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Remuneration:£282 per day 

Location:Glasgow City  

Closing date:18 January 2019 at midday 


Community Learning and Development Standards Council Scotland (CLDSC)

Appointment of Chair

Scottish Ministers are looking to appoint a new Chair of the Community Learning and Development Standards Council Scotland (CLDSC)). 

The CLDSC is unique to Scotland and is the national professional body for people who work or volunteer in Community Learning and Development (CLD).  It is a peer-led organisation that supports its members to develop their practice within and across the CLD disciplines of Youth Work, Adult Learning and Community Development, making a key contribution to the development of a skilled and productive workforce in Scotland and of high quality public services driving forward the principles set out by the Christie Commission. 

As Chair of the CLDSC you will lead on the next phase of development of this already high performing and innovative organisation.  This will see  it further strengthening its distinctive role in raising standards in CLD as the recognised professional body for CLD practitioners and developing services to registered members. The CLDSC has a pivitol role in the delivery of the Scottish Government’s strategies for education, lifelong learning and community empowerment.

The Chair will work on behalf of Ministers to ensure that the CLDSC continues to  deliver value for money and a high level of performance.

Terms of Appointment

The daily remuneration rate for this position is £282 per day  (based on a maximum of 2 days per month). You will also receive reimbursement for reasonable travel expenses and reasonable child care/carer costs incurred whilst undertaking Board duties.

The appointment is not pensionable.

This appointment will be for up to 3 years in the first instance. This appointment will be formally effective from 1st March 2019.

How to Apply

Application is via a covering letter / personal statement and CV which should be emailed to


CLD Standards Council, 9th Floor, The Optima, 58 Robertson Street, Glasgow G2 8DU

CLDSC meetings may be held at different locations throughout Scotland.


Interviews will be held on 13th February 2019.  All interviews will be held in Glasgow.

Further information: If you would like to find out more about the role, you are welcome to contact Dr Marion Allison, Head of the CLD Standards Council via email at or call 07973 388 171

Full details of the skills, knowledge and experience required for this role are contained within the person specification, which forms part of the Applicant Information Pack. 

Please note your completed application must be received on or before 18th January 2019 at noon.   

We would welcome applications from anyone who believes they could make a strong contribution, particularly from groups currently under-represented as chairs of Scotland’s public bodies, such as women, disabled people, ethnic minorities and people aged under 50. Ministers would welcome applicants from all geographical regions in Scotland to be truly reflective of the communities it serves.

Appointed on merit; committed to diversity and equality.                                                            

Application Information

If you experience any difficulties, please contact the CLD Standards Council on (0131) 244 3444 or via email at or by writing to CLD Standards Council, 9th Floor, The Optima, 58 Robertson Street, Glasgow G2 8DU