'Light touch’ guidance which seeks to help public bodies develop effective succession plans
for their Boards. This has been co-produced by the Scottish Government’s Public Bodies
Unit and Public Appointments Team, sponsor teams and a range of staff and Board
members of public bodies, building on good practice.
An interactive ‘toolkit’ of resources to support this guidance is also available online, which will be updated regularly. It will be up to each public body to decide which elements of the toolkit
(if any) are most likely to be of assistance to them and what is likely to work best for them
in relation to different stages of succession planning. There is no requirement for public
bodies to use any element of the toolkit.