Livingston James is delighted to be engaged by Scotmid to support with the appointment of their CFO

Scotmid Co-operative is Scotland’s largest independent co-operative and has been at the heart of Scottish communities since 1859. Their businesses include Scotmid Co-operative, Lakes and Dales Co-operative, Semichem, Funeral Directors, Post Offices and our property division. They employ around 4,000 people in Scotland, Northern Ireland and the North of England, across nearly 300 retail outlets.

As a co-operative society they are owned by their members who each have an equal say in how they are run, forming the foundation of their democratic process. True to their cooperative values and principles, Scotmid fulfils its core purpose ‘to serve their local communities and improve people’s everyday lives’ through investment in their communities and supporting co-operative initiatives.


Following the upcoming retirement of their current CFO, they are looking to bring in someone new to continue to drive the success of the business well into the future. The CFO position requires someone with the genuine desire to drive value and make a difference in the environment in which they work. The role requires a range of leadership and stakeholder management skills, along with the ability to empower and drive transformational change. The individual should be strategically focused but also “hands-on” to ensure the accurate delivery and communication of financial and commercial information.

As part of the senior management team, the CFO maintains financial accountability for ongoing performance against the Society’s budgetary and strategic objectives, whilst providing creative analysis, rigorous challenge and innovative thinking to ensure the Society meets its long-term aims.


For further information please contact leading Consultant, Sophie Randles, at [email protected].


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Scotmid Co-operative is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status or pregnancy and maternity.

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