Board members are being sought by Food Standards Scotland (FSS), the new body which will take over the regulation of food safety in Scotland from April 2015.
“This is an exciting opportunity to join a new public body at the very outset of its existence, and to help to establish it in its role,” said FSS in a published invitation to all interested parties to apply for a board position.
“We are seeking applications from people with a variety of background and skills, including strategic thinking, analytical ability, judgement, team working and communication. We would welcome applications from people who have an understanding of financial management or audit, and from those who have an understanding or experience of consumer advocacy, or of food safety and standards, or public health nutrition.”
Completed applications must be received on or before October 20, 2014, with a day fee of £207 offered for all time spent on board duties.
FSS also said that applications from groups “currently under-represented on Scotland’s public bodies, such as women, disabled people and people aged under 50″ would be particularly welcome.