Scottish Ministers want to appoint up to two new members to the Board of Architecture & Design Scotland. We are particularly interested in people who understand how the built environment can help tackle the climate emergency through collaborative place-making and community engagement. Previous board experience is not required.

About Architecture & Design Scotland

 Architecture & Design Scotland’s role is to champion design and promote the delivery of good architecture and great places. It does this by working with other organisations to achieve a focus on place, architecture and urban design across all aspects of policy and practice.

 Architecture & Design Scotland is a public body and its remit is set out by Scottish Ministers in Creating Places – A Policy statement on architecture and place for Scotland. This includes supporting the creation and renewal of sustainable buildings and places, improving skills and increasing understanding.

 The A&DS Corporate Strategy 2021-31 outlines its priorities and objectives for the next ten years to realise the vision of a Scotland whose places are healthy, sustainable and thriving, where everyone works together to shape their future.


Purpose and role of Board Members

 As a member of the Board, you will help ensure that Architecture & Design Scotland’s strategy and business plan reflects its role and are being implemented effectively.

 Board Members must have a keen interest in, and awareness of the importance of the built environment, be able to see the bigger picture, and have strong communication and influencing skills, along with the ability to monitor performance and promote good governance. General information about core skills for board members is here.

 Please click here to view messages from existing Board Members.


Terms of appointment

 The Board meets once a month except in January and July and members are expected to attend all of these meetings.  In addition, the Board is currently supported by two sub-committees made-up of Board members and which each meet around four times per year.  Currently all meetings are held on-line, though this may change in the future.

 In total, the anticipated time commitment for Board Members is 24 days a year on Board business including attending meetings and events, preparation for meetings and other duties as appropriate. There will also be periods when pressure of business may require additional time.

 The Board Member appointment is remunerated at the gross daily rate of £178.57 per day, providing a yearly remuneration of £4,286.  You will also receive reimbursement for reasonable travel expenses and reasonable child care/carer costs incurred whilst undertaking Board duties.

 This appointment will be for up to 4 years in the first instance. This appointment will be formally effective from 1st June 2022.

The closing date for applications is Wednesday, 9 March 2022.


More information available here.

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