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  • OSCR is looking for new Board Members

    Created: 10/11/2021

    Could you make a positive contribution to the Board of the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR)?

    OSCR is looking to recruit a number of new Board members to start in the new year. It would particularly welcome applications from anyone who believes they could make a strong contribution. It is 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 disabled people, those from black and minority ethnic communities and people under 50. The recruitment process is being run by Public Appointments Scotland, and the full advert can be found online now.

    The closing date for applications is midnight on 03 December 2021.

    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.” 

    Full details of the positions and how to apply can be found here.   


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