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Board Trustee with Financial Expertise

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Board meetings are usually online with an annual meeting based in Edinburgh.
  • Closing 25th November 2022

  • Advertised from 2nd November 2022


About Research Data Scotland

RDS’s mission is to coordinate access to the excellent data already collected about people, places, and businesses in Scotland, helping researchers and analysts to access that data in a timely and cost-effective way, enable working across boundaries to collaborate on common datasets, and access to the analytical tools they need to bring cutting edge insights that inform great decisions. We will enable research on different scales: from large international studies, to simple and quick analyses of individual datasets, and support people to use the latest data science and geospatial approaches.

Our Board

Working with the CEO, and the Chair, the Board steers the delivery of the RDS mission. It oversees key decisions that the organisation takes towards that mission, and provide support for the organisation through advice, and use of its networks to ensure RDS builds connections that helps it achieve its goals.

Currently there are five RDS Trustees and four further expert advisors to the Board. Find out more at this link: Board of Trustees | Research Data Scotland.

The Board has two sub-committees:

  • An Audit, Risk & Finance Committee who oversee the integrity of financial information, and that financial controls and systems of risk management are robust and defensible;
  • A Remuneration & Nomination Committee that determines the appropriate levels of remuneration of Executives and has a prime role in succession planning.

Application notes

A Recruitment Pack is available for download below.

The deadline for the post is Friday 25th November