Accounts Commission for Scotland - Board Members

Locations UK-Edinburgh
Job Post Information* : Posted Date 3 weeks ago(10/06/2022 08:41)
# of Appointments
GBP £298.15/Per Day
Time Commitment
2.5 days per month
Public Body
Accounts Commission for Scotland


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Do you have a passion for public service and improving how councils and other public bodies address the challenges facing Scotland to benefit people’s lives and the communities in which they live? The Accounts Commission is looking for up to four members. If you are interested in this exciting opportunity, we would like to hear from you.


The Accounts Commission is the independent public body which oversees the performance and spending within Scotland’s 32 councils, 30 health and social care joint integration boards and other joint boards. We play a significant role in Scottish public life helping to ensure that public money is spent properly, efficiently and effectively. We are responsible for the audit of all local authorities in Scotland.


Skills/Experience Required

Scottish Ministers are looking for forward thinking people who can help promote the credibility, transparency and independent role of the Accounts Commission to the wider public. They are particularly interested in hearing from people who having working knowledge or experience in the following areas:


Finance, accountancy or audit;

  • Communications;
  • Local government (particularly as a senior officer);
  • National government;
  • Working with communities or community organisations;
  • Consumer protection or advocacy. 

Remuneration and time commitment: The role of member attracts a remuneration rate of £298.15 a day which is non-pensionable. This equates to £8,211.30 per year for 30 days, plus reasonable expenses.


Length of appointment term: This appointment will be for up to four years.


Location: The Accounts Commission is located at 102 West Port, Edinburgh, where it normally holds its meetings. 


Further information: If you would like to find out more about this role, you are welcome to contact Paul Reilly, Secretary to the Accounts Commission, on 0131-625-1809 or by email to


There will also be an opportunity to speak to an existing member of the Commission to discuss the job, their experiences and the work of the Commission. If you would like to speak to one of them, then please contact Paul Reilly.


The Commission has organised two online events, ‘The Commission Uncovered’, open to prospective applicants to learn more about our work, how we fulfil our responsibilities, and the expectations of members. These will be held on:


Thursday 30th June at 2pm; and Tuesday 5th July at 6.30pm.


Full details of the skills, knowledge and experience required for these roles are contained in the person specification in the Applicant Information Pack via the link below.


Application Information Pack - Accounts Commission Scotland


To Apply: This is a two stage application process. First of all, please click on the Apply for this job online link at the top right hand side of this advert. The second stage is to download and complete the Application Form which can be found below, which should be returned via email to by the closing date.


Click here to download the application form


Please note the closing date for completed applications is Friday, 22 July 2022 (by 17:00).


Scottish Ministers particularly welcome applications from groups currently under-represented on Scotland’s public body boards, such as women, disabled people, ethnic minorities and people aged under 50. 


Appointed on merit; committed to diversity and equality.


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