Investigating Officer (Multiple posts)

Date posted:
Salary: £34,549 per year
Closing date:


Please note that the deadline has now passed and this vacancy is closed.

The Ethical Standards Commissioner is recruiting Investigating Officers

We are recruiting for multiple Investigating Officer posts in a small team, dealing mainly with Code of Conduct complaints regarding MSPs, local councillors and members of public bodies.  The successful applicant will be an experienced investigator, with a relevant professional or regulatory background and highly developed analytical skills.

As the Commissioner’s remit is expanding to include harassment, sexual harassment and bullying related complaints, recent investigatory experience in this area is particularly sought after and considered essential for one of the posts to be filled.

The post is full time, pensionable and based at our offices in Edinburgh. Some travel may be involved in connection with investigations or public hearings.

Starting salary:        £34,549 per annum

Working hours:        Full-time, Monday to Friday (37 hours)

Leave allowance:     25 days increasing to 30 days with 11.5 public holidays

Other benefits include membership of the Civil Service Pension Scheme.

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

Further details about the requirements of the role, selection criteria, 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 Monday, 9 September 2019.

It is anticipated that interviews will take place at our office in Edinburgh on two days in late September / early to mid-October. Applicants should provide the details of two referees, one of whom should be their current line manager or equivalent. Referees will only be contacted after interviews have been held.

We are an equal opportunities employer, committed to equality and diversity. We particularly welcome applications from under-represented groups.

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