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logo: Scottish Natural Heritage - all of nature for all of ScotlandDirector of Policy and Advice

Based in Inverness

Salary: £69,143 per annum

 

Scottish Natural Heritage is the public body charged with caring for some of Scotland’s most precious and important assets – its wildlife and landscapes. Our job is not only to protect and enhance this asset, but to promote its understanding and enjoyment by people in Scotland, encouraging everyone to care for nature.

 

Like many others, our organisation is facing a time of significant change and your brief is to provide strategic leadership to our Policy and Advice Directorate. You’ll set and communicate the context for Policy and Advice activities and services; identify new partnerships and improvement opportunities; guide prioritisation and ensure the Directorate performance and risk is effectively managed. As a member of our senior management team, you’ll provide leadership to the organisation, helping to set and deliver corporate goals, adjusting to the requirements of change in a leadership team context.

 

You’ll bring your strategic approach to acquiring, managing and using information and expert knowledge to meet corporate objectives, and your ability to analyse and prioritise information and credibly communicate it to key stakeholders including senior politicians and the SNH Board, will be second to none.

 

If you have any of the following, we’d be particularly keen to hear from you: understanding of the current issues affecting Scotland’s natural heritage; a professional background in one of the key disciplines or spheres of knowledge which are core to SNH’s remit; experience of using different media and communication channels to convey corporate messages; experience of working with a non-Executive Board; understanding of the Scottish public sector and its political context; experience of implementing policy as well as informing its development.

 

We want ensure our organisation reflects the diversity of the communities/population we serve therefore, we would particularly welcome applications from women.

 

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Closing date: 30th April 2017