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The Standards Commission is an independent body whose purpose is to encourage high ethical standards in public life through the promotion and enforcement of Codes of Conduct for councillors and those appointed to the boards of devolved public bodies.


Job opportunities within the Standards Commission for Scotland are advertised listed below.

If there are no jobs listed below, we do not have any current vacancies so please do not send in any speculative letters, CV's or applications.

The Standards Commission's competency framework is available to download as a pdf.


Recruitment for a new Convener


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As Professor Dunion’s fixed term appointment is due to end next year, the Scottish Parliamentary corporation is seeking to appoint, with the agreement of the Scottish Parliament, a new Convener for the Standards Commission. The Convener’s role is to promote and encourage high ethical standards in public life and ensure the Standards Commission operates efficiently and effectively. Closing date for receipt of applications is 12 noon on 14 December 2020.

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