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Chair of Redress Scotland

  • Management Board
  • Sessional
  • Central Belt (tbc)
  • Closing 16th April 2021

  • Advertised from 8th April 2021
  • This appointment attracts a daily rate of £561 per day.


Do you want to lead the establishment of a new, independent and trauma-informed public body which treats survivors with respect, dignity and compassion?

For decades, children in residential care in Scotland were failed by those entrusted to look after them. Scotland is taking steps to face up to those failings by establishing a new financial redress scheme for survivors of historical child abuse in care.

The Scottish Parliament passed the Redress for Survivors (Historical Child Abuse in Care) (Scotland) Bill on 11 March 2021. The Bill creates ‘Redress Scotland’, a new Non-Departmental Public Body which will make decisions on applications from survivors seeking financial redress.

As Chair of Redress Scotland, in addition to providing strategic leadership and embedding a culture of trauma-informed practice you will:

  • Build public confidence in Redress Scotland, promoting the purpose and values of the organisation and ensuring survivors’ needs remain at its heart
  • Support the Chief Executive and their staff to deliver the organisation’s objectives, demonstrating the values embedded in legislation
  • Have a track history of strong leadership, personal integrity and the impartiality required to build and maintain the trust of survivors and a range of stakeholders.
  • Provide vision and focus to ensure the organisation delivers statutory obligations and is viewed as a trustworthy and transparent independent public body

Application notes

Closing date: 16 April 2021 at midnight

Full information is available here Scottish Government - Public Appointments (

For further information about Redress Scotland and the role of Chair, please contact Donald Henderson, Deputy Director for Redress, Relations and Response Division at Scottish Government (

If you have any queries about this appointment process, you should contact the Scottish Government at

Appointed on merit; committed to diversity and equality.