We are currently working with the Scottish Civic Trust to recruit a Director. The Trust was formed in 1966 in response to public disquiet over damage and loss to our built environment. The Trust is the national voice which strives to protect and celebrate that built environment for Scotland’s present and future generations.
This is a fantastic opportunity for a motivated individual to join the leading body in Scotland for encouraging civic pride in our cities, towns and villages. The Trust is a proud supporter of a nationwide network of local civic and amenity societies and is a regular campaigner for issues of national significance.
The key responsibilities of the Director include the development and management of initiatives, providing advice on matters of policy and ensuring the Trust’s resources and activities are aligned with Board’s strategies. As the Trust’s principal ambassador, the Director will build and maintain relationships and networks with similar organisations and the media as well as ensuring the Trust’s reputation is maintained, therefore requiring knowledge of a range of communication strategies and media. The newly appointed Director will also be responsible for ensuring the Trust’s resources, such as finance, people and property, are deployed effectively.
In order to be considered for this role, you will have exceptional communication skills including an ability to speak publicly with authority and conviction. Good people management skills are required to develop, motivate and manage a small team. Whilst experience of working within the built environment is not essential, you will have proven experience in managing and delivering projects. Due to the nature of the role, some familiarity with the workings of the Scottish planning system and local and central government is required.
For more information about this role please visit https://www.aspenpeople.co.uk/scottishcivictrust/ or for a confidential discussion contact Catriona Mackie on 0141 212 7555.