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Social Security Scotland: Appointment of 4 Non-Executive Members

Contract Type
Fixed Term, Part-Time
Public Sector
£232 per day
Expiry Date
Do you want to help shape Scotland’s new Social Security system and ensure its clients are treated with fairness, dignity and respect?

Job Description

Social Security Scotland: Appointment of 4 Non-Executive Members

Social Security Scotland, the new social security agency for Scotland, is looking to appoint up to 4 new Non-Executive Members to its Executive Advisory Body.


About Social Security Scotland

Social Security Scotland will be an Executive Agency of the Scottish Government, with a Chief Executive accountable to Scottish Ministers and Parliament.

We believe that social security is a human right.  We believe that people should be able to get support they are entitled to when and where they need it. This is exactly the way we will approach the delivery of the benefits that are being devolved. Social Security Scotland will deliver a key service to the people of Scotland. Together let’s build a public service to be proud of.

We are looking for people who believe, and can evidence practice in, our values of fairness, dignity and respect to join the Executive Advisory Body of Social Security Scotland.


Key responsibilities/Purpose and role of Group Members


The Executive Advisory Body will perform a key role in assisting the Agency in the delivery of its functions. As a member of the Body, you will:

  • Provide strategic advice, scrutiny, and constructive challenge to the Chief Executive and the management team;
  • Encourage performance improvement and promote good governance;
  • Help ensure the Agency delivers on its purpose and principles underpinning the delivery of social security in Scotland,
  •  Providing independent advice on risk and governance. One appointment will be expected to chair the Audit and Risk Committee for the agency.  


As a Body member, you should also be able to offer experience in one of the following areas:

  • Managing large, growing workforces;
  • Establishing and managing new organisations;
  • Achieving consistent culture across geographically dispersed organisations.


Terms of appointment

The Executive Advisory Body will meet at least quarterly throughout the year with meetings taking place at Social Security Scotland’s interim headquarters, co-located with Dundee City Council, in Dundee House, 50 North Lindsay Street Dundee DD1 1QE. This is readily accessible by public transport.  Alternative travel arrangements can be made if required.

At present, the anticipated time commitment for Members is around 2 days per quarter (circa 8 days a year) reflecting attendance at meetings, reading, travel time, and the consideration of papers, in an alternative formats if required, outwith meetings.

There will also be periods when the pressure of business may require additional time and it is likely that you may be required to commit 5 to 6 days in the first instance until the end of December this year.

Members will be remunerated at the gross daily rate of £232 per day (non-pensionable). You will also receive reimbursement for reasonable travel expenses and reasonable child care/carer costs incurred whilst undertaking your duties.

This appointment will be for two years, effective from September 2018 lasting until September 2020, at which point the appointment will be reviewed.

We particularly welcome applications from groups currently under-represented on Scotland’s public bodies, such as women, people with a disability, ethnic minorities, and people aged under 50.

We will be holding two information evenings in Dundee and Glasgow where you can find out more about the roles. If you would interested in attending one of these events, or simply wish to informally discuss the role, please contact Carol Anne Hackland, Governance and Business Manager, on tel. 0141 278 4430 or email


The closing date for applications is Friday 29 June 2018.


An application pack and full details on these public appointments can be downloaded at: or via the public appointments website at:


We are committed to removing any barriers that there may be to people applying for roles with Social Security Scotland. If you require an application pack in an alternative format, please use the contact details below.


An application pack can also be obtained in hard copy by email, post, and telephone, using the details below. You should provide your name, address and the appointment that you are interested in.


Postal:         Carol Anne Hackland

                  Governance and Business Manager

                  Social Security Scotland

                  5th Floor

                  Atlantic Quay

                  150 The Broomielaw

                   Glasgow G2 8L