Investigating complaints

We investigate complaints about the behaviour of MSPs, local authority councillors, and board members of public bodies and about lobbyists.

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Regulating public appointments

We regulate and monitor how people are appointed to the boards of public bodies in Scotland, and promote diversity.

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About the Ethical Standards Commissioner

The Commissioner and his team work within his remit to encourage fairness, good conduct and transparency in public life in Scotland.

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What's new

We are recruiting a new Business Officer

We are seeking a new Business Officer. The successful applicant will work part-time to provide financial and records management support to the office.

Applications should be submitted to by noon on Friday, 15 March 2019.

For more details about the role and how to apply have a look at the Recruitment Pack.
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Reporting to Parliament

On 6 December 2018, the Commissioner gave evidence to the Scottish Parliament about his work in 2017/18. The Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee questioned the Commissioner about our annual report and accounts and asked about our plans for the future. You can find out what was said on the Committee’s pages.

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Protecting your information

Our Privacy policy outlines why we gather personal information and what we do with it. If you’d like more detail about how we manage your personal data and process your requests, have a look at our Data Protection Policy. 
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