Opportunity opens for two new members to join SEPA’s Board

  25 September 2017
An exciting opportunity to join the Board of the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) has opened today (Monday, 25 September), with Scottish Ministers looking to appoint two Non-Executive members from 1 January 2018.

The recruitment process has been launched by the Scottish Government’s Public Appointments and encourages applicants from a diverse range of talents and professional backgrounds to reflect the diversity of the Scottish people. In particular, candidates with strong analytical skills, business management experience and professionals with digital marketing credentials are being sought to compliment and expand on the current strengths of SEPA’s Board. Applicants will also be expected to evidence excellent interpersonal skills and be comfortable in engaging with employees at all levels of the agency.

Board members are responsible for the overall direction and performance of the organisation, including its efficiency and effectiveness as a public body. To highlight the specific qualities and values of the SEPA Board, a video message from the Chairman, Bob Downes is available for potential applicants to view on the SEPA website.

SEPA’s Chairman, Bob Downes, said:

“Being part of SEPA’s Board is a hugely rewarding experience, as it places our members at the forefront of shaping the way we safeguard our natural environment and improve it for future generations to enjoy.

“We’re looking for the broadest range of candidates possible, as the strength of our Board is defined by the diversity of talent and skills that each individual brings to the post. It’s an exciting opportunity and one that has a tangible impact on our role as Scotland’s environmental regulator.”      

Interested candidates should apply via Scottish Government’s Public Appointments website, by Thursday 19 October, 2017. Shortlisted candidates will be invited for interview, following which Scottish Ministers will approve the final candidates for each vacancy.

To hear more about what it means to be a SEPA Board member from serving members, please check our YouTube channel.  


Notes to editors

  • Appointments to SEPA’s Board are made by Scottish Ministers and are regulated by the Commissioner for Ethical Standard in Public Life Scotland. These appointments are for a four year term with the possibility of reappointment subject to evidence of effective performance and satisfying the skills and knowledge required at the time of reappointment and beyond.  Any appointment and subsequent re-appointment will not extend beyond a maximum of eight years.

  • Recruitment for two Non-Executive Board Member positions will remain open until the 19 October, 2017.

  • More information on SEPA’s Board is available on the SEPA website.