Opportunity to join the Board of High Life Highland

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Two opportunities have arisen for people with an interest in community learning and leisure services in Highland communities to become involved as Directors of the Board of High Life Highland to deliver these services on behalf of The Highland Council.

High Life Highland (HLH) is a charity registered in Scotland and a company, limited by guarantee, wholly owned by The Highland Council. Its ambition is to be recognised and respected as the leading organisation in the area for the development and promotion of opportunities in culture, learning, sport, leisure, health and wellbeing.

As a result of the sad loss of Chairman, Laurence Young and a retiral, the Council is looking to recruit two new Directors to the Board to provide strategic direction and governance to the company and expert advice and support to its management team.  

Applications are welcome from individuals with a good track record in business or community management, experience of leading a team within a company or community organisation, knowledge of the cultural, learning and/or leisure sector in the Highlands, relevant business skills and a particular interest and/or experience in –

  • representing young people’s views;
  • health
  • older people’s issues
  • partnership working; and
  • tourism

People from under-represented groups are encouraged to apply, with preference given to people who are based in the Highlands. The positions are unpaid but reasonable expenses will be available.  

Anyone interested has until 2pm on 19 January 2015 to submit their application.  Interviews will take place on 19 February 2015 and appointments will be confirmed at The Highland Council meeting on 13 March 2015.  

For an application pack please contact Mrs F MacBain on 01463 702119 or at fiona.macbain@highland.gov.uk  

The positions are not open to employees of The Highland Council or High Life Highland. For an informal chat regarding High Life Highland please contact Ian Murray, Chief Executive on 01463 663800.


2 Dec 2014
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