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Opportunity to join the Board of High Life Highland

14th December 2012

The Highland Council and High Life Highland are seeking to recruit two Directors to the Board of High Life Highland who can provide strategic direction and governance to the company and expert advice and support to its management team.

High Life Highland (HLH) is a charity registered in Scotland and a company, Limited by Guarantee, wholly owned by The Highland Council. Its purpose is to develop and promote opportunities in culture, learning, sport, leisure, health and wellbeing. The Company was established on 1 October 2011 to deliver a suite of Community Learning and Leisure Services on behalf of The Highland Council across the Highlands.

The Companys 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.

The main business of High Life Highland is the delivery of a Service Delivery Contract for The Highland Council across the Companys nine areas of work. These are Adult Learning; Museums; Archives; Outdoor Education; Arts; Sport; Leisure Facilities; Youth Work and Libraries.

Applications would be particularly welcome from individuals with a good track record in business or community management and experience of leading a team within a company or community organisation. Experience of working as part of a Board or Senior Management Team, knowledge of the cultural, learning and/or leisure sector in the Highlands and relevant business skills that could contribute to the development of the company including financial, legal, property, personnel, marketing, ICT and general management skills would also be desirable.

Directors are unpaid but reasonable expenses will be available. Preference will be given to applicants who are resident within the Scottish Highlands. Appointments are not open to employees of The Highland Council or High Life Highland.

Anyone interested in an informal chat regarding High Life Highland should give the Chief Executive Ian Murray a call on 01463 663824. The closing date for applications is Monday 21 January 2013. Interviews will take place on 21 February and appointments will be made at The Highland Council meeting held in Inverness on 7 March 2013.

For an application pack please contact Cheryl MacIver on 01463 702945 or e-mail cheryl.maciver[AT] .

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