FJSS Group& Public Appointments Scotland
The event was held on the 4th January 2021. The workshop was designed to raise awareness of regulated public appointments, what this involves and the process of applying for a regulated public appointment and how the recruitment is done.
Presently people from BME background remain under-represented in applications and appointments to regulated public body Boards in Scotland. Public bodies are therefore missing a potential pool of talent and experience because of this under-representation.
During the session, the public appointments team joined by current Board members Hellen Miller and Amanda Pringle shared their personal experience of being a member of a public body Board in Scotland. It was very helpful for the participants to know what possibilities there are for representations on Scottish boards.