Chief Executive

Dumfries, Scottish Borders
£70,000 - £80,000 plus pension scheme with 19.5% employer contribution
03 Oct 2017
29 Oct 2017
Full Time
Contract Type

The Crichton Estate is a place of history and beauty while being of educational, commercial, recreational, cultural and artistic excellence. The Crichton, as it’s known locally, spans a glorious 85 acres in one of the most beautiful parts of Scotland. It comprises historic buildings, a Business Park, several university campuses and commercial enterprises. It began its charitable work in 1839 and has re-invented itself many times since. It’s most exciting era lies ahead.

The Crichton Trust, which runs the Estate on lease from Dumfries and Galloway Council, has recently restructured and reviewed its approach to capitalise on the site’s potential and to respond to the current challenges in the business, public finance and educational environment. It has created an ambitious and dynamic ten year strategy and is now looking for an exceptional individual to become its new Chief Executive and turn the vision into a reality.

The Trust has as its core priorities: education, conservation and regeneration. It is of local and national significance with increasing potential to have a global impact. At the heart of the Board’s plans lie seven Strategic Objectives:





Property Development



The plans are written, the stage is set, all that is required is an exceptional person with strong leadership skills and business acumen to deliver on the vision. If you are excited by what this job offers you and have well honed business, financial and communication skills, have built high achieving and successful teams, are a great strategic thinker while being practical and pragmatic, please contact us today.

How To Apply

If you, or anyone that you know, would like to find out more about this role, please email for a full information pack prior to making your application.

Closing Date: Midnight, Sunday 29th October 2017

Interview Date: Interviews will take place on Thursday 9th or Friday 10th November 2017.

Second interviews will be held on Friday 17th November 2017

This search is being conducted exclusively on behalf of The Crichton Trust by BTA. Our leadership team have all worked in the voluntary sector and we use this experience to match organisations and individuals to create great appointments.