Independent, Non-Exec Board Member

A non-remunerated position (with expenses paid for meetings and events)

Our new three-year strategy will be launched over the summer, so it is an exciting time to join CDN’s Board. We will be growing our core services, income-generating activities, and building upon our partnerships with many other organisations and agencies.

We are a small but high-performing organisation headquartered on the University of Stirling’s campus. We engage with colleagues and partners across Scotland and beyond. Our high profile and experienced Board of Directors would like to welcome a new independent member to join us as we take the next steps in our growth and development.

Prior board level experience is not a pre-requisite for the role – enthusiasm, creativity, and an interest in skills and education are. Applicants from all backgrounds will be considered equally, and we particularly encourage applications from under-represented groups (women, those with disabilities, ethnic minorities, LGBTQI+ and young people).

We are also particularly interested to hear from individuals who have professional or non-executive experience in the fields of:

Board members would be expected to attend five meetings each year. At present the majority of our meetings are held online, with any face-to-face meetings planned well in advance and fully expensed.

View Person Specification for Non-Exec Board Member here

To request a confidential conversation with our Chair prior to formal application, please email

To apply, please submit a CV and covering letter to

The current Chair retires on 31 August and the Board, from within their group, will elect a new Chair, with all Board members being eligible for nomination.

The closing date for applications is 5pm, Monday 19 June. Interviews are expected to take place by the end of June (interviews will be conducted online).