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Our office is currently not open to visitors. We are responding to emails and are operating a limited telephone service for complaints related enquiries. Our Scottish Welfare Fund review service is available by telephone as normal.  Please read our information for customers and organisations

Vacancy: Independent National Whistleblowing Officer Complaints Reviewer x 4

Update:  These vacancies are now closed.

Any new vacancies will be advertised here.


Independent National Whistleblowing Officer (INWO) Complaints Reviewer x 4

  • Contract type: Fixed Term (2 year), Full time 9am-5pm, Monday-Friday (35 hours per week)

  • Location: Edinburgh
  • Salary scale: Band 3 (£34,350 - £49, 819)
  • Benefits: 40.5 days of annual leave (including public holidays), Flexible working arrangements, Civil Service Pension Scheme arrangements, Life Assurance scheme, Employee Assistance Programme

The SPSO is the final stage for complaints about organisations providing public services in Scotland.  From July 2020 we will be taking on a new function as Independent National Whistleblowing Officer which will set the standards for complaints about the application of the local NHS whistleblowing processes, including examination of the decision-making and outcomes of the whistleblowing complaint.

Working with the INWO Team Manager, you will be responsible for delivering an efficient, effective and independent service to investigate whistleblowing complaints.  You will play an active, positive and supportive role within the INWO team investigating and making decisions on whistleblowing complaints in line with relevant guidance and process, handling incoming enquiries and providing relevant, up to date information.

To be successful in this role, you will have a lively analytical mind and the sound judgement needed to make fair, consistent and just decisions.  You will be able to demonstrate first class customer service through your empathetic but impartial approach.  Your excellent communication skills will allow you to sensitively liaise with whistleblowers and NHS authorities whilst protecting confidentiality of those involved in the complaint.

If you are interested in joining an organisation that enjoys challenge and strives for continuous improvement, please download the application pack below or contact 0131 240 2979 or for further information.


Closing date:  12 noon, Wednesday 25 March 2020

Interviews:  The current circumstances with COVID-19, including the availability of staff and applicants means that we are not in a position to identify dates for interview at this time.  We thank all applicants for their patience and understanding.  All applicants will be informed of the outcome of their application as soon as possible.

We are an equal opportunities employer.  Please note we regret that we are unable to consider applicants previously unsuccessful at interview


Application Pack

Further information about working with us is available here.

Updated: March 25, 2020