Organogram relating to Higher Education and Science Division: FOI release

Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002

Information requested

The organogram of the hierarchy of job roles specifically in relation to the Higher Education and Science Division and how it links in the organisation (Chain) to the top of the Scottish Government.


The government in Scotland is structured into a number of directorates. Directorates and their related public bodies are responsible for putting government policy into practice.
The Permanent Secretary is the senior civil servant in Scotland and leads the 5000-plus people working for the Scottish Government. The Permanent Secretary supports the government in developing, implementing and communicating its policies.

There are six directors-general who head up the Scottish civil service. A director-general manages a number of directorates and agencies which are responsible for proposing legislation and putting Scottish Government policy into practice.
The Higher Education and Science Division is part of the Advanced Learning and Science Directorate, which is managed by the Director General for Education, Communities and Justice. 

I have enclosed an organogram (Annex A) that illustrates how the Higher Education and Science Division links to the rest of the hierarchical structure within the Scottish Government.

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