The position of Chair is an exciting opportunity for a resourceful and confident individual to play a central role in developing BEFS not only as the Scottish intermediary body for the historic environment but also the wider built environment. As well as continued engagement with the Planning (Scotland) Bill, implications of Brexit and other relevant live policy topics, BEFS main lines of enquiry are currently: the future of religious heritage with a conference in Spring 2019; improving tenement maintenance, holding the secretariat for a cross party working group; addressing the issue of prioritisation in the historic environment; and maintaining an interest in ongoing discussion on land ownership, management and tax issues. BEFS has an important and pivotal role to play in ensuring sector engagement in these developments and candidates will be expected to provide leadership and direction. Candidates will have a passion for Scotland’s places, excellent strategic, organisational, interpersonal, communication skills and enjoy working with a focussed and motivated small team.
A Role Profile is available for download below.
The Forum is inviting expressions of interest and nominations for a new Chairperson to lead its Board. The Board meets quarterly and is responsible for all aspects of governance of this charitable company.
The chair should have a keen interest in the sustainable planning, management and use of the Forth and its environs and be able to demonstrate effective communication, leadership and team-working skills. A business background and / or experience of work with Local Authorities would be advantageous.
The chair is appointed in a personal capacity. The position is voluntary and unpaid, although the chair can claim for travelling expenses. The role is for three years, with re-election if so desired according to our Articles.
In addition to chairing the Board, the chair also oversees quarterly management group meetings - eight meetings per year in total, plus one AGM and annual conference.
CHAIR SELECTION CRITERIA
The Articles allow for 3-8 Directors, all of whom serve in a personal, voluntary capacity, one of which must chair.
Within the board we seek a range of relevant qualities, experience and expertise among men and women who are enthusiastic, committed to the Forum’s aims and able to lead, work as a team and communicate effectively.
In contextual terms the board seeks to include a chair with experience of management and leadership of:
· Public sector/Government bodies;
· Business and commercial sector;
· Charity and communications.
In subject terms the board seeks to encompass knowledge and experience in:
· Natural heritage and resource management;
· Legal and financial management;
· Local Authority and planning matters;
· Recreation, access and community involvement;
· Education and communications.
The chair should ideally have a good network of contacts from around the Forth area, drawn from the sectors and subjects listed above.
These attributes are not exclusive but may be regarded as the main criteria for a chair appointment.
The Forum has a staff complement of one full time manager and one half time administrator, based at Baltic House, Central Dock Road, Grangemouth FK3 8TY; board meetings are held here and management group meetings are held at partners' offices around the Forth.
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This is a key role within Friends of the Earth Scotland, working closely with the Development Manager, Communications Officer and the Membership and Office Manager as well as others in the team. You will be responsible for contributing to and delivering plans to raise income from individual giving and increase membership of FoE Scotland, particularly through online engagement, events and community fundraising.
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