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Top job! Chair - The Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR)

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Dundee and other locations
  • Closing 23rd November 2018

  • Advertised from 31st October 2018
  • £270 per day. Travel, subsistence, and reasonable dependent carer allowance incurred will be reimbursed. Non-pensionable. Time commitment: up to 4 days per month, including 5 Board meetings a year, plus a Board strategy session.


The Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR) is looking to recruit a new Chair to provide strategic leadership during a period which will present both challenges and opportunities for OSCR and the sector. Applicants will be expected to have an ability to influence at the highest level, and be able to operate within the wider political environment. We are looking for applicants with a good knowledge of the charity landscape including the key issues facing charities in Scotland. We want applicants who are passionate about a strong charity sector and can inspire others.

Listed below are the skills, knowledge and experience you will need to be able to demonstrate as Chair of the OSCR Board:

Essential criteria

1. Strategic Leadership

2. Communication & Influencing

3. Governance

4. Understanding of charities and the charity sector

5. Understanding of the role of a national regulator

Application notes

Closing date: Friday 23 November 2018.

If you would find it helpful to speak to the current Chair of OSCR please contact David Robb, Chief Executive on 01382 346860. Alternatively you can contact Leigh Alowooja by calling 0131 244 4618; or by emailing to find out more about the application process.

An application pack and full details on this and other public appointments can be found at:

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 women, disabled people, ethnic minorities and people aged under 50.

Appointed on merit; committed to diversity and equality.