OSCR chief executive takes role in Scottish Government digital directorate

Written by Jenni Davidson on 8 December 2016 in News

David Robb will be seconded to the digital directorate part-time in addition to his charities regulator role

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The chief executive of the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR) is to take on a part-time role as deputy director of the Scottish Government’s digital directorate for six months.

David Robb will maintain his current position heading up the charities regulator in addition to the new role, which begins this month, but delegate some of the regulation work to other members of the OSCR management team.

Robb said the secondment would help to support the third sector’s digital participation agenda.


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He told Third Force News: “For the next six months, I have been invited to help out in the Scottish Government by filling, on a part-time basis, a deputy director vacancy in the Digital Directorate.

"I have agreed with OSCR’s board that I will remain as OSCR chief executive and accountable officer and will maintain a regular presence in Dundee but I will be stepping back from day-to-day operations.

“During this period, OSCR’s senior management team will take on some additional duties.

"We have a strong team at Scotland’s charity regulator and I have complete confidence that our important work will continue as normal.

“This opportunity comes at a time when the charity sector is looking to maximise the opportunities afforded by digital means of engagement with service users and I look forward to bringing back any knowledge gained from working closely with digital public service experts. 

"This will help support the digital participation agenda for Scotland’s charities and also meet OSCR’s aim of 100 per cent online delivery.”

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