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Remuneration:£4,787 per annum 

Location:Glasgow and Midlothian  

Closing date:12 March 2018 at midday 

Would you like to play a key role in Scottish education?  Have you experience of further or higher education leadership, or developing strategy for growth in a SME and interested in skills development, or understand employee relations?  We are looking to appoint 3 new members to the SQA Board.

The SQA provides a wide range of high quality, internationally recognised qualifications and associated services which help people realise their potential and achieve their ambitions.

Length of Appointment

Board members will be appointed for a period of up to four years at the end of which their appointment may be renewed subject to satisfactory performance appraisal and the skills, knowledge and experience requirements of the Board at the time of renewal.  Reappointment is not automatic.

Time Commitment

Members will be expected to attend all Board meetings (usually seven meetings per year) which take place normally on a Wednesday morning either in Glasgow or Shawfair Park, Midlothian.  Members will also have to attend relevant Committee meetings and contribute to other Board business as required.  Board members will be required to contribute around 23 days per year to Board business. 


Board member appointments currently attract a remuneration of £4,787 per annum and are non-pensionable.  In connection with their appointment Board members are entitled to the reimbursement of all reasonable travel and subsistence costs including reasonable receipted dependants’ carer costs.

Interviews will take place in Edinburgh on the 25th, 26th and 27th April 2018.

Further information:  Full details of the experience, knowledge and skills required for this appointment are contained in the Applicant Information Pack.  You can access the pack via the link below.

Closing date for applications is midday Monday, 12th March 2018.

For full information on the appointment, please read the Applicant Information Pack accessed via the link below.

Please see the link for a video blog from current Board member Raymond O’Hare, who believes this is an exciting opportunity to make a real contribution to the very heart of our education and training system. https://www.sqa.org.uk/sqa/138.2326.html


Scottish Ministers particularly welcome applications from 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.



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.

Additional Information

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