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Audit Scotland, 4th Floor, 102 West Port, EH3 9DN
£79,859 - £91,125 per annum
Contract Type:
Fixed Term
Position Type:
Full Time
35.25 hours per week
Work From Home:

Secretary to the Accounts Commission

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

Length: 12 Months

Salary Band 4: £79,859 - £91,125 per annum

Hours: 36.25 hours

We are inviting applications from colleagues who are interested in becoming Secretary to the Accounts Commission over a 12 month period.

This is a unique opportunity to manage a small, dedicated support team. You will provide strategic policy advice to the Accounts Commission across a range of complex local government areas and policies. The post holder will work at a senior level across Audit Scotland, alongside the Accounts Commission chair and members, as well as officers across a range of public sector bodies. You will be key to the Commission fulfilling their responsibility of securing and reporting upon the audit of Scottish local government.

In this role you will develop a skill set including - advising on legislative proposals and the passage of bills within the Scottish Parliament, as well as providing ethical, legal and procedural advice to the Commission and its Committees. You will have a key role in facilitating the Commission’s handling of statutory reports, correspondence, drafting briefings and findings.

What we are looking for

You will have excellent communication skills, and the ability to develop and manage working relationships across a range of senior stakeholders.

You will have a good understanding of governance and committee meeting facilitation, as well as policy development, research and reporting. You will have the ability to develop and manage effective reporting mechanisms. Alongside this you think strategically and creatively, bringing with you the ability to analyse complex problems and develop solutions. You will have the ability to present balanced findings and persuasive recommendations.

Being a proud ambassador of the Accounts Commission and Audit Scotland, you will thrive on networking and influencing people. You are the key strategic partner who will ensure all of the members of the Commission 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.

This is an excellent opportunity to develop an unrivalled understanding of the work of the Accounts Commission and the wider strategic context facing Local Government.

What to do next

Visit Audit Scotland - Current Vacancies ( 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, 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.