The right people for the roles
Statement from Scottish Ministers
"The Scottish Ministers ask that a wide and diverse range of individuals apply for ministerial appointments to public bodies. We appreciate the contribution many people already make to public appointments and are keen to see an increase in applications 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".
For more information on how the Ethical Standards Commissioner and the Scottish Government are working together on diversity in public appointments, can be found below.
Our latest diversity report can be found here.
Diversity key facts – Public Appointment rounds undertaken in 2017
- 39.5% of applicants and 52.8% of those appointed were women.
- 27.1% of applicants are from people aged 50 years and under and 29.6% of those appointed.
- 7% of applicants and 1.8% of those appointed were from a minority ethnic background.
- 11% of applicants and 6.5% of those appointed declared a disability
- 3.9% of applicants declared that they belong to a non-Christian religion or belief with 3.6% being appointed.
- 4.6% of applicants declared they were lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, or other non-heterosexual (LGBO). 5.4% of appointments were identified as LGBO
The Ethical Standards Commissioner also reports on progress in his annual report.