SEPA Board Seeks New Members


A recruitment campaign has been launched by the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) for four new board members.  Bob Downes has been reappointed as Chair of the Board.

Bob Downes said:

“The scale of environmental challenge facing humanity is enormous, with a real urgency to act.

“Every day SEPA works to protect and enhance Scotland’s environment, helping communities and businesses thrive within the resources of our planet.  We call this One Planet Prosperity.

“We’re firmly focused on building on the significant progress made and to further supporting Scotland’s globally ambitious sustainability objectives.  That’s why just like progressive businesses, SEPA is changing today.

Commenting about the campaign to find 4 new Board members Bob Downes said:

” The right candidates will be agents of positive change who can also face the challenges of working in and influencing a forward-thinking, progressive organisation as we work to achieve more for Scotland.”

SEPA’s four new board members will join the agency in January 2020.

Candidates from diverse backgrounds with varying experiences and skills are being invited to apply for the four board appointments, which have become available as four existing candidates come to the end of their time as members.

SEPA currently has 10 Board members, who come from a variety of backgrounds.

Appointments to SEPA’s Board are made by Scottish Ministers and are regulated by the Commissioner for Public Appointments in Scotland. Appointments are normally for a four-year term with the possibility of a further term, subject to evidence of effective performance and satisfying the skills, knowledge and personal qualities required on the Board at the time of re-appointment.

The appointments are remunerated for a time commitment of a maximum of 30 days per year.

SEPA is headquartered in Stirling and employs around 1,300 staff at 24 offices across Scotland including Lerwick, Kirkwall, Fort William, Aberdeen, Perth, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Dumfries, Ayr and Balloch.


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Candidates are invited to find out more and apply at

The closing date for applications is 15th July 2019 at midnight.


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