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Remuneration:£530 per day  

Location:Glasgow and other locations in Scotland 

Closing date:21 September 2017 at midnight 

Do you have the skill and experience to take on one of the most important roles in Scottish public life?  Can you use your excellent judgement and interpersonal abilities to sensitively chair a diverse board in a high-profile and complex environment?  If so, this role offers a unique opportunity to ensure that the SPA delivers effective governance oversight of one of the largest policing operations in the UK.

Scottish Ministers are looking to appoint a Chair to the Scottish Police Authority (SPA) and would welcome applications from those who believe they could make a positive and confident contribution to SPA’s own functions and in holding Police Scotland to account for the policing of Scotland and the delivery of strategic policing priorities.  Working with Police Scotland, the role also provides an unparalleled opportunity, to improve how services connect with communities and to develop workforce potential.

The position attracts a remuneration rate in the form of a daily fee of £530, with a time commitment of up to 12 days per month initially.

Applications would be particularly welcome from groups currently under-represented on Scotland’s public bodies, such as women, ethnic minorities, disabled people and people aged under 50.

Completed applications must be received on or before 21 September 2017.

Appointed on merit; committed to diversity and equality.


Application Information

Please apply online.  If you experience any difficulties accessing our website, or in the event that you require a word version of the application form, please contact the Public Appointments Team on (Freephone) 0300 244 1898, by email at Public.appointments@gov.scot , or by writing to Public Appointments, Scottish Government, 3F North, Victoria Quay, Edinburgh EH6 6QQ.

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