Gender balance and register of interests of board members

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The Ferret Media Ltd

Dear Scottish Sports Council,

Please treat this as a freedom of information request.

In November 2015 The First Minister made a commitment to work towards gender balance on all public boards in Scotland.

Please could you supply me with the following information on gender balance in the organisation?

1. How many women are now on the board of your organisation and how many people of other genders are there?

2. Is the current Chairperson (or person with an equivalent role) a woman or someone of another gender?

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

In addition, I would be grateful if you could provide me with the following information about board members.

4. Please supply the names of everyone currently on the board along with their registers of interest and the date that their register was last updated.

5. Please supply details of any payments made to any of the board members in the last 12 months, and a summary of the purpose of each payment.

Please do not send the requested information in pdf format files. I would prefer to receive the requested information by email in a machine readable format such as MS Excel.


I look forward to hearing from you in due course.

Yours faithfully,

Alastair Tibbitt
The Ferret Media Ltd

FOI, Scottish Sports Council

Good afternoon,

I acknowledge receipt of your FOI.

sportscotland will respond on or before 21 April, 2021.

Kind regards
Siobhan
_______________________________________________________________
Siobhan Harkin | Legal and Procurement Administrator | sportscotland
Doges | Templeton on the Green | 62 Templeton Street | Glasgow | G40 1DA
t: 0141 565 9185
w: [1]www.sportscotland.org.uk

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FOI, Scottish Sports Council

1 Atodiad

Good afternoon,

 

Please see the responses to your freedom of information requests, H 1 48
604 and H 1 48 606, below:-

 

H 1 48 604

In November 2015 The First Minister made a commitment to work towards
gender balance on all public boards in Scotland.

 

Please could you supply me with the following information on gender
balance in the organisation?

 

 1. How many women are now on the board of your organisation and how many
people of other genders are there?

 

The sportscotland board includes 5 women and 7 men.

 

The sportscotland Trust Company directors include 7 women and 4 men.

 

You can find more information about sportscotland’s equality reporting
at:- [1]Equality reporting (sportscotland.org.uk)

 


2. Is the current Chairperson (or person with an equivalent role) a woman
or someone of another gender?


 

The current sportscotland board Chair is male and the current Vice-Chair
is female.

 

Both the sportscotland Trust Company Chair and Vice-Chair are female.

 

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

 

o Male current median FTE salary - £40,362.48
o Female current median FTE salary - £35,171.36

 

Please note, these figures do not include people:-

 

o on training schemes at the National Centres; nor
o on a casual contract (as they do not have an annualised salary); nor
o the sportscotland Chair or board positions.

 

In addition, I would be grateful if you could provide me with the
following information about board members.

 

4. Please supply the names of everyone currently on the board along with
their registers of interest and the date that their register was last
updated.

 

This information is otherwise accessible as per section 25(1) of the
Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002. For ease, please see the link
to sportscotland’s website below for the board members’ names and their
most recent registers of interest.

 

[2]https://sportscotland.org.uk/about-us/wh...

 

[3]Trust Company Board (sportscotland.org.uk) 

 

5. Please supply details of any payments made to any of the board members
in the last 12 months, and a summary of the purpose of each payment.

 

Please see the attached spreadsheet which shows the board payments made
and days worked for the last twelve months.  As per your query in H 1 48
606, we have also included the period from January to March, 2020, so the
spreadsheet will give the full picture from January 2020 to March, 2021. 
(Please note that this could be categorised as a repeated request as per
section 14(2) of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 as these
two requests ask for some of the same information twice – on this occasion
sportscotland has provided the information in a joint response, for ease).

 

The board receive payments depending on number of days.  £257.51 was
payment for 1.5 days (daily rate of £171.67).  The daily rate was
increased at April 2020 to £176.82; £353.64 is for 2 days, £707.28 for 4
days – depending on their meeting attendance and whether they were at
Audit Committee as well they will receive different amounts.

 

Please also note that we have removed the board members’ names as this is
personal data as per section 38(1)(b) of the Freedom of Information
(Scotland) Act 2002 (third party personal data).

 

Regarding the Chair, he is not included on this spreadsheet as he is
salaried. In accordance with section 38(1)(b) of the Freedom of
Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (third party personal data), we have not
included the detail of his earnings over this period, however, as per the
sportscotland accounts (which are yet to be finalised), we can confirm
that he earned between £15,000 and £20,000 in the last year. 

 

Finally, no payments were made to the sportscotland Trust Company
independent directors.  The spreadsheet does however capture the payments
made to the two non independent directors who also sit on the
sportscotland Board.

 

H 1 48 606

I am writing to you to request details of the remuneration of your
non-executive board members. I am looking for figures on:

 

 a. The number of days of paid work claimed by each individual member of
your board members from Jan to Dec 2020, including the chair.  (Please
break this figure down so it show the totals for each member.)

 

b) The total paid to each board member from Jan to Dec 2020.

 

Please see the attached spreadsheet which shows the board payments made
and days worked from January to December, 2020.  As per your query in H 1
48 604, we have also included the period from January to March, 2021, so
the spreadsheet will give the full picture from January 2020 to March,
2021.  (Please note that this could be categorised as a repeated request
as per section 14(2) of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 as
these two requests ask for some of the same information twice – on this
occasion sportscotland has provided the information in a joint response,
for ease).

 

The board receive payments depending on number of days.  £257.51 was
payment for 1.5 days (daily rate of £171.67).  The daily rate was
increased at April 2020 to £176.82; £353.64 is for 2 days, £707.28 for 4
days – depending on their meeting attendance and whether they were at
Audit Committee as well they will receive different amounts.

 

Please note that we have removed the board members’ names as this is
personal data as per section 38(1)(b) of the Freedom of Information
(Scotland) Act 2002 (third party personal data).

 

Regarding the Chair, he is not included on this spreadsheet as he is
salaried.  He works a total of 48.1 hours per month (577.2 hours per
year).  In accordance with section 38(1)(b) of the Freedom of Information
(Scotland) Act 2002 (third party personal data), we have not included the
detail of his earnings over this period, however, as per the sportscotland
accounts (which are yet to be finalised), we can confirm that he earned
between £15,000 and £20,000 for 2020. 

 

Finally, no payments were made to the sportscotland Trust Company
independent directors.  The spreadsheet does however capture the payments
made to the two non independent directors who also sit on the
sportscotland Board.

 

To help us, we would be grateful if you could acknowledge receipt of this
response for our records. If you are not satisfied with our response, you
are entitled to ask us to review our decision. You must make this request
within 40 working days of the date of this response, explaining why you
think we should carry out a review, stating the information request to
which this review relates, and the name and address of the applicant for
correspondence. Review requests should be sent to Head of Finance,
sportscotland, Doges, Templeton on the Green, 62 Templeton Street,
Glasgow, G40 1DA. Further information on our Freedom of Information
procedures can be found on sportscotland’s website under the Freedom of
Information section at the end of the home page. You will receive the
outcome of the Review Request within 20 working days of receipt of your
request for sportscotland to carry out a review.

 

If you are still dissatisfied with the outcome of your Review Request, you
subsequently have the right to apply to the Scottish Information
Commissioner for a decision either in writing or online. Further details
on this process are available on the Commissioner’s website:
[4]www.itspublicknowledge.info. An online appeal may be made to the
Scottish Information Commissioner by following this link
[5]www.itspublicknowledge.info/Appeal.

 

Scottish Information Commissioner’s Details:

Address: Scottish Information Commissioner, Kinburn Castle, Doubledykes
Road, St Andrews, KY16 9DS.

Email: [6][email address]

Telephone: 01334 464610

 

Kind regards,

 

Jennifer

 

Jennifer Edmonstone | Senior Legal Officer | sportscotland
Doges | Templeton on the Green | 62 Templeton Street | Glasgow | G40 1DA

t: 0141 534 1175| m: 07817 288 763
w: [7]www.sportscotland.org.uk

 

PLEASE NOTE:

 

My working days are Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. 

 

If you require assistance from the Legal Team on Monday or Tuesday, please
contact Siobhan Harkin, Legal and Procurement Administrator
[8][email address].  Siobhan will assign your enquiry
to a member of the Legal Team.

Follow us on [9]twitter and [10]facebook

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Disclaimer - This email is confidential and intended solely for the use of
the individual(s) to whom it is addressed. If you are not the intended
recipient, please destroy this email and any attachments and all copies,
and inform the sender immediately. Please be advised that any unauthorised
use of this document is strictly prohibited.

As a public body, sportscotland falls under the requirements of the
Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 to disclose any information
(including electronic communication) that it may hold on a particular
topic when requested to do so by a person or body. If this causes concern,
sportscotland will be able to advise you further on this matter. For the
avoidance of doubt sportscotland's decision with regard to questions of
disclosure and non-disclosure shall be final.

sportscotland is the controller of the personal data provided by you in
any email correspondence with us.

Please note that the personal data which you provide will be stored and/or
processed by sportscotland in order for us to perform services for you or
correspond with you. Please go to
[11]https://sportscotland.org.uk/privacy/ for more information about the
management of your personal data

Aithris-àichidh – Tha am post-d seo dìomhair agus air a rùnachadh a-mhàin
don neach gu bheil e air a sheòladh. Mura h-e thusa an neach sin, feuch
gun cuir thu às don phost-d seo is ceangalan sam bith agus leth-bhreacan
uile, agus cuir fios sa bhad gu an neach-seòlaidh. Cuimhnich mas e do
thoil e gu bheil cleachdadh neo-ùghdarraichte sam bith air an sgrìobhainn
seo air a thoirmeasg gu tur.

Mar bhuidheann poblach, tha spòrsalba a’ tighinn fo riatanasan an Achd
Saorsa Fiosrachaidh (Alba) 2002 a thaobh foillseachadh air fiosrachadh sam
bith (a’ gabhail a-steach conaltradh eileagtronaigeach) a dh’fhaodadh a
bhith aige mu chuspair sònraichte, nuair a thèid sin iarraidh air le neach
no buidheann sam bith. Ma bhios dragh ann mu dheidhinn seo, is urrainn do
spòrsalba comhairleachadh mun chùis. Gus teagamh a sheachnadh, bidh
co-dhùnadh spòrsalba deireannach a thaobh ceistean foillseachaidh is
neo-fhoillseachaidh.

Is e spòrsalba a tha a’ gleidheadh dàta pearsanta a bheir sibh dhuinn ann
am puist-dealain sam bith.

Thoiribh an aire gum bi an dàta pearsanta a bheir sibh dhuinn air a
stòradh agus/no air a ghiullachd le spòrsalba gus seirbheisean a
lìbhrigeadh no conaltradh ribh. Feuch gun tèid sibh gu
[12]https://sportscotland.org.uk/privacy/ airson tuilleadh fiosrachaidh mu
làimhseachadh air an dàta phearsanta agaibh.

References

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3. https://sportscotland.org.uk/about-us/wh...
4. http://www.itspublicknowledge.info/
5. http://www.itspublicknowledge.info/Appeal
6. mailto:[email address]
7. http://www.sportscotland.org.uk/
8. mailto:[email address]
9. https://twitter.com/sportscotland
10. https://www.facebook.com/sportscotland
11. https://sportscotland.org.uk/privacy/
12. https://sportscotland.org.uk/privacy/

FOI, Scottish Sports Council

1 Atodiad

Good afternoon,

 

Please see the responses to your freedom of information requests, H 1 48
604 and H 1 48 606, below:-

 

H 1 48 604

In November 2015 The First Minister made a commitment to work towards
gender balance on all public boards in Scotland.

 

Please could you supply me with the following information on gender
balance in the organisation?

 

 1. How many women are now on the board of your organisation and how many
people of other genders are there?

 

The sportscotland board includes 5 women and 7 men.

 

The sportscotland Trust Company directors include 7 women and 4 men.

 

You can find more information about sportscotland’s equality reporting
at:- [1]Equality reporting (sportscotland.org.uk)

 


2. Is the current Chairperson (or person with an equivalent role) a woman
or someone of another gender?


 

The current sportscotland board Chair is male and the current Vice-Chair
is female.

 

Both the sportscotland Trust Company Chair and Vice-Chair are female.

 

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

 

o Male current median FTE salary - £40,362.48
o Female current median FTE salary - £35,171.36

 

Please note, these figures do not include people:-

 

o on training schemes at the National Centres; nor
o on a casual contract (as they do not have an annualised salary); nor
o the sportscotland Chair or board positions.

 

In addition, I would be grateful if you could provide me with the
following information about board members.

 

4. Please supply the names of everyone currently on the board along with
their registers of interest and the date that their register was last
updated.

 

This information is otherwise accessible as per section 25(1) of the
Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002. For ease, please see the link
to sportscotland’s website below for the board members’ names and their
most recent registers of interest.

 

[2]https://sportscotland.org.uk/about-us/wh...

 

[3]Trust Company Board (sportscotland.org.uk) 

 

5. Please supply details of any payments made to any of the board members
in the last 12 months, and a summary of the purpose of each payment.

 

Please see the attached spreadsheet which shows the board payments made
and days worked for the last twelve months.  As per your query in H 1 48
606, we have also included the period from January to March, 2020, so the
spreadsheet will give the full picture from January 2020 to March, 2021. 
(Please note that this could be categorised as a repeated request as per
section 14(2) of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 as these
two requests ask for some of the same information twice – on this occasion
sportscotland has provided the information in a joint response, for ease).

 

The board receive payments depending on number of days.  £257.51 was
payment for 1.5 days (daily rate of £171.67).  The daily rate was
increased at April 2020 to £176.82; £353.64 is for 2 days, £707.28 for 4
days – depending on their meeting attendance and whether they were at
Audit Committee as well they will receive different amounts.

 

Please also note that we have removed the board members’ names as this is
personal data as per section 38(1)(b) of the Freedom of Information
(Scotland) Act 2002 (third party personal data).

 

Regarding the Chair, he is not included on this spreadsheet as he is
salaried. In accordance with section 38(1)(b) of the Freedom of
Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (third party personal data), we have not
included the detail of his earnings over this period, however, as per the
sportscotland accounts (which are yet to be finalised), we can confirm
that he earned between £15,000 and £20,000 in the last year. 

 

Finally, no payments were made to the sportscotland Trust Company
independent directors.  The spreadsheet does however capture the payments
made to the two non independent directors who also sit on the
sportscotland Board.

 

H 1 48 606

I am writing to you to request details of the remuneration of your
non-executive board members. I am looking for figures on:

 

 a. The number of days of paid work claimed by each individual member of
your board members from Jan to Dec 2020, including the chair.  (Please
break this figure down so it show the totals for each member.)

 

b) The total paid to each board member from Jan to Dec 2020.

 

Please see the attached spreadsheet which shows the board payments made
and days worked from January to December, 2020.  As per your query in H 1
48 604, we have also included the period from January to March, 2021, so
the spreadsheet will give the full picture from January 2020 to March,
2021.  (Please note that this could be categorised as a repeated request
as per section 14(2) of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 as
these two requests ask for some of the same information twice – on this
occasion sportscotland has provided the information in a joint response,
for ease).

 

The board receive payments depending on number of days.  £257.51 was
payment for 1.5 days (daily rate of £171.67).  The daily rate was
increased at April 2020 to £176.82; £353.64 is for 2 days, £707.28 for 4
days – depending on their meeting attendance and whether they were at
Audit Committee as well they will receive different amounts.

 

Please note that we have removed the board members’ names as this is
personal data as per section 38(1)(b) of the Freedom of Information
(Scotland) Act 2002 (third party personal data).

 

Regarding the Chair, he is not included on this spreadsheet as he is
salaried.  He works a total of 48.1 hours per month (577.2 hours per
year).  In accordance with section 38(1)(b) of the Freedom of Information
(Scotland) Act 2002 (third party personal data), we have not included the
detail of his earnings over this period, however, as per the sportscotland
accounts (which are yet to be finalised), we can confirm that he earned
between £15,000 and £20,000 for 2020. 

 

Finally, no payments were made to the sportscotland Trust Company
independent directors.  The spreadsheet does however capture the payments
made to the two non independent directors who also sit on the
sportscotland Board.

 

To help us, we would be grateful if you could acknowledge receipt of this
response for our records. If you are not satisfied with our response, you
are entitled to ask us to review our decision. You must make this request
within 40 working days of the date of this response, explaining why you
think we should carry out a review, stating the information request to
which this review relates, and the name and address of the applicant for
correspondence. Review requests should be sent to Head of Finance,
sportscotland, Doges, Templeton on the Green, 62 Templeton Street,
Glasgow, G40 1DA. Further information on our Freedom of Information
procedures can be found on sportscotland’s website under the Freedom of
Information section at the end of the home page. You will receive the
outcome of the Review Request within 20 working days of receipt of your
request for sportscotland to carry out a review.

 

If you are still dissatisfied with the outcome of your Review Request, you
subsequently have the right to apply to the Scottish Information
Commissioner for a decision either in writing or online. Further details
on this process are available on the Commissioner’s website:
[4]www.itspublicknowledge.info. An online appeal may be made to the
Scottish Information Commissioner by following this link
[5]www.itspublicknowledge.info/Appeal.

 

Scottish Information Commissioner’s Details:

Address: Scottish Information Commissioner, Kinburn Castle, Doubledykes
Road, St Andrews, KY16 9DS.

Email: [6][email address]

Telephone: 01334 464610

 

Kind regards,

 

Jennifer

 

Jennifer Edmonstone | Senior Legal Officer | sportscotland
Doges | Templeton on the Green | 62 Templeton Street | Glasgow | G40 1DA

t: 0141 534 1175| m: 07817 288 763
w: [7]www.sportscotland.org.uk

 

PLEASE NOTE:

 

My working days are Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. 

 

If you require assistance from the Legal Team on Monday or Tuesday, please
contact Siobhan Harkin, Legal and Procurement Administrator
[8][email address].  Siobhan will assign your enquiry
to a member of the Legal Team.

Follow us on [9]twitter and [10]facebook

sportscotland – the national agency for sport
spòrsalba - am buidheann nàiseanta airson spòrs

Awarding funds from The National Lottery

 

Disclaimer - This email is confidential and intended solely for the use of
the individual(s) to whom it is addressed. If you are not the intended
recipient, please destroy this email and any attachments and all copies,
and inform the sender immediately. Please be advised that any unauthorised
use of this document is strictly prohibited.

As a public body, sportscotland falls under the requirements of the
Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 to disclose any information
(including electronic communication) that it may hold on a particular
topic when requested to do so by a person or body. If this causes concern,
sportscotland will be able to advise you further on this matter. For the
avoidance of doubt sportscotland's decision with regard to questions of
disclosure and non-disclosure shall be final.

sportscotland is the controller of the personal data provided by you in
any email correspondence with us.

Please note that the personal data which you provide will be stored and/or
processed by sportscotland in order for us to perform services for you or
correspond with you. Please go to
[11]https://sportscotland.org.uk/privacy/ for more information about the
management of your personal data

Aithris-àichidh – Tha am post-d seo dìomhair agus air a rùnachadh a-mhàin
don neach gu bheil e air a sheòladh. Mura h-e thusa an neach sin, feuch
gun cuir thu às don phost-d seo is ceangalan sam bith agus leth-bhreacan
uile, agus cuir fios sa bhad gu an neach-seòlaidh. Cuimhnich mas e do
thoil e gu bheil cleachdadh neo-ùghdarraichte sam bith air an sgrìobhainn
seo air a thoirmeasg gu tur.

Mar bhuidheann poblach, tha spòrsalba a’ tighinn fo riatanasan an Achd
Saorsa Fiosrachaidh (Alba) 2002 a thaobh foillseachadh air fiosrachadh sam
bith (a’ gabhail a-steach conaltradh eileagtronaigeach) a dh’fhaodadh a
bhith aige mu chuspair sònraichte, nuair a thèid sin iarraidh air le neach
no buidheann sam bith. Ma bhios dragh ann mu dheidhinn seo, is urrainn do
spòrsalba comhairleachadh mun chùis. Gus teagamh a sheachnadh, bidh
co-dhùnadh spòrsalba deireannach a thaobh ceistean foillseachaidh is
neo-fhoillseachaidh.

Is e spòrsalba a tha a’ gleidheadh dàta pearsanta a bheir sibh dhuinn ann
am puist-dealain sam bith.

Thoiribh an aire gum bi an dàta pearsanta a bheir sibh dhuinn air a
stòradh agus/no air a ghiullachd le spòrsalba gus seirbheisean a
lìbhrigeadh no conaltradh ribh. Feuch gun tèid sibh gu
[12]https://sportscotland.org.uk/privacy/ airson tuilleadh fiosrachaidh mu
làimhseachadh air an dàta phearsanta agaibh.

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3. https://sportscotland.org.uk/about-us/wh...
4. http://www.itspublicknowledge.info/
5. http://www.itspublicknowledge.info/Appeal
6. mailto:[email address]
7. http://www.sportscotland.org.uk/
8. mailto:[email address]
9. https://twitter.com/sportscotland
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