Responsible for the overall operations and management of the Crofting Commission, including financial controls. Oversees the delivery of effective, consistent and transparent regulatory services. Also ensures that Ministers, the Commission's Convener and Commissioners receive accurate information and objective advice, and that the Commission executes its statutory duties and powers fully and effectively. Has a central role in building on external relations, co-operation and communications with key stakeholders and the wider public.
Responsible for providing Commissioners and staff with expert legal advice on the general principles and practical implementation of the Crofting Acts and other legislation.
Supports the Board in formulating strategic policy on a range of external and internal issues in pursuit of their operating objectives.
Responsible for the management of IT based systems such as Geographic Information System (GIS), Crofting Information System (CIS), Intranet, and IT network infrastructure and administration.
Leads on the provision and reporting of statistical and geographical information. The Information Systems team is also responsible for monitoring data quality, business process design & improvement and supporting ongoing projects introduced by the 2010 Crofting Reform Act.
Responsibility for the overall management of the regulatory teams. Also manages the Commission's role as a statutory consultee and provides input to Local Development Plans as and when required.
Responsible for finance, communications and customer services for internal and external stakeholders. Lead Officer for Equality & Diversity and training and Standards Officer.