SIC’s top job up for grabs

Outgoing SIC chief executive Mark Boden.

THE TOP job at Shetland Islands Council is being advertised as chief executive Mark Boden prepares to retire at the end of January.

The role comes with a salary of up to £105,000 per year, which is inclusive of an annual distant islands allowance of £2,048.

The council said in its job advert that “island life demands an inventive and adaptable outlook – a readiness to embrace change and the creativity to make the very best use of the resources at your disposal.

“We will look to our new chief executive to champion these characteristics in leading the council through a period of change, to create sustainable models of service delivery for our community, and to embed our values in all that we do.”

The post has a closing date of 14 January.

Sixty year old Boden will leave the SIC after more than five years in the chief executive role.

He came to Shetland following a career in local government which had already spanned 32 years, including a decade as chief executive of Kennet District Council in Wiltshire.