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Audit Scotland, 4th Floor, 102 West Port, EH3 9DN
£52,058 - £57,506 per annum
Contract Type:
Fixed Term
Position Type:
Full Time
36.25 hours per week
Work From Home:

Policy Manager

Location: Our offices are based in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen and Inverness, however we currently operate Hybrid/Home working

Length: 12 Months

Salary Band 2B: £52,058 - £57,506 per annum

Hours: 36.25 hours per week.

We are inviting applications from who are interested in becoming a Policy Manager for the Accounts Commission over a 12 Month period.

This is a unique opportunity to widen your skills and experience, developing your understanding of the strategic context we are working within and enhancing your career at Audit Scotland. You will work directly with the Accounts Commission and have the opportunity to engage at a senior level with others across Audit Scotland, to help the Commission fulfil their responsibility of securing and reporting upon the audit of Scottish local government.

What you will be doing

You’ll be leading or involved in an exciting range of activities supporting the Commission from planning their business and reporting, helping ensure the smooth management and operation of Commission business, supporting external engagement with a variety of stakeholders, working with colleagues across Audit Scotland to develop briefings on ad hoc issues of interest to the Commission. You’ll be working closely with the Commission Secretary and Controller of Audit to support the Commission in playing its part in delivering Public Audit in Scotland, in what is a very exciting, and challenging time, in Local Government.

You’ll be part of the small support team supporting the Accounts Commission, reporting to the Commission Secretary.

What we are looking for

You enjoy variety in your work and your interests include policy and public scrutiny. You are a team player and build strong, collaborative and effective working relationships with internal and external colleagues at all levels, working effectively across traditional boundaries. You are a forward thinker and self-starter, taking forward work creatively with minimal supervision, leading and delivering work either on your own or as part of a team with other Audit Scotland colleagues.

Being a proud ambassador of the Accounts Commission and Audit Scotland, you will thrive on networking and influencing people. You are a strategic partner who will support all of the members of the Commission to fulfil their responsibilities. Your commitment to continuous improvement helps you to deal with competing priorities and get work done on time to a high quality.

The role will cover a period of approximately 12 months which will help maximise the opportunities for you to develop your understanding of the strategic context we are working within, widen your skills and experience and develop these across a range of strategic work with senior stakeholders.

What to do next

Visit Audit Scotland - Current Vacancies (, and click apply to complete an application form. If you wish, you can also share your CV.

If you would like to discuss the role to find out more - please reach out to us at

The closing date for applications is midnight on Sunday 18th June 2023.

Diversity and Inclusion

We value the unique perspective a diverse workforce brings to what we do. Therefore, we’re keen to increase representation in our workforce and support progression of minority ethnic groups. We are also a proud disability confident employer.

How we work

We employ staff in a wide variety of roles. They work flexibly at home and in the office as well as from audit sites across Scotland. This isn’t your typical work from home or work from office type job. We’re flexible about working patterns and we’ve transformed how we deliver high-quality public audit. We support you to work in the ways that achieve the best results for you, your team and the business, including your physical location and how you manage your hours. Put simply, we trust you to do your job, and want you to have the ability to have a rewarding work-life balance and best support your individual circumstances, be that childcare, adult carer responsibilities or managing disabilities.