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Board members sought to drive Crown Estate Scotland strategy and investments

03 March 2022

An opportunity has arisen for two people to join the Board of Crown Estate Scotland, the public corporation which manages land, seabed and coastline across and around Scotland.

Applications are particularly welcomed from people with protected characteristics who are currently under-represented, including women, people with disabilities, those from minority ethnic communities, and people aged under 50. Crown Estate Scotland is also keen to attract applications from people representing island communities. 

Crown Estate Scotland’s work is exciting and diverse and supports people and businesses across the country. We invest in property, natural resources and communities to create lasting value for Scotland.   

We manage seabed, coastline, rural estates and more, helping ensure people and businesses can live, work, and thrive on the assets which make up theScottish Crown Estate. Our work supports offshore renewable energy, forestry, aquaculture, coastal communities, and agriculture.

Amanda Bryan, Chair of Crown Estate Scotland, said: “2022 marks five years since our establishment and with an expanding workforce, ambitious investment plans and increased involvement in a range of exciting ventures, this is a great time to join Crown Estate Scotland. Our Board plays a crucial role in helping achieve our ambition to invest in sustainable, long-term projects that support communities and businesses across Scotland.” 

One role on the Board requires applicants to demonstrate substantial, recent experience in community engagement and/or regeneration.  The second role requires applicants to demonstrate professional expertise and substantial recent experience in financial management. Applicants also need to demonstrate other key skills: 

  • longer term planning/seeing the bigger picture 
  • managing performance 
  • constructive and supportive challenge - working as part of a team 
  • communication, collaboration and influencing

Board members provide a strong ‘challenge function’, scrutinising proposals before decisions are taken. Members of the Board receive £219.17 per day and are asked to devote, on average, two days per month. Expenses, including reasonable travel and subsistence costs and dependant carer and childcare expenses, will be reimbursed. The appointment is non-pensionable. 

Board meetings are generally held on a quarterly basis at Crown Estate Scotland’s headquarters in Quartermile, Edinburgh, with members able to join virtually or in-person. There are also three strategic sessions each year, which will be held in person, outside of Edinburgh.

Full details on the roles can be found here.

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