GTC Scotland

The General Teaching Council for Scotland

Comhairle Choitcheann Teagaisg na h-Alba



Lay Council Member

Role description

The role involves serving as a member of GTC Scotland's governing Council which has responsibility for:
  • setting the strategic direction and policy of GTC Scotland; and
  • ensuring that GTC Scotland fulfils its statutory functions in compliance with the Public Services Reform (GTC Scotland) Order 2011 and other relevant statutes, with regard to the public interest and in line with best regulatory practice.
This post is a public appointment, rather than a position of employment.

Term of appointment

Two years from 2 April 2022

Time commitment

You will be expected to attend four Council meetings a year and may be required to serve on up to two committees.

Attendance may involve a commitment ranging between eight and 12 days per annum.

It is expected that you will set aside time to read agenda papers in advance of meetings and will participate actively in Council and committee meetings.

Compensation payment and expenses

Lay Council members may claim compensation and reasonable expenses related to attendance in accordance with our Members Expenses and Compensation Scheme Policy. Compensation currently amounts to £75 for each half-day (up to 3.5 hours) and is intended to compensate members for any financial loss incurred (whether directly or indirectly) as a result of their attendance; it is not an attendance fee. Members are therefore expected only to claim the amount where such loss has been incurred. The amount covers preparation time and is subject to deduction of tax and national insurance as appropriate. Should you claim benefits, we would suggest that you also obtain advice on how they would be affected.

Please Note: No compensation or expenses will be paid to applicants in connection with the appointment process.

How to apply

Further information about the Council is available on the Council section of our website.

Closing date

 Friday 29 October, 5pm

Contact information

Applications should be sent to:

If you require the information to be provided in an alternative format or have any queries regarding the above role, please contact:

Suzanne Valente Information Compliance Officer


Telephone: 0131 314 6053