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About the role

Scotland's Charity Air Ambulance (SCAA) saves and improves lives across Scotland every day. SCAA currently operates two helicopters, and two rapid response vehicles – taking life-saving pre-hospital care to the scene of time-critical emergencies. SCAA then transports patients to hospitals all over Scotland to receive the most appropriate medical care.

SCAA makes a significant difference – a patient's chance of survival and full recovery are greatly increased if they receive the right medical care within the first hour of injury or illness. The fast response of SCAA and its ability to reach Scotland's most remote and rural areas saves vital minutes when every second really does count.

SCAA can be airborne within five minutes of receiving an emergency call and can reach 90% of Scotland's population within 25 minutes. Working in partnership with the Scottish Ambulance Service, SCAA is an integral part of Scotland's frontline emergency response network, responding to trauma incidents and medical emergencies across the country, covering an area of more than 30,000 square miles. As Scotland's only charity air ambulance, SCAA is funded by the people of Scotland, primarily through donations, fundraising, events and their life-saving lottery.

In order to deliver on the vision to provide a valued, sustainable leading edge national air ambulance service, integral to the emergency services in Scotland, the Board of Trustees are seeking to recruit a new Chair.

The Chair will lead the Board of SCAA in the development, approval and oversight of the strategic plan, ensuring it fulfils its responsibilities in strong governance and the charitable purpose of the organisation. The Chair will be required to use his or her career experience to support and challenge the Chief Executive Officer and Executive team to make the best decisions possible, helping deliver upon ambitious plans for the future.

The Board will benefit from attracting a range of experience and a diverse mix of skills and backgrounds. Candidates may vary broadly in sector and industry experience and previous Trustee or Non-Executive Chair experience of a Charity will be highly advantageous. This is a non-remunerated position and will require a time commitment of up to 30 days per annum.

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Interested candidates should send their CV directly to Graham Burns at or call 0131 539 7087 for a confidential discussion.