LWN works to ensure that Labour women’s voices are represented in all areas of public life. Research from the Women’s National Commission (which the Government scrapped earlier this year) did much to highlight the disparity between the representation of women and men on public bodies. For example, in 2009 just 32.6% of public appointments were women.
The Government recently announced plans to create a database of individuals who are interested in being considered for public appointments. We would urge LWN members to apply for consideration – here are the full details:
From the Cabinet Office:
“The Cabinet Office is committed to supporting government departments in finding the best and most diverse field of candidates who may be interested in applying for public appointments. To this end we are putting together a database of individuals interested in making applications for appointments which we will then share with government departments as and when vacancies are advertised. We cannot guarantee that being part of the database will secure an appointment however individuals may be contacted by government departments to alert them to vacancies as they arise. Applications for appointments will still be necessary in the usual way.
Let us know how you get on.