Gender equality at Scottish further education institutions

Ally Tibbitt made this Freedom of Information request to New College Lanarkshire as part of a batch sent to 19 authorities

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Dear New College Lanarkshire,

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 annual FTE pay for men and and the current median annual FTE pay for 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

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New College Lanarkshire


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Sharon Hughes
Customer Services Assistant – Hamilton Campus
New College Lanarkshire

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Brian Gilchrist, New College Lanarkshire

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Dear Ally

Thank you for your email requesting information from New College Lanarkshire under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

In line with your request to receive information via a machine readable format such as MS Excel, I have attached an MS Excel spreadsheet that provides the information you have requested. If this does not meet your needs, please let me know and we will work with you to ensure that the information is accessible to you.

Unfortunately, one of the documents I have referred to is in PDF format, as it is a Scottish Government document and I only have access to the PDF version. The weblink to the document is given below and you may be able to source a copy in another format directly from the Scottish Government.

If you are unhappy at the way in which the College has considered your request, or the decision we have taken with regarding to releasing information, you may request that we review our decision-making processes by writing to Derek Smeall, Vice Principal: Strategy and Corporate Performance ([email address]). If you remain dissatisfied following a request for an internal review, you are entitled to appeal our decision to the Scottish Information Commissioner. The Commissioner has recently launched an online appeals process and the relevant information can be found here:

On receipt of the outcome of any appeal to the Scottish Information Commissioner, a further appeal against the decision of the Commissioner may be made (on points of law only) to the Court of Session, under Section 56 of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

If you have any questions regarding the information presented, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Yours sincerely


Brian Gilchrist
Assistant Principal: Organisational Development

01698 232 343 [x2343] (Motherwell) - Room 3003
07808 318 235

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