Come on Board: South of Scotland Enterprise

Come on Board: New public body South of Scotland Enterprise seeking board members

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About this Event

Do you have enthusiasm and an inquiring mind? Are you keen to share your views and make a difference? Do you want to extend your network and enhance your leadership skills?

The Scottish Government is establishing a new public body called South of Scotland Enterprise (SOSE). It will operate in across the south of Scotland, in the Scottish Borders and Dumfries and Galloway local authority areas. SOSE aims to advance inclusive growth, increase competitiveness and tackle inequality in the South of Scotland and ensure the region benefits from a new approach that supports a diverse and resilient economy, sustains and grows communities, and harnesses the potential of people and resources.

SOSE, in collaboration with Changing the Chemistry (CtC), is running two free events to encourage more people, particularly those from diverse backgrounds, to consider applying for board positions with SOSE. SOSE will be advertising for members for its new Board in early December. These events will be held early evening (from 6pm) in Dumfries on Monday November 25 and Galashiels on Tuesday November 26.

You may never have considered a board position before – but your experience may be invaluable to a variety of organisations. Come along and explore further!

The Scottish Government, in collaboration with CtC, would like to invite you to discover more about the benefits of taking on a board role and find out about this new public body. The session (starting at 17.45 for a 18.00 start, speakers till 19.20 and closing at 20.00) will cover:

  • The role of South of Scotland Enterprise and its board
  • The benefits of being on a board and the experiences of those on boards
  • The appointment process for public sector boards and the support and help available

You will hear from current board members about their experience and from the Scottish Government Public Appointments Team about the process. The event will also introduce you to Changing the Chemistry and give you the opportunity to network with like-minded people and explore your questions on diversity and board opportunities.

If you have friends and colleagues who you think would benefit from this, please pass it on.

The venue is wheelchair accessible and has an Induction loop. If further assistance is required or any questions about the event, please contact CtC.

Many of us don’t realise how much we have to offer so even if you are not sure the boardroom is for you, please do come along and learn more. All welcome!

Changing the Chemistry (SCIO) is registered with the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator SC045519.

Registered Office: 3a Dublin Meuse, Edinburgh EH3 6NW @changingthechem