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Vacancy: Non-Executive Director

EMEC is pioneering the development of a globally successful marine energy industry as part of a clean energy system. Established in 2003, the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) Ltd is the world’s leading centre for testing and demonstrating wave and tidal renewable energy technologies in the sea, and is driving the development of the sector throughout the UK and globally.

The centre is also pioneering the development of the green hydrogen economy and opened a demonstration hydrogen production facility in 2016, producing carbon-neutral hydrogen using renewable energy. With unprecedented experience of providing demonstration, technical and commercial support in these sectors, EMEC is diversifying its portfolio with floating offshore wind and clean energy systems projects. EMEC is a not for profit organisation which has received considerable government support in its creation and development. It operates as a commercial organisation with a clear focus on self-sustainability while delivering economic benefit both regionally and nationally.

Non-Executive Director

£15,026 per annum

We are looking to appoint a new non-executive director to strengthen the EMEC Board. This is a critical position which will offer strategic guidance and governance to the company and strong leadership during EMEC’s next phase of development and growth.

We are seeking applications from individuals with a proven track record in finance and risk management, with appropriate accountancy qualifications. You will have a good existing network in the public sector and have operated at senior positions in other organisations.

EMEC values diversity. In light of the current composition of the board we would particularly welcome applications from suitably qualified and experienced female candidates.

The appointment will be for a period of three years from January 2020 with an anticipated time commitment of around 30 days per annum, which will vary on a month by month basis to suit business needs.

Do you want to lead the charge in the marine energy revolution?

Apply now:

Thank you for your interest in EMEC. Please consider the job description and submit your C.V. to hr@emec.org.uk along with a covering letter explaining how you believe you fit the description for the post. The following information must also be provided:

  • A completed Equal Opportunities Monitoring form.
  • Written confirmation that you are eligible to work in the UK. Documentation will be requested if you successfully progress to the next stage of our recruitment process. For examples of eligibility proof, please visit https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/right-to-work-checklist.
  • An indication of any times that you will not be available for interview on the date noted below.

For an informal discussion about this post please call Donna Ritch on 01856 852040.

Closing date for applications: 1pm Monday 25th November 2019
Interview date: Friday 13th December 2019 – interviews will be held in Edinburgh and you will be expected to attend in person.

All of the relevant documents that are required to apply for this job can be found at the bottom of this page in the downloads section.


Non-Executive Director Job Description








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