SPCB recruits for new Commissioner

The Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body (SPCB) has begun the process of recruiting a new Scottish Information Commissioner to replace Kevin Dunion, whose term of office as the first Commissioner ends on 24 February 2012. 

The appointment is for a fixed term of 6 years, with the closing date for applications being 5pm on Monday 31 October 2011.

The SPCB's full advertisement for the post is reproduced below:


Scottish Information Commissioner 

An independent officeholder, nominated by the Scottish Parliament and appointed by Her Majesty the Queen, is sought to fill this position when it becomes vacant on 24 February 2012.

The Commissioner's role is to promote and enforce rights to access information held by public authorities,created by the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 and the Environmental Information (Scotland) Regulations 2004.

The Commissioner is supported by 22 staff, currently based in St Andrews, Fife.

This is a demanding post which has a high media and public profile. You will have extensive knowledge of a freedom of information regime/s and excellent decision making skills. You will have strong leadership and management skills and a commitment to upholding the independence and impartiality of the Commissioner's office.

This appointment is for a fixed term of 6 years, attracts a salary of ?78k and is pensionable.

For an application pack including full details of the essential requirements:

The closing date for receipt of applications is 5pm on Monday 31 October 2011

This appointment will be made in accordance with the Equality Act 2010 and no applicant will receive less favourable treatment on grounds of race, gender, marriage or civil partnership status, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, disability, religion or belief or age.


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