5 vacancies currently exist for Non-Councillor Board Members and applications are invited
from individuals who are interested in helping to shape the future development of the
transport strategy, and project delivery for the South East Scotland region.
Applicants should have the experience, competencies and abilities to work at a strategic level
and these may have been gained from across business, public, education or voluntary
sectors. Knowledge of transport issues is desirable and financial awareness is also desirable.
Indeed, the Scottish Government guidance also highlights the role of users of transport as
potentially vital in governance terms. There is also induction and training opportunities
provided to members and ongoing support is available.
Board Membership is not paid but certain expenses are met. The successful candidates will
be expected to attend up to 6 meetings a year with the possibility of a few additional informal
meetings with a total time commitment of 8-10 days (which covers both time spent in
meetings and preparation for those meetings). Board meetings are currently scheduled
10am-1pm, during weekdays in the months of March, June, September and December.
Currently, the meetings are held online via Microsoft Teams. When a return to face to face
meetings is agreed, the meetings may be held at Victoria Quay, Edinburgh, EH6 6QQ or The
City Chambers, Edinburgh, EH1 1YJ.
The appointment will be for a period of 4 years.