BOARD MEMBER VACANCY

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The management, maintenance and strategic development of the Port of Peterhead are the responsibility of Peterhead Port Authority (PPA), an independent Trust Port Board consisting of 10 non-executives and one executive member. To fill a vacancy arising, PPA is to appoint one non-executive member to the Board from applicants who are expected to have a keen interest in the business and activities of the Port. 

The appointment will commence on 1st January 2021, is for three years initially with the possibility of reappointment and is part-time, typically 1-2 days per month. The position is remunerable and travelling expenses may be reimbursed.

PPA is committed to equality of opportunity, encouraging a diverse range of applicants and to the principle of appointment on the basis of merit with openness and transparency of process in accordance with Transport Scotland’s (Modern Trust Ports for Scotland) Guide to Good Governance.

Competencies and Skills

Applicants will be required to demonstrate ability and have a proven track record in their chosen business or in other activities.

Commitment and experience can be as valuable as qualifications. Applicants will be required to work with senior and professional staff. An ability to grasp complex issues quickly is important, as is experience of achieving results in a business or Board type environment and also:

• The achievement of successful results in demanding situations. This can be in a career or unpaid (voluntary) work.

• An ability to contribute effectively in group discussions which may include specialist and professional participants.

• Maintaining and articulating independence of position in group situations and accepting democratic outcomes.

To complement the existing range of expertise and maintain the appropriate balance of competencies and skills on the Board, applicants should preferably have special knowledge, experience or ability in industrial, commercial and/or financial matters.

For further information and an application pack please contact:

Ms G Gunn on 01779 483620 or email gillian@peterheadport.co.uk or see www.peterheadport.co.uk

The closing date for applications is 12 noon Friday, 25th September 2020.

Shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an on-line interview, scheduled to take place during October 2020.

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