Scottish Ministers are recruiting members to a new ScotStat Board for Official Statistics. The purpose of the ScotStat Board is to provide recommendations, advice and critical challenge to the Chief Statistician on the production and dissemination of Scottish devolved statistics.
Members of the Board will help promote innovation and set priorities for Official Statistics in Scotland. Members will become familiar with the Official Statistics landscape, and gain experience of strategic thinking and influencing within Government. Members will have the opportunity to work alongside and network with individuals from a range of backgrounds from across Scotland.
The Board will meet around four times per year. The Board may choose to establish sub-groups which may meet additionally outside this timeline. You should ensure you have the agreement of your employer to attend meetings of the Board.
Meetings will normally take place virtually. Although the Board is independent, suitable Scottish Government accommodation may be used if the Board chooses to meet in person.
Appointment will be for an initial term of two years.
Remuneration and Expenses
This is an unpaid role. However, you may be able to claim reasonable travel and subsistence expenses if the Board chooses to meet in person.
The responsibilities of the role are:
Competencies are not required for this post. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to an informal interview.
No specific qualifications are required.
Scottish Ministers welcome applications from people from a wide range of backgrounds who have the following skills and experience:
A list of topics covered by Scottish Government statistical publications is available on the Scottish Government website. Devolved statistics are also published by other public bodies in Scotland including National Records of Scotland and Public Health Scotland.
If you have any questions about the role or the ScotStat Board, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. .
Please send your CV and a supporting statement (no more than 600 words) that outlines why you are interested in being a Board member and what you would bring to the role to email@example.com. The closing date for applications is 26th February 2024.
Shortlisted candidates will be invited to an informal interview.
The appointment process will aim to ensure a diversity of skills, experience and demographic background in the composition of the Board.
Diversity and Inclusion
Delivering successful national services for Scotland is impossible without ensuring we consider the diverse needs, perspectives, and backgrounds of everyone in Scotland in our work.
We welcome applications from candidates of all backgrounds, and work to ensure a positive recruitment experience where everyone is treated fairly, and with respect regardless of the outcome.