Board Members


Appointment of Members of the Board of Quality Meat Scotland
Appointments commencing on 1 September 2021 and 1 April 2022

Scottish Ministers are looking to appoint up to five new Members of the Board of Quality Meat Scotland (QMS). Three appointments will take effect from 1 September 2021 with two from 1 April 2022.

Applicants need to demonstrate evidence of at least one of the following:
• knowledge and experience of pig production;
• knowledge and experience of food retailing generally and specifically red meat;
• knowledge and experience of marketing and promotional activities;
• knowledge and experience of red meat processing.

Applicants also need to demonstrate evidence of all of the following:
• ability to challenge constructively and contribute to high quality decision making and priority setting within a Board or team environment;
• ability to communicate clearly and effectively to a range of stakeholders;
• ability to contribute to the work of Quality Meat Scotland Board ensuring it remains relevant to levy payers;
• ability to contribute effectively to strategic planning and risk management processes.

Finally, it would be desirable if applicants had the ability to be an effective member of the Remuneration Committee (RemCo).

An application pack and full details on this and other public appointments can be found at If you experience any difficulties accessing the site, please contact 0300 244 1898 or email

The closing date for completed applications is 5 July 2021.

Accessibility to public appointments is a fundamental requirement and the public appointments process promotes, demonstrates and upholds equality of opportunity for all applicants. The Scottish Government will always give consideration to disability-related reasonable adjustments that an applicant might request to enable them to demonstrate their merit and participate fully in the selection process. If you require any of the application pack documentation in an alternative format, please contact Freephone 0300 244 1898 or

Scottish Ministers particularly welcome applications from people with protected characteristics that are under-represented, such as women, disabled people, those from minority ethnic communities and people aged under 50.

Appointed on merit; committed to diversity and equality

Tel: 0300 244 1898 | E-mail:
Web: | Closing Date: Monday 5th July 2021

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