We are a grassroots-led, non-profit organisation. We seek to ensure that decision-makers understand the needs and strengths of rural communities in Scotland, and that policy does not disadvantage rural communities.
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After 5 years of service with SRA where our current CEO has helped the organisation to mature and develop, culminating in the recent successful and highly regarded Scottish Rural Parliament, our CEO has decided that it is time for fresh challenges and will leave the post at the end of February 2019.
It is our intention to appoint an Interim CEO for a period of 6 months (initially) in order to cover the CEO responsibilities and fulfil a specific series of tasks. The position is available on a full time or part time basis depending upon the availability of a suitable candidate.
Who might this post suit?
We are looking for an established CEO with significant experience. The successful candidate will have proven skills and reputation in issues relating to rural affairs and rural community development. Because of the nature of the immediate challenges, this post would not suit someone wanting to transition from a second tier post.
We have an active and supportive Board, with specific skills that the CEO can call upon: however with its main focus on governance, the CEO will need to be a self-starter with a high drive to complete based upon self-direction and in close co-operation with the Chair to whom this post reports.
We are aiming for this post to have up to a month of handover with the current CEO.
Specific Qualities sought for this Interim position
A full permanent job description can be downloaded below because it gives a starting point to understanding the challenges of this position. However, within the period of the Interim position, these are the specific activities that will be given priority.
The staffing position is currently flexible. There are two immediate part time staff, a Finance and Administration Officer and a Volunteer and Campaigns Coordinator, but there is a budget for further appointments based upon the demands identified in a strategic review due in January 2019.
Conditions and remuneration
Salary: £38,204 per annum ( Pro Rata )
Hours of work: Flexible. Travel and overnight stays are a regular part of the role.
Holiday: 38 days/annum ( Pro Rata )
Pension: 6% of salary
Based: Homeworking or in a shared office near to the successful candidates residence