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Monday, 6 March 2017

Non Executive Chair Opportunity with EDAS: Applications Close 31st March 2017


The Board of EDAS wishes to appoint a new Chair to lead the organisation into its next era – a period that will be exciting yet challenging for our economic development community, set in a time of change and uncertainty, both locally and globally.

As the leading organisation for all individuals and organisations with an interest in Scotland’s economic development, EDAS’ mission is to ensure that key aspects of economic development are kept at the forefront of economic debate and comment in Scotland. Through shared experience, networks and skills; as well as referencing evidence and facts, EDAS is positioned as one of Scotland’s most authoritative and respected sources of informed commentary on economic development.

This is an exciting time to be involved in EDAS, as the organisation refreshes its strategy and policy work following our Annual Conference in December 2016, held jointly with SLAED. Importantly, last year saw the culmination of our policy analysis framework, A Route Map for Common Ambition. Our Route Map was developed to reconsider, in a collaborative manner, some of the big policy issues facing our economic development community. This work was progressed through the efforts of three working groups with a cross-section of our members, on Innovation, Internationalisation and Skills.
An infographic on our performance in 2016 can be viewed here.

As Chair of EDAS, you would serve for one term of three years, with the option to serve for a maximum period of two terms of three years.
The Chair must ensure good corporate governance, which involves chairing quarterly
Board meetings, the AGM, as well as ad hoc meetings and events. Board meetings and other meetings and events are normally held in the central belt of Scotland.  The estimated time commitment is up to 2 – 3 days per month averaged over an annual period.

The Chair has a particular responsibility for providing effective strategic leadership to the Board on matters such as:

• Ensuring that Board meetings are effective, efficient and appropriate with important strategic issues raised and discussed
• Encouraging high standards of propriety, and promoting the efficient use of executive team and other resources throughout the organisation
• Representing the views of EDAS externally

For details of current Board members and further information about EDAS, please view our website at

The post is unremunerated although essential expenses will be covered if required.
The EDAS Chair is supported by the following structure: two Vice Chairs, a Board of Directors, three sub-committees (Finance & Governance, Policy & Strategy, Membership & CPD), and an executive team (Executive Officer, Strategy Implementation Executive, and a Finance / Admin Officer):

If you have the relevant experience and are interested in this prestigious opportunity to help support and inform economic development across Scotland, please send a covering letter with your CV, detailing two referees, to Executive Officer, Elaine Bone:  For queries please email or phone 07801 354591.

Closing Date for applications: 5pm on 31 March 2017.  Interviews will be conducted by the EDAS Nominations Committee.

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