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Deputy Director for Trade Policy

Contract Type
Public Sector
Edinburgh or Glasgow
Circa £71,508
Expiry Date
We are looking for an proven, inclusive leader capable of inspiring and motivating teams in a dynamic environment

Job Description

We need someone who combines strategic economic policy judgement and political awareness with the experience and ability to lead, motivate and develop teams and work effectively across organisation boundaries. The successful candidate will have a track record of influencing and delivery at senior levels with expertise in driving change and translating strategic challenges into clear delivery objectives.


You will lead the Trade Policy Division in delivering its overall goal that Scottish trade policy protects Scotland’s interests and optimises its trade and investment potential. 


You will have a track record of leadership, achievement, resilience and delivery at senior level with experience of driving change, ensuring value for money and translating strategic challenges into clear objectives and delivery.


This is a permanent and pensionable SCS appointment. Relocation expenses may be available. 


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The closing date for applications is Friday 27 July 2018 at midday.


We welcome applications from all suitably qualified people and aim to employ a diverse workforce, which reflects the people of Scotland.