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We are recruiting new Board members

08 Nov 2021

OSCR is Scotland’s Charity regulator and registrar for Scotland’s 25,000 charities. We are a Non Ministerial Office (NMO) part of the Scottish Administration, working alongside but separate from the Scottish Government. We are accountable to the Scottish Parliament.  We believe that the Scottish public should have faith that the countries 25,000 charities are well run, and building public confidence will allow these vital organisations to thrive and cement their place at the heart of our day to day life. We also know how challenging the last year has been for the charity sector, and we want to support their recovery where we can.

The OSCR Board sets the strategic direction and ensures that activities focus on the delivery of key priorities. The Board also sets the overall vision for OSCR and works with the Chief Executive to monitor performance. 

We are looking for up to five new Board members. We welcome interest from individuals who may not have had previous Board experience, but who have the potential to contribute, who wish to develop their skills in this area and are willing to learn.   

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 disabled people, those from black and minority ethnic communities and people under 50.

Full information on these position, including information on how to apply, can be found on the Public Appointments Scotland website. The closing date for applications is midnight on 3 December 2021. 


For further background into the role, these videos have current and former members describing what it is like being on OSCR's Board.