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.

The company 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 staff 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

The senior management team demonstrate their commitment to the company’s values of openness and honesty, transparency and integrity in a number of ways. For example, they meet with different groups of colleagues in formal and informal meetings to hear colleagues’ views, discuss emerging issues
Each new starter receives a pedometer and they run various cross-organisation walking challenges including the Queen’s Baton Commonwealth relay round Scotland. In summer they hold weekly lunchtime walking clubs, and many colleagues also utilise a range of fitness classes run by the NHS.
Fair Deal
Fair Deal
Learning and development is central to their strategy for rewarding and developing talent. Using cutting-edge research and creative delivery methods, some of the priority development areas include Thinking on Your Feet, Voice Skills, Interview and Investigation Techniques and Client Relationship Management

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  • Women

    At least 40% of senior managers are women

  • Holidays

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  • Gym

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  • Pensions

    Companies offering a final salary, non-contributory pension scheme to all staff 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

    At least 10 weeks’ full pay or generous alternative

  • Family Friendly
    Family Friendly

    School hours contracts offered to all staff

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    45% / 55%

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