Member re-appointed to SFC
Michael Russell, Cabinet Secretary for Education and Lifelong Learning, today announced the re-appointment of Ali Jarvis to the board of the Scottish Funding Council (SFC).
Ali Jarvis has served as a member of the SFC since 2008 and is currently Chair of the Council’s Access and Inclusion Committee. She is a freelance consultant and coach specialising in leadership, strategic change management and equality with organisations in the public, private and non-profit sectors. Her significant expertise in issues of equality, access, inclusion and widening the diversity of participation will continue to inform the board’s discussions and decisions. Ms Jarvis is also an independent assessor for the Public Appointments Commissioner for Scotland.
This re-appointment, which is part-time, will run from 17 November 2012 to 3 October 2015. The remuneration is £11,556 per annum (daily fee £321) for a time commitment of 3 days per month.
Ms Jarvis also serves as a board member of NHS Health Scotland for which she receives remuneration of £8,008 per annum.
The SFC is a major public body with an annual budget of over £1.5 billion. It is responsible for providing funding for learning and teaching, research and other relevant activities in Scotland’s colleges and higher education institutions. It also has a key role to play in delivering the Scottish Government’s proposals for the reform of post-16 education and training to improve opportunities for young people and better support jobs and growth.
This Ministerial re-appointment was made in accordance with the Public Appointments Commissioner for Scotland’s Revised Code of Practice for Ministerial Appointments to Public Bodies in Scotland.
All appointments are made on merit and political activity plays no part in the selection process. However, in accordance with the original Nolan recommendations, there is a requirement for appointees’ political activity within the last five years (if there is any to be declared) to be made public. Ms Jarvis has declared no political activity within the last five years.