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102 West Port, Edinburgh, EH3 9DN
£79,859 - £91,125 per year
Contract Type:
Position Type:
Full Time
36.25 hours per week
Work From Home:

This position has expired.

Overall purpose of the role

Our Innovation and Quality business group ensures that the quality of our work across the organisation is outstanding, innovative and at the forefront of the profession, and helps fulfil the vision and strategic objectives of the Accounts Commission and the Auditor General for Scotland.

As the Director of Quality and Support you will report to the Executive Director of Innovation and Quality and will support our purpose by leading teams across the key functions of Quality; Professional Support; and Learning and Development.

How you can help us

You will lead the teams across these complimentary functions in a collaborative and inspirational way, developing an excellent team environment and ensuring there is ongoing engagement across the organisation, and with external parties.

  • Quality: the functions of this team includes, but is not limited to: providing a constructive quality monitoring process across each business group.
  • Professional Support: the functions of this team includes, but is not limited to: providing technical and professional support across each business group
  • Learning and Development: the functions of this team includes, but is not limited to: delivering professional learning; management of the Learning Management System; design of the training offerings and development of career pathways

You will work alongside the Ethics Partner in developing the ethics arrangements within the organisation; you will undertake key roles and involvement in various boards and committees; and you will lead on the organisations aim to broaden our horizons and increase external impact and engagement.

As a member of Audit Scotland’s Leadership Group, you will set the strategic direction of the organisation and the Innovation and Quality business group, maintaining an emphasis on promoting diversity and inclusion, and considering the impact, and our approach, to climate change. You will lead areas of improvement activity, creating a culture of innovation and continuous improvement.

You will do this by:

  • helping create a long-term vision for the organisation that is aligned to the current and emerging needs of Scotland’s public sector;
  • ensuring there are effective arrangements in place to deliver Audit Scotland’s strategic objectives, business planning objectives and manage performance and risk;
  • applying your extensive organisational and business development skills to deploy our resources (people, money and time) to best effect to ensure organisational resilience and maximise the impact of our work;
  • being responsible for the overall quality and effectiveness of the organisation, with a personal commitment to self-review, providing feedback to colleagues and leading our quality processes; and
  • leading by example in demonstrating our independence and integrity and reinforcing our corporate values and beliefs across our workforce.

Importantly, you will create the right environment, culture and ways of working that allow people to flourish.