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The right people for the roles

Scotland's public bodies need skills, experience and understanding from every walk of life, so it’s essential that there are no barriers to participating. As such, appointments are made on the basis of the skills, knowledge and qualities necessary to fill the role – and nothing else. Whatever the role, applications from everyone are welcome.

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.

To find out how the Commissioner for Ethical Standards In Publc Life Scotland and the Scottish Government are working together on diversity in public appointments, download the docunment below.

Diversity Delivers

Our latest diversity report can be found here - Diversity 2016   

Diversity key facts – Public Appointment rounds 2016

The Commissioner for Ethical Standards in Public Life in Scotland also reports on progress in his annual report