Our structure

The STUC General Council established Scottish Union Learning to deliver, in partnership with unions, workplace learning opportunities in all sectors across Scotland, in line with STUC policy on learning and skills.

The Board

Appointed by the STUC General Council, the Scottish Union Learning Board oversees and directs the work of Scottish Union Learning. The Scottish Union Learning Board determines the aims and strategic objectives of Scottish Union Learning. These are outlined in the Business Plan and Work Plan approved by the Board for the year.

As well as agreeing the annual budget, the Board is responsible for the allocation and monitoring of all Scottish Union Learning funding, including the allocation of funding from the Development Fund and Learning Fund, and any additional funding secured to support the work of Scottish Union Learning.

The Board includes members of the General Council, representatives of affiliated trade unions, the STUC General Secretary and a TUC nominated member.

Union Advisory Group

The Union Advisory Group was established by the STUC General Council to provide support to the Board in the development of future strategy by providing updates on changes in the strategic direction of individual unions, examples of good practice in trade union learning, and operational information, as required.

The Group’s remit includes:

  • providing operational information that will inform the Board in making strategic decisions;
  • identifying strategic or operational issues for the Board to consider;
  • advising the Board of changes in the strategic direction of individual unions;
  • providing the Board with examples of good practice in trade union learning.
Membership is open by nomination from all STUC affiliated organisations.

Partners’ Advisory Group

The Partners’ Advisory Group was established to contributes to discussions about the strategic direction of Scottish Union Learning, advises on future development, and shares information on the strategic direction of partner organisations.

The Group’s remit includes:

  • contributing to discussions about the strategic direction of Scottish Union Learning;
  • advising Scottish Union Learning on ways in which it could develop in order to better achieve its objectives and further its role;
  • sharing information on the strategic direction of partner organisations;
  • championing the value of union learning in the wider world of learning and skills.

For information on becoming a member of the Union Advisory Group or the Partners' Advisory Group, please contact the Secretary of the Board.

The Scottish Union Learning Team

The Scottish Union Learning team delivers the work plan agreed by the Board each year. You can find contact details for members of the team on our contacts page.

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