May 172017


Reference: 1255

Remuneration: Commensurate with experience

Location: Stirling

Closing date: 12 June 2017 at midday

Location: HQ in Stirling but Scotland-wide

Position type: Part-time – approximately 24 days a year

Do you have the skills and expertise to help shape the future growth of the aquaculture industry? The Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre (SAIC) seeks a new Chairperson to provide leadership of the Board.

About SAIC

Established in 2014 by the Scottish Funding Council, SAIC is one of eight Innovation Centres aimed at driving growth in key economic sectors. We connect aquaculture businesses with Scotland's world-class academics, using our £11.1m core funding to deliver applied research solutions for our industry partners. The aim – to increase value, create jobs, and boost social dividend for the Scottish and UK economies.

The role of Chairperson

As SAIC's Chairperson you would:

  • Provide leadership of the Board
  • Set the strategic vision and direction of the organisation
  • Influence senior people within industry, academia and Government•Monitor financial performance and ensure accountability to funders
  • Support and manage the CEO, who leads a high-performing team.

Equality and diversity are hugely important to SAIC, and applications are welcomed from talented people from all experiences and perspectives. We especially encourage applications from groups under-represented on Scotland's public bodies and technology companies.

Application Information

Request an application pack
The deadline for applications is noon on Monday 12 June 2017. To request an application pack, including more details about the role, recruitment process and key timings, email Anne-Marie Picken, HR Manager, at

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