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Remuneration:£200 per day 

Location:Dundee City  

Closing date:10 November 2017 at midnight 


Ranging from local village halls to colleges and universities, the Scottish charity sector is as diverse as the country itself. If you would like to play a key part in this exciting area of Scottish life, an opportunity has arisen. Scottish Ministers wish to appoint 2 members to OSCR’s Board. As a board member you will be responsible for ensuring effective regulation of Scottish charities and act as an ambassador for OSCR to promote its policies and values.  

OSCR is the independent regulator and registrar of Scottish charities.  It was established as a Non-Ministerial Department in April 2006 by the Charities and Trustee Investment (Scotland) Act 2005.  OSCR’s vision is of charities you can trust and that provide public benefit. 

The board is responsible for the overall vision for OSCR, for the strategy by which this will be achieved, for policy and for monitoring performance. 

We are looking for two new board members. These posts may be of interest to people from a wide range of backgrounds including those who do not have previous board experience, but who have the potential to contribute, who wish to develop their skills in this area and are willing to learn.    

Furthermore it is important that all applicants have the ability to:

  • Contribute to the board’s strategic thinking.

  • Communicate effectively with a diverse range of stakeholders.

  • Persuade others within a board environment.

  • Work effectively as part of a team

  • Understand the role of governance and regulation in the charity sector.

  • Analyse complex material and to reach sound conclusions based on this analysis

Appointment details:  It is anticipated that these appointments will commence in March 2018 for a period of up to four 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.

Time Commitment:  The formal time commitment is up to 1.5 days per month which includes attending approximately 4 board meetings per annum.   

Location:  Meetings are held in Dundee and other locations as appropriate.

Remuneration:  £200 per day. 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.

Closing date for applications is midnight, on Friday 10th November 2017.

We would welcome applications from anyone who believes they could make a strong contribution although we 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.

Appointed on merit; committed to diversity and equality.



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