A New Chair
Scottish Mediation is at an exciting stage of its development. Having recently published our strategy for 2018-21 we have big plans to deliver a step change in the use of mediation and mediation skills across all areas of public life in Scotland.
Scottish Mediation is proud of its work promoting mediation across the range of Scottish public life, promoting professional standards through the maintenance of the Scottish Mediation Register and through our innovative programme of continuous professional development.
We are looking to recruit a Chair with the following highly desirable experience
Proven leadership and chairing abilities.
Credible experience of Board level governance
Excellent communication and negotiation skills
Strong and effective networking skills
A track record of collaborative working
Knowledge of the third sector in Scotland
Experience of public life and an understanding of the way in which government works
Team leadership skills and strategic vision
The SM Chair may expect to commit between two to three days a month to the role and more if involved in other committees and task groups. Regular Board activities include:
Quarterly general business Board meetings per year, (usually Tuesday afternoon in Edinburgh) + preparation and travel time
Two special performance and strategy review board workshops/meetings (half or full day in Edinburgh) + preparation and travel time
An AGM (Edinburgh) and Annual Forum + preparation and travel time
The Scottish Mediation was established in 1990 to:
Raise the profile of mediation in Scotland
Act as a professional body for mediators in Scotland
Maintain the Scottish Mediation Register and provide access to quality assured mediation services
The Scottish Mediation seeks to:
Promote a wider understanding of the appropriate use of mediation and other related forms of conflict management and preventionSupport and promote education, training and research in skills and best practice
Create and encourage links between mediators and Scottish public, private, voluntary and community organisations
Promote and organise standards of professional conduct and training
Please click here to see the attached role description for further information.
For an informal discussion about the requirements of the role, please contact Graham Boyack, Director on tel: 0131 556 1221 or by email email@example.com
Our current Chair Robin Burley is also available for an informal discussion about the role, he can be contacted on firstname.lastname@example.org
To apply for the role please provide a CV and a letter of approximately 500 words in support.
Applications should be submitted by 12noon on Monday 4th June 2018.