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Corporate Services Officer

Date posted:
Salary: £23,243 per year
Closing date:


We are recruiting for a Corporate Services Officer (CSO) to work within a small organisation that investigates complaints about the conduct of local authority councillors, MSPs, and the board members of public bodies and regulates how people are appointed to those boards.  

The Corporate Services Officer’s role is to provide high quality operational and administrative support to the Commissioner’s office.   

The successful candidate will be able to plan and organise, analyse and present complex information and communicate effectively in a small, professional office environment. 

Suitable candidates should have a degree or at least 24 months’ experience working in a similar office environment. They will also share our values which are that we act ethically and with empathy and we value people.

More information can be found in the job description.  

The post is full time, pensionable and based at our offices in Edinburgh, which are currently operating remotely. However, we do offer a range of flexible working options such as remote home working for a proportion of working time in accordance with our applicable policies. 

Starting salary:        £23,243 per year

Working hours:        Full-time, 37 hours per week. 

Leave allowance:    25 days with 11.5 public holidays

Other benefits include membership of the Civil Service Pension Scheme.

Applicants should submit a letter of application setting out the following: 

  1. Details of the degree undertaken or your work experience (up to 200 words).
  2. An example of your ability to analyse and present complex information and how this was communicated effectively (up to 400 words).
  3. Practical details:
  • Any notice period required by a current employer
  • Details of two referees who could confirm your suitability to the role, one of whom should be your current line manager or equivalent (e.g. college/university professor if studying). Referees will only be contacted after interviews have been held.

Further details about the requirement, how to apply and what to expect are available in the Recruitment Pack or by contacting Katherine Lafreniere at or on 0300 011 0550. Applicants should note that, as a result of the office’s current operational circumstances, we are accepting applications via email unless a different format is required to accommodate a reasonable adjustment, in which case please make contact via telephone to discuss an alternative format.

Applications should be submitted to no later than noon on Thursday, 24 June 2021

Applicants shortlisted for interview will be required to complete an assessment exercise prior to their interview. This exercise will be used to assess their ICT knowledge as well as their ability to plan and organise, analyse and present complex information and communicate effectively. Applicants will be expected to complete this exercise via email at an agreed time between 19 and 21 July 2021.

Interviews will be conducted remotely using MS Teams (or other applicable remote working platform) on 22 or 23 July 2021. As such, applicants are requested to please keep these dates free in case they are invited to interview. 

We are an equal opportunities employer, committed to equality and diversity and would welcome applications from people from all walks of life. We particularly welcome applications from groups currently under-represented in the office such as disabled people, men and people from an LGBTQI background.

For further information or if you require assistance with any element of the application process (including any request for a reasonable adjustment to be made or for recruitment materials to be made available in an alternate format), please contact Katherine Lafreniere at or on 0300 011 0550.