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Non-Executive Board Director

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 30th April 2023

  • Advertised from 20th March 2023


This is an interesting, challenging and exciting opportunity for a forward thinking, self-motivated and highly driven individual to join the Board of Edinburgh Science Ltd.

We are a not-for-profit enterprise that delivers activities in the UK including Edinburgh Science Festival, the learning programmes Generation Science, Careers Hive and a variety of climate /sustainability events and activities.

About us:

Our mission is to inspire, encourage and challenge people of all ages and backgrounds to explore, understand and engage with the world around them and to communicate the educational, social and economic benefits of science and technology. As leaders in our field of Science Communication, we work year-round to create and deliver dynamic hands-on workshops and exhibitions and inspirational shows, discussions, debates and performances that continually push the boundaries of public engagement with science. Communication and engagement is at the core of all our work and we strive to ensure that this is embedded in all aspects of our organisation.

About the role:

We aim to have a Board which covers the key areas in which we work, and we are now seeking to appoint an additional member. We are also looking to diversify the Board. We encourage applications from the whole breadth of our ethnically and culturally diverse communities, and from people at all stages in their careers.

A summary of the role, tasks and responsibilities and other background is available here:

Priority will be focussed on potential new members who have experience and skills in:

  • Finance and Accountancy

Our non-executive board have ultimate responsibility for the operation and development of the organisation, including employability, compliance with legislation, fundraising, public relations and financial control.

There are four full board meetings of Edinburgh Science Ltd you would be expected to attend. Other sub-committees may meet on an ad hoc basis.

About you:

  • Proven executive experience, ideally in an environment where managing change has been required.
  • A strong strategic and commercial background.
  • An interest in the work of Edinburgh Science.
  • An excellent ability to work in collaboration with other stakeholders.
  • Experience of formation, implementation and achievement of a business vision and strategy.
  • IT literacy.

If you have the skills, experience, and time to commit to this role, then we would love to hear from you.

We would be particularly interested in applicants who are:

  • Women
  • From BME or under-represented groups

Application notes

To apply please visit our website

The closing date for applications: Sunday 30 April, 11.59PM

Interviews will be held from: W/c 15 May 2023