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It is what you know that makes the difference

What You Bring Will Make A Difference

In every aspect of life in our country - from education and healthcare, to justice and the environment - public bodies have a huge role to play.

That is why Nicola Sturgeon, First Minister for Scotland has proposed the 50/50 by 2020 plan; a pledge to make public appointments within public bodies more diverse.

It is so important that these public bodies include Board members who reflect Scottish society - people from all walks of life; those with a vast range of viewpoints and life experiences.

With the right skills, coupled with a little time and commitment, you will have an opportunity to deliver ministerial policy and develop key strategies. It’s a time for you to get your voice, your opinions and your concerns heard and to make a difference in the things that matter.

Statement from Scottish Ministers:

"We appreciate the contribution many people already make to public appointments and are keen to see an increase in applications and appointments from those individuals who do not already hold a ministerial public appointment. Public bodies should give early consideration to how they can best attract a diverse range of suitably skilled and able people to their Boards".