Social Action Inquiry Scotland – call for applications for roles of Independent Co-Chairs

By 18th November 2020 News

Social Action Inquiry Scotland – call for applications for roles of Independent Co-Chairs

Do you believe the best change comes when communities have the power to take action? If you want to help build a Scotland where what communities do can make a real difference, please read on…

The Social Action Inquiry is being set up to find out more about how communities can take action that makes a difference. It will look at what helps, and what gets in the way. It’s hoped that it will help influence how Scotland rebuilds after the coronavirus pandemic.

This independent inquiry will be led by people living and working in Scottish communities.

The partners involved in setting up the Inquiry (Carnegie UK Trust, Corra Foundation, the Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE), Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO), The National Lottery Community Fund, and The Robertson Trust) are looking for two people (Co-chairs) to work together to run the Inquiry. In the next few weeks, they will also start recruiting a Social Action Inquiry Panel of up to ten people to help guide, shape and support the Inquiry.

The Co-chairs and Panel will include people with direct, lived experience as part of communities who have felt that they do not hold power over decisions affecting their own lives, but that this has been held by others. This might be, for example, experience of childhood trauma, homelessness, disability, poverty, or coming from a Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic community.

How do I apply?

You can apply by filling in this application form

If you’re interested and would like to chat about the roles and whether they might be right for you we’d love to hear from you. Please get in touch with

Application forms will be shortlisted and interviews held online on 15 December.

For more information please visit

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