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Social Enterprise Scotland recruits chair for its board of directors 

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The person who succeeds will support the group act as the representative body of social enterprises in Scotland.

Social Enterprise Scotland is recruiting a new chair to lead its board to help the organisation represent its diverse membership and act as the representative body of social enterprises in Scotland.

The successful applicant will be a voice of governance and leadership for the sector and oversee the direction and strategy of Social Enterprise Scotland’s board of directors. 

They will contribute to social change and influence stakeholders, and work with Social Enterprise Scotland's chief executive to further strengthen the organisation.

Social Enterprise Scotland was recently selected by the Scottish Government to become the representative body for social enterprises, the new chair, who will hold the joint role of board director, will develop and strengthen the board and embrace new opportunities arising from the evolution to the Single Enhanced Intermediary. 

They will also be expected to embrace an inclusive and broad-church approach, supporting traditional social enterprise structures as well as emerging purpose-driven business models and grassroots organisations.

Chris Martin, chief executive of Social Enterprise Scotland, said: “Social Enterprise Scotland was recently chosen by the Scottish Government to become the Single Enhanced Intermediary for social enterprises in Scotland. 

“We work with the diverse and inclusive voices of social enterprise across the country and represent a growing movement. 

“This is an exciting time to join our board of directors as its new chair as we seek to embrace new opportunities as they arise.

“We are keen to hear from anyone who believes they fit our requirements to help us champion the sector in Scotland.”

The role will carry a stipend of £10,000 per year and the successful applicant would be expected to spend around three to four days a month on Social Enterprise Scotland business, chairing four board meetings a year, and representing the board at meetings, conferences and events. 

Applications will close on Sunday, November 27, with interviews expected to take place in the week beginning December 5.