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Remuneration:£185.07 per day 


Closing date:22 July 2021 at midnight 

Do you believe that all Scotland’s children should be safe and protected, and supported to fulfil their potential? If you do, we want to hear from you.

The Scottish Children’s Reporter Administration (SCRA) is a national body focused on children most at risk. Scottish Ministers want to appoint two new members to the SCRA Board.  We are looking for one member with Care Experience (direct or indirect) and one member with Financial experience, and both members will have similar knowledge, skills and commitment to the values of SCRA but with each able to bring their own different experiences and perspectives.

SCRA has been operating since April 1996 and in 2013 our sister organisation was created: Children’s Hearings Scotland. Within this Children’s Hearings System, we represent a safety net for vulnerable children and young people. One of the system’s most important aspects is the recognition that children and young people who offend are often the same children and young people who require care and protection. We deliver tailored solutions that meet the needs of the individuals involved, respecting and upholding their rights, and helping to build stronger families and safer communities.

SCRA’s vision is that children and young people will be listened to, protected and supported to have a positive future where they are safe, valued and respected.

Our mission is to protect and support Scotland’s children and young people by making high quality decisions, upholding their rights and working collaboratively as compassionate, inclusive Corporate Parents to enable the most positive and personalised experience of the Children’s Hearings System.

Our values are the shared motivations, beliefs and behaviours that underpin all that we do. These are that we will always be:

Supportive - we work with kindness to support children and families, our partners and each other.

Child Centred - children and young people are at the heart of everything we do.

Respectful - everyone is respected and treated fairly, inclusively and lawfully.

Accountable - we are responsible for our decisions, our ethics and our learning.

Children and young people's experiences guide us – we aim to listen and learn from them and be approachable and open. You can access our Rights, Inclusion and Corporate Parenting Strategy on our website for more information.

We share responsibility with other agencies for how the Children’s Hearings System performs, and actively work with these partners in support of better outcomes for children and young people.

We are looking for applicants who:

  • are passionate about improving the lives of children and young people

  • are eager to contribute to the work of SCRA and the wider Children’s Hearings System

  • want to make a real contribution to the ambitions of the Independent Care Review and help to keep ‘The Promise’; and

  • have an understanding of governance and accountability in public services

Full details of the criteria to be met for the position are set out in the person specification, which forms part of the application pack.

For these vacancies, we would particularly welcome applications from people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds, people with disabilities and/or people with experience of the care system.

The positions attract a remuneration of £185.07 per day with Members being asked to devote a time commitment of 1.5 days per month to the work of the Board. 

If you are interested in joining the Board of the Scottish Reporter’s Administration or would like to find out more about the role of the organisation or its members please visit: SCRA.

Accessibility to public appointments is a fundamental requirement and the public appointments process promotes, demonstrates and upholds equality of opportunity for all applicants.  The Scottish Government will always give consideration to disability-related reasonable adjustments that an applicant might request to enable them to demonstrate their merit and participate fully in the selection process.  If you require any of the application pack documentation in an alternative format, please contact 0300 244 1898 or

Completed applications must be received on or before 22 July 2021.

Applicants for public appointments must be legally entitled to work in the UK. Please see the applicants’ pack for further information.

Appointed on merit; committed to diversity and equality.

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Please apply online via the link below.  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 by calling 0300 244 1898; or by emailing

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