policy for Senior Appointments.

We know that personal commitments and travel restrictions can be a barrier to attending meetings face to face. Because of this, the Independent Customer Group will always work to facilitate flexible working where possible. In the current circumstance all meetings will be online.

Renumeration

Pay rates in accordance with public sector pay policy for senior appointments and dependent on work carried out.

Up to a maximum of 50 days a year, but it is likely to be less than this.

gov.scot/publications/public-sector-pay-policy-senior-appointments-2019-20-technical-guide

Time Commitment

Monthly meetings and other duties as appropriate

Contract Duration

Initial minimum period of 2 years with potential for reappointment for further terms up to a maximum of 8 years

Travel

Some travel across Scotland when required and conditions allow

For further details or to request a copy of the role description, please contact SWRecruitment@scottishwater.co.uk

Shortlist