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11/27/2023 - HITRANS Board Member Vacancy

 The Highlands and Islands Transport Partnership (HITRANS) is one of seven statutory Regional Transport Partnerships established under the Transport (Scotland) Act 2005 to take a regional approach to transport planning and deliveryworking across the administrative areas of Argyll and Bute (excluding Helensburgh and Lomond) Eilean Siar, Highland, Moray and Orkney Islands councils.


The Partnership’s principal duty and responsibility is developing and overseeing the delivery of a statutory Regional Transport Strategy, which sets out a vision, objectives and proposed actions for how transport will support and promote economic prosperity; connect communities and reduce social exclusion; and improve environmental sustainability, health and wellbeing.  HITRANS is also a statutory Community Planning agency and active partner in the 5 Community Planning Partnerships which cover our constituent Council areas, and is a statutory Key Agency in the Development Planning process. 


The Partnership Board consists of 5 Councillor members, who are nominated by our constituent Councils, and 3 non-Councillor members.  A vacancy has now arisen for a non-Councillor Board member and applications are invited from all interested individuals who have the necessary flair, experience and ability to help guide and shape the future development of transport strategy and delivery at a regional level.  Applicants are expected to have operational expertise and/or knowledge of working at Board or strategic level in the business, public or voluntary sectors.  Knowledge of transport issues and financial awareness are also desirable. 


As a listed public authority, with general and specific duties under the Equality Act 2010, HITRANS is committed to promoting equal opportunities, greater diversity and gender representation in the membership of Public Boards.  Accordingly, we value very highly the benefits of having different experience and points of view on our Boards and we are keen that people from all walks of life apply for public appointments. Scottish Ministers are committed to diversity and equality and value very highly the benefits of having different points of view and experiences on our boards and Committees. Accordingly, we strongly encourage applications to reflect this, to result in a wide range of talented people irrespective of their religion or belief, sex, age, gender identity, disability, sexual orientation, race, political belief, relationship status or caring responsibilities


Board membership is not paid but certain expenses are met.  The successful candidate will be expected to attend up to 4 meetings a year, with appointment initially for a fixed term of four years.


More information on HITRANS and an application pack can be obtained at or for an informal discussion contact Ranald Robertson, Partnership Director by email to


Closing date for applications: 8 January 2024   


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