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Consider Applying for the Role of Non-Executive Chair of the Board of the Scottish Arbitration Centre!

28 August, 2020

The Scottish Arbitration Centre, the “home of domestic and international arbitration in Scotland”, is currently conducting a search for candidates for the position of Non-Executive Chair of the Board, which will become vacant when the present Chair Brandon Malone steps down in February 2021.

The successful applicant will initially take on the role of Vice Chair. The term of appointment is three years, with the potential for a second term.

Applications are due by no later than 25 September 2020, although candidates are encouraged to submit their application as soon as possible! Interviews will take place on 30 October 2020.

Applicants must complete the application form available here, including a supporting statement explaining why they are suitable for the role. A full specification for the role is available here. We encourage all potential applicants to carefully review the requirements for candidates and the selection process set out in the advertisement.

Criteria for candidates include:

  • Knowledge and experience of arbitration
  • Strong leadership and interpersonal skills to develop effective and lasting internal and external relationships
  • Ability to challenge constructively and contribute to high quality decision-making within a Board or team environment
  • Ability to bring together different perspectives and skills to achieve consensus through balanced discussion at senior level
  • Excellent listening skills
  • Ability to offer support, insight, information and guidance to others
  • Ability to contribute effectively to strategic planning and risk management processes
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to build and maintain relationships with key stakeholders
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively to a range of stakeholders
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Ability to process sensitive, complex information
  • Demonstrable financial acumen
  • Networking skills

We encourage everyone, including ArbitralWomen members who satisfy the above criteria, to please consider applying for the position.