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Third Religious Representative Recruitment

Education and Children's Services Committee
Nomination of Third Religious Representative


The Education and Children's Services Committee of Aberdeen City Council includes three representatives of religious bodies. The Council is obliged by law to include one representative of the Church of Scotland and one representative of the Roman Catholic Church and these appointments have been made.

In appointing a third religious representative, the Council is required to have regard to the comparative strength of all the churches and denominational bodies having duly constituted charges or other regularly appointed places of worship within the city, taking into account the two appointments already made.  The third person should not be a member of the Church of Scotland or the Roman Catholic Church.

In order to make this appointment, representatives of other churches and denominational bodies fulfilling the above description are invited to attend a meeting in the Town House, Broad Street, Aberdeen on Tuesday 18 April 2017 at 6.00pm.

The meeting is intended to allow for a discussion of broad principles before, if possible, securing a single nomination from those in attendance, of the third religious representative, for subsequent consideration by the Council.

Please submit the Third Religious Representative Nomination Form if you wish to make a nomination.

The deadline for nominations to be submitted is 5pm on Wednesday 12 April 2017 and these should be submitted by email to or by post to:-

Allison Swanson
Legal and Democratic Services
Corporate Governance
Aberdeen City Council
1st Floor
Town House
Broad Street
AB10 1AQ

Please note that all nominees are required to attend the meeting on 18 April 2017 to speak to their nomination.

Should you not be submitting a nomination your body is still able to attend the meeting in order to cast a vote. There will be one vote per body. You should confirm your attendance in advance of the meeting on 18 April 2017.

For further information, please contact Allison Swanson on or 01224 522822.

Further information on the Education and Children's Services Committee can be found here, including its Orders of Reference.