EDAS - The Economic Development Association Scotland is a voluntary, membership based organisation committed to an evidence-based examination of all aspects of Scottish economic development. We have over 2,500 individual and corporate members across wide ranging sectors and geographies. Collectively they represent many strands of opinion and experience, but all are bonded by a deep desire to improve the impact and effectiveness of policy making. Our mission is to ensure that key aspects of economic development are kept at the forefront of economic debate and comment in Scotland. Through shared experience, networks and skills; as well as referencing evidence and facts, EDAS is positioned as one of Scotland's most authoritative and respected sources of informed commentary on economic development.
EDAS organises regular events all over Scotland with leading speakers on key economic development issues, to enable members to connect, learn, exchange information and enjoy a neutral space for policy discussion. EDAS also regularly organises popularfoundation and update courses in economic development.
 
This is an exciting time for the organisation, with 2016 seeing the culmination of our policy analysis framework, A Route Map for Common Ambition for Scotland.
 
We currently have vacancies for three directors. Although any relevant background will be considered, we are particularly looking for people with expertise or a background in corporate governance, the voluntary sector, or people at the early stage of their professional career in economic development. We are also aiming to expand the diversity of the Board.
 
Directorships are unpaid, though expenses will be covered.  The Board meets quarterly, generally in Glasgow. Meetings last no more than two hours. Most directors are also involved in one or more Board sub groups which cover Finance and Governance, CPD and Membership, and Policy.  Directors serve a maximum of four terms of three years and are required to retire and be the subject of re-election every three years.
 
As a Director of EDAS, you can expect to enjoy making new connections, leading on the development and growth of the organisation, and supporting your professional development.
 
If you feel that you have the skills and commitment to become a director, please send your CV, detailing two referees, to Elaine Bone  If you would like to have an initial discussion regarding your interest, please contact Elaine Bone on 07801 354591 or at ebone@edas.org.uk.
 
Closing Date for applications:  Thursday, 14th July 2016. Interviews will be held at the end of July and nominations taken to the current Board of Directors in August.  The first meeting of the new Board will be held in November.
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