Third Religious Representative


Education Operational Delivery Committee - Nomination of Third Religious Representative

We’re looking for a third religious representative to sit on the Education Operational Delivery Committee.  The Committee’s remit is to advise on and discharge the Council’s functions as education authority as set out in the Education (Scotland) Act 1980 where not otherwise delegated to officers, as well as to monitor the delivery of educational services; make recommendations in respect of school property matters to the Council’s City Growth and Resources Committee; scrutinise performance; agree changes such as school zoning arrangements, and make recommendations for improvements to functions related to education in order to ensure best value and delivery of the Council’s agreed outcomes, commissioning intentions, service specifications and service standards.

The Committee consists of 13 Councillors and 7 external members – three religious representatives, two teacher representatives and two parent representatives.  The external members have full voting rights.  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 already been made.   We currently have a vacancy for the third religious representative.

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.  Therefore, the third person should not be a member of the Church of Scotland or the Roman Catholic Church. 

If you are interested in the position, please complete the application form and submit it to by the closing date of 28 April 2021.


If your application meets the criteria, you will be invited to a short interview to be held via Microsoft Teams.  Following this process, the name of the successful applicant will be put forward to the Full Council meeting for approval. 

If you have any queries about the role or process, please contact

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