Public Events

Details of Changing the Chemistry events that are open to non-members can be found on this page.  For details of members’ events please access these here.


Dundee, Tuesday 17th April, 2018

Tanya Castell MBE will be guest speaker at Dundee Third Sector Interface’s “Spotlight on: Volunteering on a Board” event, at Volunteer Dundee, 7 Luna Place (5:30-7:00pm).
The discussion will cover how your experience could be relevant to a board, the benefits to you, what being on a board involves, and the support and help available to you should you wish to consider such a position. Details of current board volunteering opportunities will be available at the event.

Inverness, Tuesday 20th March, 2018

The Scottish Government’s public appointment’s team held a quarterly “Come On Board” event in Inverness on 20th March. The session included an outline of the public appointments process, and heard from current Board Chairs and Board members about their experiences. Speakers were: Amanda Bryan, Board Chair of Crown Estate Scotland (Interim Management); Andrew Thin, Board Chair of Scottish Canals and Scottish Land Commission; Dr Gaener Rodger, Board member of NHS Highland.

Glasgow, Monday 19th March, 2018

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) held an informal event at their headquarters to explain more about the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service’s plans and how board members can make a difference. The Chair of the SFRS spoke about SFRS’ transformation plans and Changing the Chemistry explained the support available for those applying for roles on the board.

Edinburgh, Wednesday 7th March, 2018

A UK Public Appointments event, hosted jointly by The Cabinet Office and Changing the Chemistry, was held at the Scottish National Gallery on 7th March. This event provided the opportunity to hear speakers from a range of public bodies including the British Museum, the Marine Management Organisation, the Big Lottery Fund and others; to learn more about Public Appointments and to find out how to apply for exciting UK-wide opportunities.

Dundee, Thursday 8th March, 2018

Dundee and Angus College, in collaboration with Changing the Chemistry, ran an event to encourage more people, particularly women and younger people, to consider applying for board positions generally, and Dundee and Angus College specifically.

Edinburgh, Monday 4th December 2017

The Scottish Government Public Appointments Team held a “Come on Board” event in December 2017. The session covered the benefits of being on a public body board and the experiences of those on boards; the appointment process for public sector boards and the support and help available; the range of boards looking for people like you and upcoming vacancies.