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Dear Applicant,

Thank you for your interest in the post of Director of Finance & Business Services at Crown Estate Scotland, and welcome to our recruitment site. At Crown Estate Scotland we believe that the recruitment process should be as much about you getting to know us and what we do, as it is us getting to know you. We understand that deciding to take your next career move is a big decision, and we hope that this resource will enable you to make an informed decision. We are a new Scottish Public Corporation – a commercial public body - set up in 2017 to manage the Scottish Crown Estate and generate lasting value for Scotland. Our approach is shaped by our values of Collaboration, Excellence, Integrity and Commercialism. You can learn more about us here.

The Estate’s marine, land and property assets are valued at over £350M, securing an income last year of £19M. Both the capital valuation and income generation are on a rising trajectory.

We are embarking on an exciting time of growth and development. We’re consulting on a new corporate plan which includes a programme to raise £70M for new investment over the next three years. The post holder will play a pivotal role as part of senior management team and through leadership of financial, commercial, IT and business support services.

We operate with dedicated team of 45 direct staff, with significant use of service providers for front-line asset management and specialist support services. The post holder will be responsible for leading a quarter of our team, and to grow the team to bring in the skills and capability needed for our new mission. As well as financial oversight form the whole organisation, the post has a direct budget of £2.5M.

Thank you for taking the time to view our site. We look forward to receiving your application. Should you wish a confidential discussion about the role or recruitment please contact Nigel Fortnum at our recruitment partners, Aspen People, on 0141 212 7555.

Yours sincerely,

Simon Hodge
Chief Executive