Opportunity opens for two new members to join our Board


An exciting opportunity to join our Board has opened today (Monday, 25 September), with Scottish Ministers looking to appoint two Non-Executive members from 1 January 2018.

The recruitment process has been launched by the Scottish Government’s Public Appointments and encourages applicants from a diverse range of talents and professional backgrounds to reflect the diversity of the Scottish people. In particular, candidates with strong analytical skills, business management experience and professionals with digital marketing credentials are being sought to compliment and expand on the current strengths of SEPA’s Board. Applicants will also possess evidence excellent interpersonal skills and be comfortable in engaging with employees at all levels of the agency.

Board members are responsible for the overall direction and performance of the organisation, including its efficiency and effectiveness as a public body. To highlight the specific qualities and values of the SEPA Board, a video message from the Chairman, Bob Downes is available for potential applicants to view on our website.

SEPA’s Chairman, Bob Downes, said: “Being part of SEPA’s Board is a hugely rewarding experience, as it places our members at the forefront of shaping the way we safeguard our natural environment and improve it for future generations to enjoy.

“We’re looking for the broadest range of candidates possible, as the strength of our Board is defined by the diversity of talent and skills that each individual brings to the post. It’s an exciting opportunity and one that has a tangible impact on our role as Scotland’s environmental regulator.”

Interested candidates should apply via Scottish Government’s Public Appointments website, by Thursday 19 October, 2017. Shortlisted candidates will be invited for interview, following which Scottish Ministers will approve the final candidates for each vacancy.

For find out more about what it means to be a SEPA Board member and to hear from serving members, please check our website .


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