Quick facts

About Audit Scotland

Audit Scotland help the Auditor General and Accounts Commission make sure organisations spending public money in Scotland do so efficiently and effectively by auditing various aspects of how public bodies work.

Founded in 2000, they are responsible for auditing over 220 organisations. They include: 77 central government bodies and Scottish Parliament, including police, fire and Scottish Water; 23 NHS bodies; 32 councils; 74 joint boards and committees, including 30 health integration boards; and 20 further education colleges

Their headquarters are in Edinburgh and they employ around 250 people who work across offices in Scotland and are overseen by a board.

Chair of the board is Ian Leitch CBE who was an Assistant Chief Executive Officer at the Scottish Parliament before his retirement. He joined the board in 2014.


What is it like to work for Audit Scotland

Leadership
Leadership
Auditor General and Accountable Officer Caroline Gardner operates with great professionalism and personal integrity, providing clarity about how the company can tackle complex challenges and issues. She also doesn’t duck topics and conversations.
Giving Something Back
Giving Something Back
To celebrate three years with their corporate charity, Alzheimer’s Research UK, they held a final fundraising day, inviting all the other businesses in the same building to join in. There was a special baking competition, quiz and nail salon. They raised over £1,000.
Fair Deal
Fair Deal
One of Audit Scotland’s key strengths is their investment in personal and professional development. Their learning and development offering is central to their strategy for rewarding and developing talent in the organisation. This offering blends technical audits, behavioural skills and specialist skills training with professional qualifications.

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Benefits:

  • Women
    Women

    At least 40% of senior managers are women

  • Holidays
    Holidays

    Companies offering a minimum of 25 days annual leave to all employees

  • Gym
    Gym

    Companies offering either free gym/ sports facilities or offering subsidised gym membership for all employees

  • Pensions
    Pensions

    Companies offering a final salary, non-contributory pension scheme or one in which the employer puts in at least three times

  • Long Service
    Long Service

    50% of employees with more than 5 years' service

  • Maternity
    Maternity

    At least 10 weeks’ full pay or generous alternative

  • Family Friendly
    Family Friendly

    School hours contracts offered to staff

Company Statistics

  • Staff:

    273

  • UK sites:

    3

  • Average Age:

    43

  • Male : Female:

    48% / 52%

  • Earning £35,000+:

    54%

  • Staff Turnover:

    6%

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