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We are Audit Scotland. We're Scotland’s public sector auditor, independent of government. We employ more than 300 talented professionals who know that their work helps ensure the efficient delivery of public services in Scotland. We believe that public money (around £59 billion a year) should be spent wisely.

There's plenty of change ahead. We want to make sure Scotland makes the very best of the opportunities and that change is delivered well – good financial reporting and great value for money. There has never been a more interesting or important time to join us.

Support for flexible working

We work in a wide variety of roles and locations, including our offices in Edinburgh, Glasgow and Inverness, at sites across Scotland and working from home.

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.

We welcome applications from across the UK. Some travel to our offices or client sites will be necessary at times, but you don’t need to live in Scotland to work for us.

Current vacancies

Executive Director of Performance Audit and Best Value

There has never been a more important or interesting time to join us. Scotland's public bodies face their biggest challenges since devolution. The cost-of-living crisis, the impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic on communities, services and finances, and tackling climate change are just some of the factors that have added to and exacerbated existing issues such as inequalities and financial sustainability.

To meet these challenges and to ensure we can do the job Scotland will need from us, we are looking for someone to join our team as a new Executive Director of Performance Audit and Best Value.

Download our candidate pack and visit www.gatenbysanderson.com/jobs/GSe107831 for more information.

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Take ownership of your work

Staff own their work from start to finish, helping us be as effective as possible.

Work somewhere that matters

Our work spans the length and breadth of Scottish public life. Your work will help the lives of thousands of people.

Solve problems

Working for Scotland’s spending watchdog is challenging – but equally, it’s extremely rewarding.

Make a real difference

We support the bodies we audit to consider how to change and improve the way they work. We aim to make a difference to how public money is spent in Scotland.

Work with great colleagues

We hire talented professionals from diverse backgrounds who are ambitious, highly engaged and want to make an impact.

Audit somewhere extraordinary

We work in such varied areas as early learning and childcare, the NHS in Scotland, and ferry services – there has never been a more exciting time to join us.

Ethical standards

Audit Scotland complies with the FRC. In addition, our Code of Conduct requires our people to carry out their work in a politically neutral way. You can be a member of a political party, but can’t take part in high profile or public political activity. Standard disclosure checks are required for all our audit roles, with additional security clearance needed for some audits.

I joined Audit Scotland as a graduate trainee in 2008. The main attraction for me was the opportunity to contribute to the work of an organisation that had (and still does) such positive impact on the public sector in Scotland. Read more about Inire

Inire EvongAudit Manager, Audit Services Group

One of my main motivations for working at Audit Scotland is contributing to the Scottish public sector. I believe that the work we do is vital in reporting whether public money is spent properly and efficiently, giving members of the public a better understanding of the financial position of public bodies.

Ross ReidSenior Auditor, Audit Services Group

I applied for a modern apprenticeship at Audit Scotland at a time when I was evaluating what I wanted to do with my life. Read more about Fiona

Fiona McMillanTrainee Auditor, Audit Services


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