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Increasing Ethnic Minority Applications to Regulated Public Body Boards

5 July 2018 at West of Scotland Regional Equality Council

CEMVO Scotland has arranged this event in partnership with the West of the West of Scotland Regional Equality Council, Scottish Government Public Appointments Team (PAT) and the Commissioner for Ethical Standards in Public Life in Scotland (CESPLS).

The aim of the event is to encourage and enable appropriate applications from EM people to positions on the boards of Scotland’s public bodies.

You can register for this event by contact:

Fiaz khan 0141 248 4830, fiaz.khan@cemvoscotland.org.uk

 

Increasing Ethnic Minority Applications to Regulated Public Body Boards

4th May 2018 at University West of Scotland

CEMVO Scotland ran  a successful workshop in partnership with the University of the West of Scotland, Scottish Government Public Appointments Team (PAT) and the Commissioner for Ethical Standards in Public Life in Scotland (CESPLS).

The aim of the event was to encourage and enable appropriate applications from EM people to positions on the boards of Scotland’s public bodies.

18 lecturing staff at the University from minority ethnic black grounds attended the event.

We anticipate holding an follow up at the end of 2018.

Increasing Ethnic Minority Applications to Regulated Public Body Boards

29th of November 2017, Eastwood House Glasgow

CEMVO Scotland arranged this workshop in partnership with the Scottish Government Public Appointments Team (PAT) and the Commissioner for Ethical Standards in Public Life in Scotland (CESPLS).

The aim of the workshop was to encourage and enable appropriate applications from EM people to positions on the boards of Scotland’s public bodies.

Kirsty Walker

Public Appointments Improvement and Outreach Manager

Scottish Government

Ian Bruce

Public Appointments Manager

Commissioner for Ethical Standards in Public Life in Scotland

Carole Wilkinson

Carole Wilkinson was appointed Chair of the Scottish Children’s Reporter Administration (SCRA) in May 2010. She also holds two non-executive positions on the Boards of NHS Education for Scotland (NES) and the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA). She has held a number of senior management position in Local Authorities and was Director of Social Work in Falkirk from 1995-2001 and the first Chief Executive of the Scottish Social Services Council from 2001-2009. She has served on a number of government committees examining workforce issues, residential child care and services for older people.

John Brown CBE

John Brown CBE was appointed Chair of NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde on 1st December 2015. Prior to this he was appointed as a non-executive director of the same board from 1st December 2014 to 30th November 2018. John brings to the board extensive experience of leading large, customer facing organisations through transformational change. Since June 2014 he has been employed as interim Company Secretary of the Student Loans Company.  Prior to this John was a Senior Civil Servant and held a variety of challenging leadership roles at HM Revenue & Customs and the Inland Revenue.  His early career included a variety of jobs across different Government Departments and Agencies, including the Department of Health & Social Security, Benefits Agency, Child Support Agency and the Contributions Agency. John is a Chartered Management Accountant, has an MBA degree from the University of Glasgow and is a Fellow of the Institute of Leadership & Management.

Number of Attendees: 20

Keeping ahead of COVID-19

CEMVO Scotland is committed to caring for the health and wellbeing of its staff, board members and service users and supporting our vital services by following national guidelines to help prevent the spread of the virus.

On Tuesday 17th of March 2020 we followed government guidelines, introducing social distancing which includes the following:
• All project staff are working from home
• Office enquiries are re-directed to staff remotely
• All training and events are cancelled until further notice
• All travel is suspended
• All face to face meetings will take place over the phone or using other technology
• All board meetings are cancelled until further notice

We understand that our staff provide services that our users rely on and we want that to continue, it will just be delivered differently. What does this mean if you need CEMVO support?
• All staff are contactable through email, phone, social media and our enquiries email
• All staff will contact their clients to talk through their support to you
• We just can’t meet you face to face but can provide support over the phone, using video calling and also email

We will be working like this until Friday 17th of April 2020. At this time, we will review our working arrangements and update our website and social media channels.

If you have an enquiry, need CEMVO support or wish to work with us please do continue to get in touch as our operations are continuing and we will respond to your queries.

For up to date information about us please check our social media channels.