The Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR) is the independent regulator and registrar for over 24,000 Scottish charities, including community groups, religious charities, schools, universities, grant giving charities and major care providers. OSCR’s work as regulator ultimately supports public confidence in charities and their work.
They are currently looking to recruit a new Chair to their Board.
The current appointment is due to come to an end in February, and while applicants may come from anywhere in Scotland, the position is based in Dundee, and entitled to remuneration of £270 per day.
The new Chair will provide strategic leadership during a period which will present both challenges and opportunities for OSCR and the sector. Applicants will be expected to have an ability to influence at the highest level, and be able to operate within the wider political environment. OSCR are particularly looking for applicants with a good knowledge of the charity landscape, including the key issues facing charities in Scotland.
Applicants should be passionate about a strong charity sector, and be able to inspire others.
Applicants should also have a range of skills, knowledge, personal qualities and experience, including:
- strategic leadership
- communication and influencing
- understanding of charities and the charity sector
- understanding of the role of a national regulator
OSCR would welcome applications from anyone who believes they could make a strong contribution, although they are also seeking to broaden the diversity of the board, including the breadth of its geographical involvement, gender balance and engagement of other groups currently under-represented on Scotland’s public bodies, such as women, disabled people, ethnic minorities and people aged under 50.
It is anticipated that this appointment will commence in March 2019 for a period of up to 4 years, with the possibility of re-appointment, subject to evidence of effective performance and satisfying the skills, knowledge and personal qualities required at the time of re-appointment and Ministerial approval.
The formal time commitment is up to 4 days per month, which includes 5 Board meetings per year and a Board strategy session. As mentioned above, meetings are held in Dundee and other locations as appropriate.
Travel, subsistence, and reasonable dependent carer allowance incurred as a result of carrying out the duties associated with this appointment will be reimbursed. This is non-pensionable.
The deadline for applications is 11:59pm on Friday 23rd November.
For full information on the appointments, please download and read the Application Information Pack.
A British Sign Language (BSL) translation of all information on the appointments is available on the OSCR Youtube channel.
To apply, or for further information, please visit the Public Appointments Scotland website.
Alternatively, for further information, contact Claire McHarrie by email: Claire.McHarrie@gov.scot