Scottish Science Advisory Council

Appointment of Chair and New Member

£250 per Day
28 Jun 2019
01 Sep 2019
Contract Type
Part Time

Scottish Science Advisory Council (SSAC)

Appointment of Chair and New Members

The SSAC provides independent advice, through its Chair, to the Chief Scientific Adviser for Scotland, to inform policy development and delivery across all areas of the Scottish Government’s work.

Applications for the Chair and members of the SSAC are sought from suitably qualified individuals who are experts and leaders in their own area, able to demonstrate a broad understanding of strategic science, engineering or technology issues, and to demonstrate connectivity to relevant networks in Scotland and further afield. Members are also expected to be operating at a senior level, most likely in academia, business or industry. Experience in a similar advisory or committee environment is desirable.  Applicants for the Chair must also be able to demonstrate leadership at a senior level.

We are looking to appoint up to seven Members to work alongside the new Chair and existing members. Appointments will be for three years initially, with the possibility of extension. Members are not remunerated but reasonable expenses involved in attending meetings, including standard-class travel and child and adult care costs, will be reimbursed. Remuneration for the role of Chair will be a daily rate of £250 for time spent on council business which we anticipate will be around 12-15 days per annum.

For further details visit: or email to request an application pack.

Closing date: 1 September 2019.

Interviews: 20th September and 2nd October 2019 in Glasgow.

SSAC welcomes applications from eligible candidates from diverse backgrounds and actively encourages applications from disabled people.

Appointed on merit; committed to diversity and equality.