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An exciting opportunity exists for a highly motivated individual to join ScotlandIS and lead and develop the emerging cyber cluster in Scotland, building community, developing initiatives and collaborating with partners and stakeholders.
ScotlandIS is the membership and cluster management organisation for Scotland’s digital technologies industry. We’re at the heart of Scotland’s digital economy, shaping, changing, and driving it forward and working with members and partners to support the wider digital transformation of business and society.
We provide our members with connections up, down and across the digital technologies industry, as well as relevant market intelligence and we act as a single voice for the industry to policy makers. Ensuring a continuing supply of current and future skills is a major area of focus and we facilitate a range of special interest groups including cyber, infrastructure, software engineering, and Mobility as a Service *1.
We work closely with Scottish Government, Highlands and Islands Enterprise, Scottish Enterprise and Skills Development Scotland to promote and realise the importance of our industry to the Scottish Economy. The post is based at the ScotlandIS office in Linlithgow, but will involve regular travel within Scotland, as well as occasional international event attendance.
A high-profile role requiring both strong community development skills and sector knowledge, this new position will build on work already undertaken to understand and map
the emerging cyber landscape in Scotland. The post holder will engage with Scottish industry and other stakeholders to expand the cluster in Scotland, build a strong community of interest, attract inward investment and deliver a compelling international proposition.
Reporting to the CEO, the Head of Cyber will act as an advocate for the cluster, strengthening, representing and channeling this vital growing Scottish capability.
Highly effective at making things happen, with a good technical grasp of the emerging cyber landscape, the Head of Cyber will develop a clear strategy and action plan to enhance capabilities across both the supply and demand elements of the cyber sector, work with stakeholders in the private, public and the third sector, and liaise with experts within academia.
*1 In partnership with Technology Scotland
The post-holder must also be able to demonstrate success in business development as they
will also be responsible for developing income streams to support cluster and broader
Skills and experience
Scope of the Role
Key Outputs and Milestones
This is a full-time role with a competitive salary and benefits package. Secondments from suitably qualified applicants will also be considered. The post will be based at the ScotlandIS office in Linlithgow.
ScotlandIS is an equal opportunities employer.
If you are interested in this opportunity, please send your CV and covering letter, explaining why you are applying for the role, to Karen Meechan.
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