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Compliance Auditor

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Salary:Starting salary from £32,480 

Working pattern:Full time, Permanent 


Closing date:22 May 2022 at midnight 

Who we are

Legal aid plays a vital role in Scottish society by enabling people to enforce and protect their rights, defend themselves and manage their personal affairs and relationships. The Scottish Legal Aid Board (SLAB) is the national funding body for most solicitor and advocate delivered publicly funded legal services.

We also have a role in advising Scottish Ministers on the strategic development of legal assistance.

We welcome and encourage applications from diverse backgrounds, including groups currently underrepresented in our workforce. We pride ourselves as being an employer of choice.

About the role

We are currently recruiting for a Compliance Auditor (Grade 5) within the Compliance and Investigations Department of our Operations Directorate.

The Compliance Auditors ensure on-going and consistent adherence of criminal and (to some extent) children’s legal aid by solicitors electing to participate in the provision of publically funded legal assistance through SLAB’s Codes of Practice, legislation, regulation and guidance by onsite and/or remote audits.

Candidates Profile

• Proven analytical and problem solving skills, preferably within a related discipline

• A full, clean, current UK driving licence

• Excellent interpersonal skills

• Excellent oral and written communication skills

• A high level of integrity

• Computer literacy, particularly MS Excel and Word

• Confidence to be able to personally deal with difficult, serious and contentious issues on a face to face basis as and when required

• Ability to work effectively within a team and independently

• Ability to work under pressure and to meet tight timescales

• A methodical and analytical approach to work

• Good attention to detail

We are offering this role on a permanent full-time basis, however if you would like to apply to work part time please indicate this on the application form. You will have access to flexible hours and remote working, as well as other employment benefits offered by the Scottish Legal Aid Board, which are listed in the full job description.

To access the full job description, person specification and application details, please go to “Additional Information” on the vacancy’s page.

For more information about working at SLAB visit our recruitment page.

Completed applications should be returned by midnight on Sunday 22 May 2022 .

Please note we may close the applications earlier. Please apply at your earliest convenience.

Interviews will be organised via a video call.

Application Information

To apply, please click 'Apply online' button and complete the application form.

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