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Join the SSN Steering Group – Recruiting new members now!

9 November 2018

SSN is looking for new members to join the Steering Group. As Scotland’s public sector steps up action on the transformational change needed to deliver ambitious climate targets this is an exciting opportunity to join the strategic leadership of Scotland’s largest network of public sector professionals working in climate change and sustainability.

The SSN Steering Group provides strategic direction for the Network and supports the secretariat to deliver its programme of activity. With a number of current members’ terms coming to an end the secretariat is aiming to fill between four and six places on the Group.

The role involves working closely with senior stakeholders, key public sector organisations and leadership, national policy teams, subject area experts, and peers and colleagues across Scotland. The Steering Group also offers a valuable opportunity for public sector sustainability and climate champions to engage at national level and to guide the development and delivery of the Network.

Professionally and personally rewarding

Joining the Steering Group is an opportunity to develop strategic leadership skills, to engage and work with peers and to influence decision making that makes a real difference.

Current SSN Chair Chris Wood-Gee says:

“It’s an exciting, and critical, time for the public sector – the SSN offers an excellent opportunity to lead and take action on climate change and sustainability. The Steering Group is a senior-level, trusted space for public sector practitioners and decision-makers to engage directly with peers and leaders from across the public sector and to steer the development of the Network.”

Former Chair and SSN member Rebecca Bell says:

“Being on the Steering Group gave me the opportunity to collaborate on high-profile projects – such as the State of Scotland’s Environment Report – and it gave me opportunities to engage directly with influential organisations such as the Scottish Government and COSLA. I was able to take on a leadership role that wasn’t available to me in my day-to-day work – which was great for my career development and it boosted my confidence tremendously. I don’t think I would have stood for Parliament if I hadn’t been on the SSN steering group!”

Apply by 14 December

Applicants are asked to submit a brief supporting statement along with two references by 12 noon, 14 December. Applications will be reviewed and up to six new roles will be appointed by January 2019. Terms of service is for three years with an opportunity to renew for a further year.

For full details and a description of the role please download the specification here. To apply please contact and provide your name, title and organisation and contact details along with a brief supporting statement answering why you would like to be on the steering group and what you will bring to the role and the network. In addition, please provide the names of two references along with contact details. You are welcome to submit additional information such as a current CV.

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