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Chair - Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator

Reference:1548 

Remuneration:£270 per day 

Location:Dundee City  

Closing date:23 November 2018 at midnight 

The Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR) is the independent regulator and registrar for over 24,000 Scottish charities including community groups, religious charities, schools, universities, grant giving charities and major care providers.  OSCR’s work as regulator ultimately supports public confidence in charities and their work. 


We are looking to recruit a new Chair to provide strategic leadership during a period which will present both challenges and opportunities for OSCR and the sector.   Applicants will be expected to have an ability to influence at the highest level, and be able to operate within the wider political environment.  We are looking for applicants with a good knowledge of the charity landscape including the key issues facing charities in Scotland.  We want applicants who are passionate about a strong charity sector and can inspire others. 


Listed below are the skills, knowledge, personal qualities and experience you will need to be able to demonstrate as Chair of the OSCR Board:  



  •    Strategic Leadership

  •    Communication & Influencing

  •    Governance

  •    Understanding of charities and the charity sector

  •    Understanding of the role of a national regulator


Appointment details:  It is anticipated that this appointment will commence in March 2019 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 4 days per month, this includes 5 Board meetings a year and a board strategy session.


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


Remuneration:  £270 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 Friday 23 November 2018.


For full information on the appointments, please read the Application Information Pack accessed via the link below.


 BSL users can find full information here: https://youtu.be/vDoVt-r61fc


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.

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 PA_Applications_Mailbox@gov.scot, or by writing to the Public Appointments Team, Scottish Government, Area 3F North, Victoria Quay, Edinburgh EH6 6QQ.

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