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Help shape the future of Social Security Scotland

We’re looking for a new non-executive member to join our Executive Advisory Body, to share their advice, perspective and experience to help us continue to deliver our service with dignity, fairness and respect for everyone in Scotland who may need to access the benefits we deliver.

Non-executive members play an important role in advising our Executive Team by offering constructive challenge and advice on our strategy and effective governance, as we deliver benefits for people with children, disabled people, carers, young people entering the workplace, people who need help paying for a funeral and to help people heat their homes.

Members of our Executive Advisory Body make an essential contribution through their mix of lived and professional experience. We value diversity of thought as well as diversity of experience on our Executive Advisory Body. We seek to recruit a workforce reflective of the people of Scotland and encourage applications from people with protected characteristics or from underrepresented groups. These groups include women, disabled people, LGBTI+ people, those from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities and people of all ages.

In particular, we would welcome applications from people with experience in:

  • Leading digital transformation and sustaining enterprise technologies, ideally with a good understanding of how governance supports decision-making and accountability within complex delivery environments
  • Transitioning digital products, services and supporting infrastructure from the design, development and delivery stages, through to live running in a business-as-usual environment

Naghat Ahmed has been one of our non-executive members since 2021:

“I would encourage people to consider applying to join me and my colleagues on the Executive Advisory Body, to help ensure that Social Security Scotland continues to deliver a social security system for the people of Scotland, based on values of dignity, fairness and respect. Joining the Executive Advisory Body is a rewarding opportunity that can make a difference to people’s lives and I hope people interested will apply.”

David Wallace, our Chief Executive, said:

“The role of our non-executive members in providing their insight and experience to assist us in the continued development of Social Security Scotland is very important, and I am pleased we are able to offer this opportunity to join our Executive Advisory Body.

“This is an exciting opportunity to help shape our organisation and ensure we deliver the best possible service to our clients in line with our Charter.

“You don’t need to have been a non-executive member before, and we encourage applications from people who can bring a variety of knowledge and experience, both personally and professionally.”

More information and details of how to apply is on our website.

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