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
About public appointments
- About public appointments
- Full list of public appointments by public body
- Public appointments: making a complaint
- Daisy Narayanan - Architecture and Design Scotland board member: case study
- Linda Bamford - MACS Chair and Poverty and Inequality Commission Commissioner: case study
- Naghat Ahmed - Care Inspectorate board member and MACS committee member: case study
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 email@example.com.
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 by 2021. Disabled people are encouraged to apply for public appointments.
If you 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 Public.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Information about people appointed can be found in the news releases below: