Board Director Vacancies

Women in tourism

Women In Tourism are seeking two new Board Directors to join the membership organisation.


Women In Tourism (WIT) was created in June 2015 by a small group of destination leaders who are all passionate about the Scottish tourism industry and recognise both the challenges and opportunities for women within the sector.  The founding principles of WIT are to inspire, motivate, encourage and support women across the sector; while advocating for greater gender balance across leadership roles within industry.

While created in Scotland, the ambition is to deliver continued development and establish recognition as a global example of best practise, with the creation of international ‘Chapters’.  This will result in a global framework for mentoring, inspiring and developing future female tourism leaders.  WIT is an independent, not-for-profit, private sector organisation.  We currently have around 110 members across Scotland.

The organisation is currently recruiting for two new Board Directors and we invite applications from interested parties.

Remuneration & Time Commitment

The Board meets four times per year, with meetings generally held at 4pm for 2 hours, primarily in Edinburgh but, will occasionally meet for longer and further afield. The position is unremunerated, but expenses can be paid on request. As a director of the company, you will exercise corporate responsibilities for the business and help drive its development both financially and in strength of voice to benefit our members and the industry.

Experience and Skills

  1. Ability to contribute to the work of the WIT Board, ensuring the organisation remains relevant to all stakeholders. You will buy into our founding principles.
  2. Ability to contribute effectively to strategic planning processes.
  3. Someone with a ‘can do’ attitude who is willing and committed to support with administrative duties which may include, but are not limited to:
    1. Membership lead: welcoming new members; managing renewals and driving the membership recruitment strategy.
    2. Treasurer: issuing invoices, managing payments and liaison with the WIT accountant on any company requirements.
  4. Ability to challenge constructively and contribute to priority setting within a Board environment.
  5. Ability to communicate clearly and effectively to a range of stakeholders.
  6. Knowledge and understanding of the role & responsibilities of a Company Director.

We welcome applications from around Scotland to broaden our geographical representation and would particularly welcome interest from out with the central belt.  Applications from those with communications or public affairs experience would be particularly welcome.

Next Steps

If you are interested in the position please send your CV and/or a short covering note stating your background and what you believe you can bring to further strengthen the WIT board skill set to susan@womenintourism.co.uk by FRIDAY 12th JULY 2019.  If you would like to arrange an exploratory discussion please also email Susan.  Interviews will be held at the end of July (date tbc).