Business Officer

Date posted:
Salary: £26,395 pro-rata
Closing date:



The Ethical Standards Commissioner is seeking a new Business Officer

We are a small, public sector organisation investigating complaints about the conduct of MSPs, local authority councillors and board members of public bodies.  The successful applicant will work part-time to provide financial and records management support to the office. 

Financial duties include assisting with:
•    Payroll
•    Bank reconciliations
•    Invoice processing
•    Preparing budgets, annual accounts and financial management information. 
You will be familiar with Sage or similar financial software. 

You will also be involved in ensuring our records are managed in line with relevant data protection, Freedom of Information and records management legislation. Skills in this area are advantageous but not essential as training will be given.

The post is part time, pensionable and based in Edinburgh.

Starting salary:    £26,395 pro-rata

Working hours:    3 days/22.2 hours per week – working pattern to be agreed

Leave allowance:    25 days increasing to 30 days with 11.5 public holidays – pro-rata

Other benefits include flexible working and membership of the Civil Service Pension Scheme.

Applicants should submit a C.V. together with a covering letter setting out how they meet the requirements of the role. 

Further details about the requirements, how to apply and what to expect are available in the Recruitment Pack or by contacting Karen Elder at or on 0131 347 3898. 

Applications should be submitted to no later than noon on Friday, 15 March 2019. 

It is anticipated that interviews will be held week commencing 25 March 2019. Applicants should provide details of two referees, who will only be contacted after interviews have been held. One must be your current or most recent employer.

For further information or if you require assistance with any element of the application process, please contact Karen Elder at or on 0131 347 3898.