Gender balance on public boards in Scotland

Roedd y cais yn llwyddiannus.

Dear Scottish Sports Council,

This is 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?

1. At November 12 2015, how many men and 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?

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,

Ally Tibbitt

FOI, Scottish Sports Council

Dear Sir/Madam

I acknowledge receipt of your Freedom of Information request dated 19th
January 2018. Under the terms of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act
2002, sportscotland is obliged to reply to information requests within 20
working days, which means we will send you our response no later than 16
February 2018.

Kind regards
Micheila

Micheila West
Legal Officer | sportscotland
Doges | Templeton on the Green | 62 Templeton Street | Glasgow | G40 1DA
t: 0141 534 6601 |m: 07721 118126
w: [1]www.sportscotland.org.uk
sportscotland – putting sport first

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

FOI, Scottish Sports Council

Good morning,

 

Thank you for your recent request under the Freedom of Information
(Scotland) Act 2002, requesting 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?

 

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Our response is as follows:

 

1.       7 men and 4 women were on sportscotland’s board as at 12 November
2015.

2.       As at 12 November 2015, the Chair of sportscotland’s board was a
woman.

3.       6 men and 6 women are on sportscotland’s board (as at 23 January
2018).

4.       The current Chair is a man (as at 23 January 2018).

5.       sportscotland made a commitment to meet the Scottish Government's
50:50 by 20:20 target (which was launched in June 2015) in July 2015. 
sportscotland achieved that target three years early as a result of a
recruitment process in early 2017.  

6.       Male median FTE salary: £35,773.99;

Female median FTE salary: £33,106.79.

 

To help me, I 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
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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.

If you are still dissatisfied, you have the right to apply to the Scottish
Information Commissioner for a decision. Further details on this process
are available on the Commissioner’s website:
[1]www.itspublicknowledge.info. An online appeal may be made to the
Scottish Information Commissioner by following this link
[2]www.itspublicknowledge.info/Appeal.

 

Kind regards

Micheila

 

Micheila West

Legal Officer | sportscotland

Doges | Templeton on the Green | 62 Templeton Street | Glasgow | G40 1DA

t: 0141 534 6601  |m: 07721 118126

w: [3]www.sportscotland.org.uk

sportscotland – putting sport first

 

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