Being on Board
A public appointment is your opportunity to get involved with a public body. Joining either as a Board member or Chair, it is a chance for you to play your role in the leadership of Scotland’s public bodies.
As a Board member or Chair of a public body you will often be involved in:
- Providing direction and leadership – this includes setting the organisation’s strategy, agreeing business plans to deliver the strategy and objectives;
- Holding senior staff to account – this includes holding managers to account on how the body is managed, how business plans are delivered and how the budget is spent;
- Attending Board meetings on a regular basis, being well prepared by reading relevant papers in advance; and
- Representing the work and views of the body – this might be to key stakeholders and the wider community.
Becoming a Board member could give you the opportunity to:
- Give something back and contribute your expertise to help the community and influence decisions that affect everyone’s lives;
- Return from a career break;
- Meet people from all walks of life who also want to make a difference; and
- Develop your career, gain board experience and boost your skills.