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Top job! BEFS Chair

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 22nd October 2018

  • Advertised from 10th October 2018


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.

Application notes

If you are interested in the position of BEFS Chair then please write to the BEFS Director, Euan Leitch in the first instance, outlining (no more than one side of A4) why you would be a suitable candidate for the post. Please also include a brief career synopsis (maximum 500 words).

Please write to or email:

Euan Leitch

BEFS Director

Built Environment Forum Scotland

3rd Floor, 125 Princes Street


Tel: 0131 220 6241


Deadline for applications: Monday 22nd October 2018