Creative Scotland seeking Chair

In April 2014, Creative Scotland published its plan – ‘Unlocking Potential, Embracing Ambition’ – setting out a vision and clear ambitions for the arts, screen and creative industries in Scotland over the next 10 years.

Alongside this, Creative Scotland is in the process of rolling out a new, simplified approach to funding and has been implementing a series of changes and improvements to its operations, as set out by the Board in 2013.

Following the decision earlier this year by Sir Sandy Crombie not to seek a full second term as Chair, the Scottish Government is seeking to appoint a new Chair of the Board of Creative Scotland.

The successful candidate will be a competent and adaptive leader with proven experience at a senior level who will lead the Board and work effectively with the Chief Executive, Janet Archer, Creative Scotland’s leadership team and her team of dedicated and experienced staff.

The Chair will help steer the strategic direction of the organisation, overseeing its effective governance, financial accountability and its delivery of value as a public body, in line with Scottish Government and Ministerial priorities.

This is a high profile position in Scottish public life and one where there is an opportunity to make a significant and positive difference. As such, we encourage applications from individuals who feel they have both the experience and the dynamism to successfully fulfill the demands of the role.

The post is now open for application and interested individuals can find out more here:http://applications.appointed-for-scotland.org/pages/job_search_view.aspx?jobId=669&JobIndex=1&categoryList=&minsal=0&maxsal=150000&workingPatternList=&keywords=&PageIndex=1&Number=12

The closing date for applications is 10 October 2014.

This position attracts remuneration of £250 per day and the anticipated time commitment of 4 days per month.

The expectation is that the successful applicant will take up the role in early 2015.

Location: All Scotland

For further information, please contact Kenneth.Fowler@creativescotland.com or visit

http://applications.appointed-for-scotland.org/pages/job_search_view.aspx?jobId=669&JobIndex=1&categoryList=&minsal=0&maxsal=150000&workingPatternList=&keywords=&PageIndex=1&Number=12