May 192017


Recruiter: Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre
Location: HQ in Stirling but Scotland-wide
Salary: Commensurate with experience
Posted: 18 May 2017
Closes: 12 Jun 2017
Job Function: Chairman
Industry: Business Development, Science / Environment
Position Type: Part time

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
  • Guide and support the CEO, who manages 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.

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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