Gender balance and register of interests of board members

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The Ferret Media Ltd

Dear Edinburgh College,

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?

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

Edinburgh College Freedom of Information, Edinburgh College

Dear Alastair Tibbitt

 

Our Ref: 008/21

 

We are in receipt of your request for information under the Freedom of
Information (Scotland) Act 2002 dated 20 March 2021 and will respond by 19
April 2021.

 

Kind regards

FOI Team

 

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Edinburgh College Freedom of Information, Edinburgh College

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Dear Alastair Tibbitt

 

Our Ref: 008/21

 

As of 1 October 2012, Edinburgh’s Telford College, Jewel & Esk College and
Stevenson College merged to create a single college called Edinburgh
College.

 

We refer to your request for information dated 20 March 2021. The College
has considered your request as a request for information under section 1
of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (“FOISA”).  

 

008/21 (1): How many women are now on the board of your organisation and
how many people of other genders are there?

 

The current gender balance of the Edinburgh College Board of Management is
6 Male; 11 Female.

 

In terms of Non-Executive Board Members, who are appointed through an open
appointments process led by Edinburgh College, the gender balance is 3
Male; 9 Female.

 

008/21 (2): Is the current Chairperson (or person with an equivalent role)
a woman or someone of another gender?

 

The Interim Chair of the Edinburgh College Board of Management is female.

 

008/21 (3): What is the current median FTE pay for men and women in the
organisation?

 

As of 23 March 2021, the median FTE salary for females is £42,357 and the
median FTE salary for males is also £42,357.

 

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

 

008/21 (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.

 

Please find attached.

 

008/21 (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.

 

In line with the College Board Appointments Guidance 2014, a Regional
College (such as Edinburgh College) cannot remunerate individuals for
their role as a member of the board - other than its chair and salaried
members of staff.

 

Members of the Edinburgh College Board of Management who receive
remuneration include:

 

o The Chair(*), as a remunerated board appointment;
o The Principal & Chief Executive, as a salaried member of staff;
o Both Staff Board Members (Support and Teaching), as salaried members
of staff;
o Both Student Board Members, as salaried sabbatical officers employed
by the Edinburgh College Students’ Association.

 

*As stipulated by the Scottish Government, the post of regional board
chair attracts a remuneration of £330 per day for a time commitment of two
days per week.

On 24 September 2019, the Edinburgh College Board of Management agreed
that the Interim Chair of the Board should receive appropriate
remuneration - in line with current guidance for regional board chairs.

The Interim Chair was paid £30,360 between April 2020 and March 2021.

 

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Information (Scotland) Act (FOISA) 2002. If you are dissatisfied with this
response, you may ask the college to review this decision. To do this,
please contact the Head of Communications, Policy and Research at the
postal address below or e-mail the Head of Communications, Policy and
Research at [1][email address] describing your original
request and explaining your grounds for dissatisfaction. (Please include
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request to:

 

Head of Communications, Policy and Research

4th Floor

Edinburgh College (Milton Road Campus)

[2]24 Milton Road East

Edinburgh

EH15 2PP

 

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Regards

FOI Team

 

 

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