We are a non-ministerial office, governed by Chair and Board, organised into three teams: strategy and analysis; investigation and compliance; and communications and corporate services.
Our Board has agreed the Standing Orders under which it will operate and you can find these here:
The Board has appointed an Audit and Risk Committee and its Terms of Reference can be found here:
We also have a Framework Agreement with the Scottish Government which you can read here:
Our Board has also approved our first Business Plan, setting out the key priorities for the organisation through to March 2023. You can download the Business Plan here:
Our Annual Report provides an overview of activities and progress in ESS' first independent six months of operation since it was launched in October 2021. You can read the report here:
New roles advertised: Appointment of Members of the Board
Recruitment is now open for the following posts within ESS: Appointment of Members of the Board - closing date 28...
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