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Chair of the Airspace Change Stakeholder Reference Group

The Consultation Institute (tCI) and Edinburgh Airport Limited (EAL) are establishing a Stakeholder Reference Group to support the consultation and engagement aspects of EAL’s Airspace Change Programme, run under the Civil Aviation Authority’s (CAA) CAP1616 process.

Stakeholder Reference Group
The Stakeholder Reference Group (SRG) is a time limited group, being established to contribute to and comment on the Airspace Change Programme and how it proceeds through CAP1616 process. The SRG will reflect local and relevant stakeholder interests and provide additional views and perspectives to EAL and its advisers as it seeks to engage and consult the public over proposed changes to airspace.

Role of the Chair
The Chair will ensure that the SRG functions properly, that there is full participation at meetings, all relevant matters are discussed, and that effective decisions and recommendations are implemented and/or reviewed.
The Chair will be key to the establishment of the SRG including recruitment of members, building trust with and working with a number of key partners including EAL Consultative Committee (EACC) and Noise Advisory Board (EANAB).

Person specification
We wish to recruit a dynamic strategic leader who has exceptional influencing and negotiation skills, with the credibility to build trust and nurture strong relationships with key internal and external stakeholders at all levels. They must be able to demonstrate strong leadership skills, an excellent understanding of governance, preferably gained in an environment which values public engagement and meaningful consultation, and highly effective communication skills.
They should have spent 3 out of the past 5 years at Senior Director or CEO/MD level in a complex organisation with experience of chairing a board or committee.

Renumeration and time commitment
£10,000 for the duration of project, with the expectation of working 1 to 2 days per month. The successful candidate will enter into a contract with the Consultation Institute.
The post is expected to last until late April/early May 2021, subject to the Airspace Change Project timelines.
The postholder will be expected to attend and chair meetings in central and west Edinburgh.

To apply:
• provide an up-to-date CV
• write a brief supporting statement setting out why you are applying, drawing out relevant experience that equips you for the role and why think you might be the best candidate for the Chair of the SRG. You should also declare any potential conflicts of interest.

The information in your statement, and the way in which it is presented will form a key part of the shortlisting process.

The closing date for applications is 5pm on 31 January 2020. Apply here.

If you have any questions about the role, please contact David Jones (The Consultation Institute) on 07791 290079. The interviews will take place on 12 February in Edinburgh.

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