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Chair & Board Members

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 24th April 2020

  • Advertised from 24th March 2020


Stop Climate Chaos Scotland is a highly influential coalition of over 50 civil society organisations, campaigning on climate change. We are now seeking a new Chair for our board of trustees to see us through the period beyond COP 26.

The appointment will be for 3 years in the first instance, with an expectation that the successful candidate will shadow the current Chair for six months (from June 2020 until December 2020) asSCCS engages in a range of activities to support civil society movements in Scotland and beyond make the most of COP 26 when it is held in Glasgow in November 2020.


To perform this role, you’ll need a rather special set of qualities. Chief amongst them is an informed passion and energy for the action needed to tackle the climate emergency. Beyond this, SCCS is a coalition of the willing and as such requires cooperation and consensus building from all involved but particularly from its Chair. In addition, we are looking for a Chair who will:

● Oversee the strategic direction and governance of SCCS;

● Manage SCCS's Coalition Manager and assist in managing wider Board and Coalition relationships;

● Chair SCCS board meetings (six a year) and work with the Coalition Manager to develop agendas and board papers;

● Act as the SCCS spokesperson for the media and at external events;

● Liaise with member organisations to ensure their views are acknowledged and represented;

● Attend meetings with the Scottish Government, MSPs and other external bodies.


The successful candidate for the Chair of SCCS should be able to demonstrate the following skills and experience:

● Successfully led the strategic direction of an organisation (in a paid or voluntary position);

● Management of senior staff;

● Ability to chair meetings in a fair and impartial way;

● Strong communication, negotiation and interpersonal skills, including public speaking;

● Understanding of climate change policy in Scotland and beyond, and its links to wider policy areas;

● Commitment to equal opportunities;

● Strong analytical, administration and organisational skills.

The successful candidate should be willing to work on SCCS related work for a minimum of 3-4 days a month, of which at least two days should be during the normal working week to accommodate board and other meetings. SCCS is committed to equality and diversity, and we encourage applications from anyone who meets the above criteria.

In addition to a new Chair, SCCS is also looking for up to two additional new board members.

Application notes

If you want to join us in leading the fight to combat climate change either as Chair or a board

member of SCCS, please send your current CV together with a covering letter to by Friday 24th April.

If you would like to discuss the roles of Chair or board member in more detail, please email Becky

Kenton-Lake at:

Salary: Non-remunerated

Deadline: midday Friday 24th April

Interview dates: Thursday 21 May.