Standards Commission for Scotland - Convener and Member

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The Scottish Parliament are looking for both a Convener and a Member to join the Commission. Apply now!

Job Description


The Commission’s role is to encourage high ethical standards in public life.  It promotes and enforces the Codes of Conduct for Councillors and Members of Devolved Public Bodies and issues guidance to councils and devolved public bodies. The Commission adjudicates on cases of alleged contravention of the Codes of Conduct referred to it by the Commissioner for Ethical Standards in Public Life in Scotland, and on finding a contravention, it has statutory powers to impose sanctions.


We are looking for two talented individuals to join the Commission – one as the Convener and the other as a Member. You must be committed to the highest standards of conduct, have excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to absorb and analyse information to reach sound and impartial decisions.


The Convener and the Member will be appointed by the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body with the agreement of the Scottish Parliament.


Further information about the two roles can be found at:

Visit - Standards Commission for Scotland - Convener and Member | Scottish Parliament Website

Email –

Telephone – 0131 348 6851

For BSL users, please call via –

Write to – The Scottish Parliament, Officeholder Services, Edinburgh EH99 1SP


The closing date for receipt of applications is 12noon on 14 February 2024


The SPCB is committed to promoting equality of opportunity and treatment and to eliminating unfair discrimination in its employment/appointment practices.