NEBM recruitment

Accountant in Bankruptcy (AiB) is an executive agency of the Scottish Government with responsibility for administering the process of personal insolvency, administering the Debt Arrangement Scheme and recording corporate insolvencies in Scotland.  AiB’s mission is to ensure access to fair and just processes of debt relief and debt management for the people of Scotland, which takes account of the rights and interests of those involved.

The Agency is seeking two additional non-executive board members. We are looking for someone who will bring specialist knowledge and experience at a strategic level with a background in any of the following sectors:

  • Organisations engaging with individuals with problem debt – with an in depth knowledge of Scottish insolvency legislation; or
  • Academic research into insolvency matters; or
  • Accounting and corporate governance with CCAB or equivalent qualification

The successful candidates are also likely to be invited to become members of either:

  • AiB’s Policy and Cases Committee for which a detailed working knowledge of Scottish insolvency legislation would be preferred; or
  • AiB’s Audit Committee where experience of finance, risk and governance is essential with CCAB or equivalent qualification

For an application pack and full details, please visit the AiB website:  Alternatively application packs can be obtained by contacting: 

Stuart Riddell, Accountant in Bankruptcy, 1 Pennyburn Road, Kilwinning, Ayrshire, KA13 6SA, or by emailing  

Completed applications must be received on or before Wednesday 16 December 2020.  The interviews will be held the week commencing Monday 18 January 2021.

As an executive agency of the Scottish Government, non-executive members are appointed on merit by the Chief Executive and are not ministerial public appointments. The appointment will be for a period of two years with the option of reappointment up to a maximum of 6 years.

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