Chair – Scottish Enterprise

There are not too many career opportunities where you get to make an extraordinary impact on the social and economic growth of Scotland, but as Chair of Scottish Enterprise that’s exactly what you’ll get.

Scotland is an ambitious nation, and our plans for the future come with high expectations. Scottish Enterprise’s aim for 2015-18 is to help make Scotland more globally competitive and we have a business plan that’s perfectly positioned to achieve it. All we need now is you.

Joining us on 1 January 2016 (or earlier if you are available), for a period of three years, you’ll be instrumental in helping us deliver on Scotland’s Economic Strategy by providing strategic direction, developing and executing our corporate and business plans. How you respond to current economic challenges, internationalisation, innovation, investment and inclusive growth, will ultimately determine your contribution to the success of Scotland’s economy.

Among others you’ll be accountable to Scottish ministers and Parliament as you strive to provide exceptional leadership, support, direction and guidance to the rest of the board in their decision making.

To be successful you’ll need to have international business/commercial experience at a senior level, including experience of the highest standards of corporate governance. Naturally you’ll also need a solid understanding of Scotland’s economy and our national/international export markets.

You’ll bring a wealth of skills, qualities and attributes to the role.

But in particular you’ll need to be a born leader who inspires creativity and innovation. You’ll use your wide range of skills to help maximise the impacts of diversity, manage organisational performance, secure confidence of partners, and achieve increased impact through collaboration.

  • Salary: £40,092 pa plus expenses / 1.5 days per week
  • Closes: 31 July 2015

As well as your impressive career credentials, to join us you’ll also need to submit a personal statement that outlines how you expect to achieve success in our four key areas of development.

Please visit our website for full details or contact Debbie Stewart at Munro Solutions (Scotland) Ltd at or on +44 (0) 141 375 0757 for further information.

Completed applications should be forwarded to Debbie