Non-Executive Director’s Vacancy 

Are you a strategic thinker with an interest in energy and reducing Shetland’s carbon footprint? 

Shetland Heat Energy and Power Ltd (SHEAP) is proud to have successfully operated one of the largest district heating schemes in Scotland for over 25 years. District heating networks are now recognised by the Scottish government as a significant asset in the fight against climate change. SHEAP is owned by Shetland Charitable Trust (SCT) and supplies energy at competitive levels to the community while playing a major role in the islands’ waste to energy and recycling strategy. Any excess revenue generated by the company is returned to the SCT to benefit the residents of Shetland. 

We are now looking for a new Non-Executive Director to join our team and help us steer SHEAP confidently into the next phase of its development; maintaining and expanding the existing network and connecting to new energy sources as we meet the challenges of carbon reduction. Non-Executive Directors are compensated by an attendance allowance and expected to attend 8 set meetings per annum as well as participate in additional meetings and email correspondence as required. The appointment is for an initial 3 year period. Applications are sought from interested individuals in the local community with expertise in any of the following areas: Board Governance, Regulatory Compliance, Energy & Utilities, Engineering, Commercial Operations, Finance & Investment, and Public Services. Prior Board experience is not essential but strong strategic and commercial thinking will be an advantage. 

If you would like to discuss the role please call our executive director, Derek Leask, on the number below. Otherwise please submit a covering letter and cv to: Derek Leask, Director Shetland Heat Energy and Power Ltd Marina Business Park, Gremista Lerwick, Shetland, ZE1 0TA Telephone: 01595 745151 | Email: The closing date for applications is 12 noon on Friday 16th February 2024

Posted on 19th January 2024

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