The Chair will have both a leadership and a representational role. They will lead and manage the RIFG’s business, provide clear direction on its remit and objectives, promote constructive debate and effective decision making at its meetings, and act as its spokesperson and representative.
The Chair should have the ability to lead and obtain consensus within the RIFG and be able to gain an understanding of, and advise the group about, current Marine Scotland policies.
The Chair will set their own schedule and frequency for RIFG meetings, but it is expected that at least four executive committee meetings will be held each year. The Chair will also be expected to attend a number of meetings of any RIFG working groups operating in their area.
The Chair will be expected to work on a part-time basis of up to three days per week. An honorarium of £275 per day will be paid, and travel & subsistence costs will also be reimbursed. The length of appointment will be for an initial period of 12 months, with the opportunity for this to be extended.