Scottish Public Services Ombudsman

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The Scottish Public Services Ombudsman (SPSO) investigates complaints that have been through the full local authority complaints process and remain unresolved.

The SPSO is seeking a Planning Adviser who is in current practice at a senior level.  The post is on a contract for services basis (in the region of 1-2 days per month depending on case volumes) for a 12-month period, with the potential to re-new the contract at the end of the period, at a fee of £290 per day plus necessary expenses.

The purpose of this work is to provide verbal and written advice to the Ombudsman and his investigating staff when considering planning complaints, and ensuring findings and conclusions contained in reports are consistent and based on a good understanding of sector issues.  The successful candidate may also be invited to provide support and development to investigating staff and to represent the Ombudsman’s office externally.

For further information and a copy of the Invitation to Tender, please go to our website link or contact Human Resources at or 0131 240 2979.

The closing date for ITT responses is 17:00, Monday 27 March 2017.

Meetings with shortlisted service providers will be held on Wednesday 5 April.

Updated: March 14, 2017