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The Scottish Funding Council (SFC) is recruiting up to seven new members for its Council Board.

SFC draws its council board members from a wide range of backgrounds and was one of the first public bodies in Scotland to achieve the Government’s ambition of equal gender representation.

The new board members will be responsible for decisions about the funding of teaching, learning and research in colleges and universities and will represent the organisation on national forums and act as ambassadors for its values and ambitions. As well as attending council board meetings and workshops they will sit on or chair at least one of the Funding Council’s committees.

SFC chief operating officer, Martin Fairbairn, said: “Our new council board members will have the chance to make an important and meaningful contribution to Scotland’s economic, social and cultural development. We are also looking to them to champion Scotland’s learners and to help to create a level playing field where everyone’s talent and abilities can flourish.”

SFC is emphasising that it will welcome applications from anyone who believes they could make a strong contribution. It would particularly welcome interest from groups which are currently under-represented on Scotland’s public bodies, such as women, disabled people, ethnic minorities and people aged under 50.

Full details and an application pack are available on the public appointments website. The closing date for applications is midday on Monday 15 July 2019.