SOSE Board Member Recruitment

SOSE is urging anyone who would like to make a real difference in the South to consider applying to become one of our Board members. Scottish Ministers are seeking to appoint up to four new members to its Board to take up the role for up to four years from 1 April 2022.

Board Member Role

Members of the board are appointed by Scottish Ministers and have a collective responsibility for the proper conduct of SOSE affairs. They are not appointed as representatives of individual organisations and are expected to use the skills, knowledge and experience gained in their own careers when taking decisions on behalf of SOSE.  Members are drawn from a range of backgrounds in the public, private and third sectors.

The main duties of SOSE board members are to provide leadership, governance, direction, support and guidance, to ensure that SOSE delivers its functions effectively and efficiently and in accordance with the aims, policies and priorities of Scottish Ministers. 


Members’ corporate responsibilities, under the leadership of the SOSE Chair, include:

- taking forward the strategic aims and objectives of SOSE as agreed by Scottish Ministers;

- dealing with changes which are likely to impact on the strategic aims and objectives of SOSE or on the attainability of its operational targets;

- promoting the efficient, economic and effective use of budget, staff and other assets and resources by SOSE consistent with the principles of Best Value, including, where appropriate, participation in shared services arrangements;

- ensuring there are effective arrangements to provide assurance on risk management, governance and internal controls;

- regularly reviewing financial and other information concerning the management and performance of SOSE;

- demonstrating high standards of corporate governance at all times, including openness and transparency in decision making;

- acting as an ambassador for SOSE and engaging with key internal and external stakeholder groups to support and advance SOSE’s strategic aims and objectives.


Board members will also be expected to demonstrate a willingness to develop an understanding of SOSE operations.

The appointments are for four years and will take effect from 1 April 2022. 

How to apply

For further information about becoming a SOSE Board Member and to apply, please visit: