A public appointment is, typically, a Ministerial appointment to the Board of a public body.
Public bodies deliver the priorities of Ministers or the Scottish Parliament, through the delivery or scrutiny of services or by providing impartial, expert advice on a specific topic.
Applying for a public appointment
Equality and diversity
Scottish Ministers particularly welcome applications from people from protected groups, including women, disabled people, those from minority ethnic communities and people aged under 50.
If you are disabled and require a reasonable adjustment at any stage of the public appointments process please get in touch with the Public Appointments Team on 0300 244 1898 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Ethical Standards Commissioner publishes details about the diversity of public appointees.
Reasonable adjustments for disabled people
Scottish Ministers have set an equality outcome that public appointments are more diverse and broadly reflect the general population. Disabled people are encouraged to apply for public appointments.
If you require a reasonable adjustment at any stage of the public appointments process, for example the application pack documentation in an alternative format such as plain text, Braille or large print or a reasonable adjustment to attend an interview, please get in touch with the Public Appointments Team on 0300 244 1898 or email Public.email@example.com.
Public bodies information
Information about people appointed can be found in the news releases below: