Job Opportunities

September 2018
Islands’ Partnership – Non-Executive Chairman

The Islands’ Partnership (IP) is seeking an independent, non-Executive Chairman to help the Board and Executive drive forward the continued growth of the islands’ visitor economy and the delivery of the recently launched Destination Management Plan.

Formed in 2012, the Islands’ Partnership has achieved much in the last six years, galvanising the islands’ business community behind a clear vision and commitment to support, improve and grow Scilly’s visitor economy.

It is vital that the IP now builds on these foundations and is therefore seeking to appoint a new independent non-executive Chairman to help steer the company through its next exciting phase.

As Chair you will provide overall leadership in governance and strategic direction, creating optimum conditions for the effectiveness of the Board and Executive. With strong senior-level experience, you will possess the necessary confidence and credibility to operate and influence at the highest levels of public service and/or business. With sound judgement and political awareness you will have a proven track record in building highly effective relationships with a range of stakeholders and together with strong business and commercial acumen, the ability to offer astute introductions for the benefit of the Islands’ Partnership and the islands as a whole. Ultimately, you will have the energy, enthusiasm and above all, passion for Scilly that will help to drive the future direction of the islands.
This position is voluntary although travel and accommodation expenses will be paid.

The post of Chair is based on a commitment to attend a minimum of 4 board meetings a year together with additional strategic input appropriate to the role

Closing date
The closing date for applications is 5pm, 12th October 2018.

How to Apply and Further Information
You can download the Role Specification here.

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact David Jackson, Executive Director of the Islands’ Partnership on 01720 620601 or email
Applications should be made in writing enclosing a CV, together with a full statement describing your suitability for this post.
Applications should be marked as confidential and addressed to: David Jackson, Islands’ Partnership, Steamship House, St Mary’s, Isles of Scilly, TR21 0LL or by email to:

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