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Scotland Committee Member

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Scotland
  • Closing 7th June 2023

  • Advertised from 17th May 2023


Are you passionate about promoting equality and human rights in Scotland? Do you have experience operating at a senior level, with a commitment to good governance? If so, we have a unique opportunity for you to make a difference as a Scotland Committee Member for the Equality and Human Rights Commission.

Our Scotland Committee is responsible for overseeing and guiding the Commission's work in Scotland, advising on policies and programs affecting people living in Scotland, contributing a Scottish perspective to the Commission's strategic and business plans, and advising on matters relating to equality and human rights.

As a Committee Member, you will work closely with the Scotland Commissioner, Dr Lesley Sawers, and support the Commission's important work of promoting equality and human rights for the people of Scotland. You will have the opportunity to shape the development of policy and strategic priorities in Scotland, represent the Commission in Scotland, and engage with other Committees to learn and contribute.

But being a Committee Member isn't just about the work you'll be doing. It's about the impact you'll be making. Our current Committee Members have shared how being a part of the Committee has given them a unique opportunity to make a difference, to influence the equality and human rights agenda in Scotland, and to develop their personal skills through interesting and thought-provoking debate on current equality issues.

To be considered for this unique opportunity, we are looking for individuals with significant experience operating at a senior level, ideally within the business or private sector, with a proven knowledge of the context of the equality and human rights agenda in Scotland, a practical understanding of the social, economic, cultural, legal and political context in Scotland, and a commitment to good governance. We particularly welcome applications from people who belong to disadvantaged groups.

If you have a passion for promoting equality and human rights, along with the necessary skills and experience, we invite you to apply. You will have the chance to work with dedicated and expert colleagues, shape policy and strategic priorities, and make a real difference in the lives of people in Scotland.

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