Scottish Ministers are looking to appoint up to eight Members to the new statutory Poverty and Inequality Commission. Initial appointments are for up to five years following establishment of the body on 1 July 2019.
The Commission will collectively hold the Scottish Government to account on their progress in tackling poverty and inequality. It will also have a lead role in considering the impacts of actions by others on poverty and inequality in Scotland, providing constructive challenge as appropriate. Across the Commission’s work, it will seek to influence stakeholders effectively to deliver change.
You will work closely with your colleagues to reach agreement on the areas of interest and how the Commission may influence the wider discussions on poverty and inequality. You will bring your unique experience, perspective and knowledge to these discussions. Given the broad range of interests and backgrounds you will work with your colleagues to identify common ground and reach an informed, shared view, which will be adopted by the Commission.
Full information on the appointments is at appointed-for-scotland.org
The closing date for applications is Monday, 1 April 2019.
Scottish Ministers particularly welcome applications from individuals with lived experience of poverty and from groups currently under-represented on Scotland’s public bodies, such as women, disabled people, those from minority ethnic communities, and people aged under 50.
Appointed on merit; committed to diversity and equality