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Society Secretary

£45,000 – £55,000
This position is now closed to applications.


Since 1784, The Royal Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland (RHASS) has been the respected standard-bearer for farming and rural industry in Scotland.  With over 16,000 members, its key remit is to promote Scotland’s land-based and allied businesses.  A registered charity, the Society plays a pivotal role in the creation of a better understanding of the management of Scotland’s land and rural resources.

RHASS is now looking to recruit a Society Secretary to manage, and advise upon, the organisation’s obligations, duties, risks and mandatory reporting requirements so as to ensure the organisation operates within its statutory and charitable frameworks. The Secretary will take a proactive and future focused view, advising the Society on the way forward in terms of governance and membership and will promote RHASS as a charitable organisation.

The successful candidate will have significant experience of working in a membership organisation or similar. He / she will be knowledgeable on reporting requirements and have experience at an executive level of analysing issues, data and evidence objectively. The Secretary will be a diplomatic and experienced communicator who ideally has knowledge of, and involvement in, the agricultural sector or wider rural areas. As a member of the Management Team, you will also be expected to contribute to long-tern strategic planning and as such you should be comfortable and capable in this area.

The full Job Description can be downloaded below:

For a confidential discussion please contact Nigel Fortnum or Liam Kelly on 0141 212 7555.

To apply, please complete the short form below and submit your CV and covering letter. You will receive an email acknowledgement of your application; if you do not receive this within 2 hours please contact Kelsey Sinclair on 0141 212 7555 to ensure it has been received.

Closing date for applications is Monday 14th August 2017.

Meeting to agree candidates for interview – Wednesday 23rd August 2017

Initial interviews – Wednesday 30th August 2017

Final interviews – week commencing 4th September 2017 (exact date to be confirmed asap).