Vacancies

As for all United Kingdom Civil Service recruitment, the Scottish Fiscal Commission requires candidates to meet certain nationality requirements. Scottish Fiscal Commission jobs are broadly open to the following groups:
• UK nationals
• nationals of Commonwealth countries who have the right to work in the UK
• nationals of the Republic of Ireland
• nationals from the EU, EEA or Switzerland with (or eligible for) status under the European Union Settlement Scheme (EUSS)
• relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals working in the Civil Service
• relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals who have built up the right to work in the Civil Service
• certain family members of the relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish national

Chair

Scottish Fiscal Commission is recruiting a new Chair

Do you have the skill and experience to lead the Commission with integrity and independence?  

Scottish Ministers are looking to appoint a new Chair to the Scottish Fiscal Commission and would welcome applications from those who can provide leadership of the Commission, and in doing so, promote and support the production of high-quality forecasts, while being independent, transparent, accessible and open. The Chair role would commence on 1 July 2022 at the latest, although there may be opportunities to start earlier or shadow the current Chair for a period.

Role description

You will be the Commission’s interlocutor with the Cabinet Secretary for Finance and Economy, the Conveners of the Parliament’s Finance and Social Security Committees and the Scottish Government’s Director General for the Scottish Exchequer.

You will need to build strong relationships and credibility with these individuals and their organisations.You will maintain and build the Commission’s reputation for independence, impartiality and transparency.

You will be the public face of the Commission and be questioned by Parliamentary Committees about our forecasts.

You will need to interact with specialist political and economic journalists and explain the Commission’s work at public events.

You will encourage your fellow Commissioners and the Commission’s professional staff to air diverse views, debate positions, sometimes without complete evidence, to reach a collective judgement.

You will ensure that each person in the Commission – staff and Commissioners – feels valued and respected.

You will ensure decisions in the Commission take cognisance of any consequences they may have for relationships, resources or reports in the future.

You will recruit and build a strong relationship with a new Chief Executive to be appointed late in 2022. Together you will provide coherent leadership for the Commission’s staff.

You will review and contribute to the Commission’s reports, media releases and other materials, occasionally at very short notice.

You will also chair the Commission’s Governance Board. The Board has corporate responsibility for ensuring that the Commission fulfils its aims and objectives and for promoting the efficient and effective use of staff and other resources in accordance with the principles of Best Value. The Governance Board comprises all the Commissioners and its meetings are kept separate from the Commissioners’ specific responsibility for the production of the Commission’s forecasts and other analysis.

Find out more about this role and how to apply here

In addition there will be an online webinar on 1 November 2021 at 17:30 at which potential applicants can learn more about the role and the Commission from the Chair, Dame Susan Rice, and the Scottish Government’s Director for Taxation and Fiscal Sustainability, Lucy O’Carroll. There will also be the opportunity to ask questions. Attendees at the webinar will be anonymous and not be identified to other attendees. If you are interested in attending the webinar, please email public.appointments@gov.scot.

Closing date for applications is 15 November 2021 at midnight.

For additional information about the Scottish Fiscal Commission please contact Steve Haggerty of Munro Consulting


Commissioner

Scottish Ministers are looking for a new Commissioner to join the Scottish Fiscal Commission. The appointment will be from 1 April 2022.

Role description

As a Commissioner, you will be expected to:

Be collectively and ultimately responsible for the provision of all forecasts, forecast evaluations and other relevant commentary.

Be collectively responsible for the leadership and direction of the staff of the Scottish Fiscal Commission, for ensuring that it carries out its statutory functions effectively and efficiently.

Communicate widely the aims and objectives of the Scottish Fiscal Commission Oversee the ongoing development of strong working relationships between the Commission, the Scottish Parliament and other key organisations.

Provide leadership and commitment to the development and promotion of effectiveness, efficiency, economy and equality through the Scottish Fiscal Commission, and ensure compliance with all legal responsibilities.

Be a member of the Governance Board of the Scottish Fiscal Commission Protect and enhance public confidence in the Scottish Fiscal Commission.

Find out more about this role and how to apply here

In addition, there will be an online webinar on 1 November 2021 at 17:30 at which potential applicants can learn more about the role and the Commission from the Chair, Dame Susan Rice, and the Scottish Government’s Director for Taxation and Fiscal Sustainability, Lucy O’Carroll. There will also be the opportunity to ask questions. Attendees at the webinar will be anonymous and not be identified to other attendees. If you are interested in attending the webinar, please email public.appointments@gov.scot.

Closing date for applications is 15 November 2021 at midnight.

For additional information about the Scottish Fiscal Commission please contact Steve Haggerty of Munro Consulting


Permanent appointments

We don’t currently have any permanent vacancies


Short-term appointments

If you’d be interested in any other future short-term opportunities (between 3 and 23 months) and have a degree in a highly numerate subject, we’d welcome your CV and a covering note to info@fiscalcommission.scot. We’ll keep this information for up to 12 months from date received unless you request otherwise.

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