Greenspace makes a big difference to our quality of life and sense of place. Parks and greenspaces are our natural health service, our children’s outdoor classrooms and our cities’ green lungs.
greenspace scotland has provided a national lead on greenspace since 2002. As Scotland’s parks and greenspace charity, we have been influential in shaping a supporting policy context for greenspace, promoting good practice on greenspace delivery, and pioneering new approaches to managing and resourcing parks and greenspaces.
After completing his full term of office, our current Chair, David Jamieson, will retire in April 2023. To ensure a smooth succession and transition, we are now looking to recruit a Chair Designate to join the Board and take on the role of Chair from April 2023.
Our next Chair will be a champion for greenspace scotland, with a passion for what can be achieved through action on greenspace and blue-green infrastructure, coupled with influencing and advocacy skills to make wider connections. Working with the board and CEO you will provide strategic leadership, demonstrating the skills and experience to lead the board effectively, ensuring the proper governance of the organisation and supporting our continued growth as a sustainable social enterprise.
The successful candidate will possess the following skills:
• Strategic leadership and development skills – supporting the board and staff team to review and develop strategy and business plans
• Networking, influencing and advocacy skills – making connections to develop and support greenspace scotland activities
• Partnership skills – supporting and collaborating with the Board, Chief Executive and developing wider partnerships
We recognise the environment sector is under-represented by people from ethnic minority and low-income backgrounds, LGBT+ and disabled people, and we want to change that. We especially welcome candidates from these backgrounds and from young people. If you need any reasonable adjustments to the recruitment process, at either application or interview, please contact us.
We are also seeking up to four trustees to join our Board – more details here greenspacescotland.org.uk/trustees-greenspace-scotland
More information on the role and how to apply can be found on the greenspace scotland website greenspacescotland.org.uk/chair-greenspace-scotland
About greenspace scotland
greenspace scotland is Scotland’s parks and greenspace charity. We provide a national lead for local action on greenspace to regenerate and revitalise places and communities. Our goal is that everyone living and working in urban Scotland has easy access to a quality greenspace which meets local needs and improves their quality of life.
greenspace scotland is a social enterprise and an independent charitable company. We work with a wide range of local and national partners to support the planning, development, sustainable management and use of greenspaces and green networks as a key part of the green infrastructure of our towns and cities.
Further information about greenspace scotland is available on our website greenspacescotland.org.uk
greenspace scotland is a registered Scottish Charity (No. SC034078) and a Company Limited by Guarantee registered in Scotland (No. 236105)