Executive Director recruitment
The Institute of Auctioneers and Appraisers in Scotland (IAAS) is the representative body for livestock markets, valuers and auctioneers across Scotland. We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic and committed Executive Director to lead our operations in Scotland.
3 days per week, home based, remuneration subject to experience.
About the Institute
The Institute of Auctioneers and Appraisers in Scotland (IAAS) is the representative body for livestock markets, valuers and auctioneers across Scotland. We fight for the interests of those markets and the central role they play in the working of the rural and agricultural economy.
The Executive Director will report to the President of the Institute, and through him to the IAAS Council.
The Executive Director (ED) shall be responsible for the overall operations of the Institute, implementing such policies and objectives set by the Council from time to time. The ED will work within an agreed budget set by the Council, under the chairmanship of the President, and shall be responsible for supervising the work of any consultants and staff working to support the IAAS in its work. Specifically, the ED shall maintain a watching brief on developments in agricultural and other policy areas, and speak for the Institute through participation in industry working groups, policy development bodies and in discussions with other industry stakeholders. He/she shall be primarily responsible for developing key strategic relationships with other industry bodies and representatives. It is anticipated that this role shall be on the basis of a three days a week time commitment, will be home based though will inevitably involve regular travel.
Responsibilities and Duties
- Individually responsible for the operation of the Institute, the achievement of key objectives and for member support and liaison
- Report to the Council and to the annual conference of members on a regular basis
- Maintain a daily and weekly dialogue with the President, to whom the CEO would be responsible
- Monitor developments across the rural economy, and flag opportunities for IAAS intervention when in the interests of our members
- Lead on developing and representing the views of IAAS and be seen as an authority on the livestock markets in Scotland
- Maintain a close working relationship with the membership of the institute, seek out and co-ordinate the views of members in response to relevant industry and government consultations
- Attend meetings and events on policy matters as a representative of the Institute
- Work with other industry stakeholders to advance the interests of livestock markets in Scotland
- Work flexibly from a home base in Scotland, though be available for travel across Scotland, the UK and exceptionally to Europe.
- Relevant experience of the agricultural sector in Scotland, with an excellent level of existing contacts across relevant stakeholders
- Previous experience in personnel and stakeholder relationship management
- Excellent written and IT skills to allow effective communication with members and stakeholders
- A motivated self-starter with excellent oral and presentational communication skills
Applications in confidence to firstname.lastname@example.org