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Gender balance on public boards – Education Scotland: FOI release

Published: 12 Feb 2018

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

FOI reference: FOI/18/00156
Date received: 19 January 2018
Date responded: 7 February 2018

Information requested

You asked for and referred to November 2015 when the First Minister made a commitment to work towards gender balance on all public boards in Scotland and asked Education Scotland to supply you with the following information:

1. At November 12 2015, how many men and how many women were on the board of your organisation?

2. At November 12 2015, was the Chairperson (or person with an equivalent role) a man or a woman?

3. How many men and how many women are now on the board of your organisation?

4. Is the current Chairperson (or person with an equivalent role) a man or a woman?

5. Does the board have a formal strategy or policy commitment to achieving gender balance? If so please supply a copy of the document where the policy is laid out. Please also confirm the date that this policy was adopted.

6. What is the current median FTE pay for men and women in the organisation?

Response

The answer to your questions are as follows:

1. At November 12 2015, how many men and how many women were on the board of your organisation?

At 12 November 2015 Education Scotland's Board comprised of five men and five women.

2. At November 12 2015, was the Chairperson (or person with an equivalent role) a man or a woman?

At 12 November 2015 the Chairperson was a man.

3. How many men and how many women are now on the board of your organisation?

Currently Education Scotland's Board comprises of five men and six women.

4. Is the current Chairperson (or person with an equivalent role) a man or a woman?

The current Chairperson is a woman.

5. Does the board have a formal strategy or policy commitment to achieving gender balance? If so please supply a copy of the document where the policy is laid out. Please also confirm the date that this policy was adopted.

Education Scotland adheres to Scottish Government's policy to achieving gender balance.

6. What is the current median FTE pay for men and women in the organisation? The current median pay for men and women are as follows:

  • median for men - £46,889
  • median for women - £49,124

About FOI

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Contact

Please quote the FOI reference

Central Enquiry Unit
Email: ceu@gov.scot
Phone: 0300 244 4000

The Scottish Government
St Andrew's House
Regent Road
Edinburgh
EH1 3DG

Published:
12 Feb 2018
Gender balance on public boards – Education Scotland: FOI release