Architecture and Design Scotland is looking for new Board members

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Scottish Ministers are looking to appoint up to two new Board members of Architecture and Design Scotland (A&DS).


About Architecture and Design Scotland (A&DS)

Architecture and Design Scotland (A&DS) was established in 2005 to promote good architecture and sustainable design. The organisation’s role is to improve the quality of development in Scotland and support and promote excellence in the delivery of good architecture, successful places and efficient processes. This role requires them to work with other organisations to help to develop an effective focus on place, architecture and urban design across policies and working practices.

Architecture and Design Scotland is an Executive Non-Departmental Public Body and our work supports the delivery of the Scottish Government’s objectives and outcomes as set out in the National Performance Programme (NPF).

The organisation’s responsibilities are set out in Creating Places – A Policy statement on architecture and place for Scotland and include supporting the creation and renewal of sustainable buildings and places, improving skills and increasing understanding.

The A&DS Corporate Strategy for 2017-2020, outlines their priorities and objectives for the next three years.


Key responsibilities/Purpose and role of Board Members

The Company Board will ensure the A&DS’s strategy and business plan continue to support and promote the value good architecture and sustainable design add to everyone’s lives. Board Members will be expected to have a keen interest and understanding of the built environment; able to see the bigger picture, and have strong communication and influencing skills, along with monitoring performance and uphold good governance skills.

The Board meets at least once a month except in July where then is no meeting.  At present, the anticipated time commitment for Board Members is around 2 days per month (circa 24 days a year) on Board business including attending events. There will also be periods when pressure of business may require additional time. The Board Member appointment is remunerated at the gross daily rate of £165 per day, providing a yearly remuneration of £3,960. You will also receive reimbursement for reasonable travel expenses and reasonable child care/carer costs incurred whilst undertaking Board duties.

This appointment will be for up to 4 years in the first instance. This appointment will be formally effective from 1 June 2018.

The closing date for applications is Friday 9 March 2018. Further details on how to apply are available here

Scottish Ministers particularly welcome applications from groups currently under-represented on Scotland’s public bodies, such as women, disabled people, ethnic minorities and people aged under 50.

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