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Chief Executive

c. 70,000
This position is now closed to applications.

The Scottish Fiscal Commission was established by an Act of the Scottish Parliament in 2016 as an independent public body to produce forecasts to underpin the Scottish Budget from April 2017.

This is truly a unique opportunity. The Commission is a high profile addition to the Scottish public landscape, playing a key role in enhancing the credibility of Scotland’s devolved fiscal arrangements. The first Chief Executive will continue the development of an operational and staffing model and oversee the early years of operation. They will join the top leadership team within the Civil Service in Scotland during a crucial time as Scotland drives forward an ambitious programme of constitutional reform and public service improvement.

We are looking for a driven, enthusiastic leader with excellent networks and relationship skills, with a track record of working across organisational boundaries and the capability to launch a credible, high profile new public body. The Chief Executive will understand economic forecasting and continue establishing an operational model to deliver the Commission’s forecasting remit. They will combine strategic policy judgement and political awareness with experience of building, leading and developing multi-disciplinary teams. They will demonstrate leadership, achievement, resilience and delivery at senior level and experience of driving change, ensuring value for money and translating strategic challenges into clear objectives and delivery.

For more information on this opportunity with the Scottish Fiscal Commission, please visit or contact Donogh O’Brien or Ken Dalgleish for a confidential discussion on 0141 212 7555.

Closing date: Friday 21st October 2016

To apply please download and complete the application from – then complete the detail below and upload your application form along with your CV, a letter of application / supporting statement and a diversity monitoring form.

If you do not receive an acknowledgement email within 48 hours please contact Melissa Scholes on 0141 212 7555.