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Remuneration:£405 per day 

Location:Edinburgh, City of 

Closing date:08 January 2021 at midday 

Appointment of Chair of the Board of Revenue Scotland

Appointment commencing from 1 August 2021

Do you want to be part of an organisation that is vital to the funding of Scotland’s public services?

Since its launch in early 2015, Revenue Scotland has collected over £3.4bn in tax revenues from Scotland’s devolved taxes.

Scottish Ministers are looking to appoint a new Chair to the Board of Revenue Scotland, which will take effect from 1 August 2021 and run for four years.

Revenue Scotland

Revenue Scotland is Scotland’s first tax authority since the Act of Union in 1707. Following Devolution in 1999, The Scotland Act 2012 gave the Scottish Parliament powers to administer two Scottish taxes; Land and Buildings Transaction Tax (LBTT) and Scottish Landfill Tax (SLfT).

Revenue Scotland was established as a Non-Ministerial Department (NMD) in early 2015. This means it is independent of the Scottish Government and Scottish Ministers and is accountable instead to the Scottish Parliament.

The Board is responsible for determining the overall vision, strategic aims and objectives of Revenue Scotland, in accordance with their statutory duties and within the framework agreed with Scottish Ministers.  It also oversees the delivery of planned results by monitoring performance against agreed strategic aims, objectives and targets.

Time Commitment and Remuneration

As chair, you will be expected to devote up to 4 days per month and will be entitled to a fee of £405 per day. Reasonable expenses incurred will be reimbursed. The appointment is non-pensionable.

Length of Term

The appointment is for four years from 1 August 2021.  Reappointment is not automatic and is subject to performance and the individual continuing to satisfy the requirements of the role.

How to Apply

To apply, please send:

  • A two page tailored CV, detailing roles and experience relevant to this appointment.

  • A supporting statement, of not more than 1000 words, providing evidence which clearly demonstrates how you meet the priority and essential criteria required for the role; and

  • A completed declaration form with personal information and a declaration that your personal tax affairs are proper and up to date

You must demonstrate clearly the evidence required to show how you meet the priority and essential criteria as the content of the supporting statement will be the evidence that determines whether or not you will be shortlisted for the interview stage.

The closing date for completed applications is Friday 8 January 2021 at Midday. The supporting statement, two page tailored CV and application form must be sent to

 An application pack with full details  can be found via the link below.  

A video with some background information on the role and Revenue Scotland is available on the Revenue Scotland YouTube channel

The Scottish Government will always give consideration to disability-related reasonable adjustments that an applicant might request to enable them to demonstrate their merit and participate fully in the selection process.  If you require any of the application pack documentation in an alternative format, please contact Freephone 0300 244 1898 or

Scottish Ministers particularly welcome applications from people with protected characteristics that are under-represented, such as women, disabled people, those from minority ethnic communities and people aged under 50.

Appointed on merit; committed to diversity and equality


Application Information

If you experience any difficulties accessing the website, please contact 0300 244 1898 or email


Additional Information

  1. Applicant Information Pack