The Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR) is looking for 5 new Board members to start in the new year.
The position has a non-pensionable remuneration of £210 per day, with a formal time commitment of up to 2 days per month (which includes attending approximately 6 board meetings and 2 strategy days per year, as well as either the Audit Risk and Assurance Committee or Casework Committee). Travel, subsistence, and reasonable dependent carer allowance incurred as a result of carrying out the duties associated with this appointment will be reimbursed.
OSCR is keen to maintain an active and diverse Board to guide their work over the coming years.
As a result, while they would particularly welcome applications from anyone who believes they could make a strong contribution, they are also seeking to broaden the Board’s diversity, including the breadth of its geographical involvement, gender balance and engagement of other groups currently under-represented on Scotland’s public bodies (including disabled people, those from black and minority ethnic (BAME) communities and people under 50 year old).
They also welcome interest from individuals who may not have had previous Board experience, but who have the potential to contribute, who wish to develop their skills in this area and are willing to learn.
For 3 of the 5 new members, they are seeking someone with at least one of the following priority skills and experience:
- current or recent experience as a practising Scottish lawyer
- current or recent experience as a practising accountant or finance professional
- understanding of regulation at a senior level in any sector
Launching the recruitment campaign, OSCR’s Interim Chair George Walker said:
“Ranging from Local Village Halls and Care Providers to Colleges, the Scottish charity sector is as diverse as the country itself. OSCR is Scotland’s Charity regulator and registrar for Scotland’s 25 000 charities. We are a Non Ministerial Office (NMO) part of the Scottish Administration, working alongside but separate from the Scottish Government. We are accountable to the Scottish Parliament. We believe that the Scottish public should have faith that the countries 25,000 charities are well run, and building public confidence will allow these vital organisations to thrive and cement their place at the heart of our day to day life. We also know how challenging the last year has been for the charitable sector, and we want to support their recovery where we can.
“Our Board is and needs to continue to be an excellent team, which brings together a wealth of diversity in background and perspective. This is so important to us and something we wish to enhance. We would especially welcome applications from those who are less well represented on public boards such as disabled people, those from black and minority ethnic communities and people under 50.”
The recruitment process is being run by Public Appointments Scotland; the deadline for applications is 11:59pm on Friday 3rd December.
To apply, or for further information, please visit the Public Appointments Scotland website.