The Harris Tweed Authority, created on the passing of the 1993 Harris Tweed Act of Parliament, has a statutory remit to ensure the protection, promotion and furtherance of this unique and protected aspect of the Outer Hebrides’ economic, historic and cultural identity.
The Harris Tweed Authority is seeking to appoint one additional Board Member. Appointments to the Harris Tweed Authority are made by the Sheriff Principal for the Highlands and Island and are for a period of 4 years. Board Members are unremunerated and must have no pecuniary interests in the Harris Tweed industry.
The commitment involves attendance at a least 4 full meetings of the Authority each year and further participation in sub-committees, working groups, events and generally supporting the work of the HTA. Meetings take place in the Outer Hebrides and are usually on a Friday.
Applicants should have an interest in and knowledge of the Harris Tweed industry, the economy of the Outer Hebrides and its cultural and social fabric. Applications would be particularly welcome from young people and individuals who consider they have particular skills to bring to the Authority.
Applications to be considered for appointment as Board Members should be submitted in writing to the address below, detailing skills and experience and should provide confirmation that the applicant has no financial interest in the Harris Tweed industry.
The closing date for applications is Monday 26th February 2018 at 5pm.
Please send applications to:
Harris Tweed Authority
2 Cromwell Street
Isle of Lewis