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About Audit Scotland
Audit Scotland provides services to the Accounts Commission and Auditor General for Scotland. Together we ensure that the Scottish Government and over 200 public bodies (health, local government, central government and further education) are held to account for the proper, efficient and effective use of the £40 billion of taxpayers’ money they spend each year. It is high-profile, high-quality, and highly important work. Join us, and you too can play a vital role on ensuring the people of Scotland get the best public services possible.
About Performance Audit Group
Performance Audit Group (PAG) delivers a rolling programme of performance audits on behalf of the Accounts Commission and Auditor General for Scotland. Our audits look at how public money is spent and examine the value for money of public services, projects and programmes. All of our reports have a strong evidence base, are concise and accessible, include clear findings, conclusions and recommendations and are reported in public.
About the role
As Performance Auditor, you will assist in the planning, development and delivery of performance audits, particularly developing audit tools and providing specialist technical expertise on appropriate techniques to use; carrying out fieldwork; making judgements and drafting commentary to include in reports and other outputs. You will also be involved in supporting the rolling programme of performance audits, including researching and analysing information and data to make proposals about potential audits.
Who we are looking for
We would like to encourage applications from a range of professional backgrounds. You should have experience of carrying out research and data analysis and using this to draw conclusions and make evidence-based judgements. You will be able to develop, maintain and use statistical packages, including advanced quantitative techniques. You will need to be good with people and should have experience of conducting interviews and be able to build and maintain effective relationships with internal and external stakeholders. You will be an excellent team player with strong, effective communications skills who is able to demonstrate effective project management skills and deliver while working on multiple projects. To excel in this role you will also:
• be educated to degree level or have demonstrable relevant experience (management, research or professional qualification is desirable)
• have demonstrable experience of using MS Office or a similar package.
This is a great opportunity to work with a team of dedicated, professional and energetic people to help improve public services throughout Scotland. You will have the opportunity to develop your skills and should take a professional approach to your own personal development, showing a commitment to the on-going development of your skills and knowledge.
As part of your career progression and development, training and development will be provided where necessary in order to fulfil the role.
Audit Scotland offers the opportunity to widen your career development in this role, including an exciting chance to gain valuable skills and experience in other business groups on a rotation basis. You will also benefit from a tailored programme of training and development to support you.
Other benefits include the opportunity to contribute towards the improvement of Scotland’s public services, an attractive pension scheme, flexible working, excellent training and development opportunities, as well as a competitive remuneration package.
To find out more about this role, organisational benefits and how to apply, please click the apply button or for more information please call 0131 625 1625. Lines are open Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.
Please note that we currently have one vacancy; however, if further vacancies arise for this post within six months we will approach and offer a post to the next deemed appointable candidate(s) from this selection process.
Please note that candidates submitted via Recruitment Agencies will not be considered.
Flexible working may be available for this post. We welcome applications from all suitably qualified people and aim to employ a diverse workforce which reflects the people of Scotland. Candidates with a disability who meet the vacancy minimum criteria will be invited to the next stage of the recruitment process (selection centre and/or interview).
Audit Scotland strives to be an equal opportunities employer.