Director of Taxation

Scottish Government - Economy
Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh
CIRCA £93k
04 Jul 2018
24 Aug 2018
Contract Type

The Director of Taxation is a new post in the Scottish Exchequer, being created in recognition of the increased breadth of the Scottish Government’s tax-raising roles and their importance to achieving the Government’s inclusive growth, fiscal sustainability and wider policy outcomes.

The Director will be the Government’s primary adviser on tax strategy, policy and administration. This is a key strategic influencing role. The Director will be part of Director General Scottish Exchequer’s senior management team and will need to demonstrate significant experience at a senior level gained in a large and complex organisation.

  • You will be required to demonstrate strategic and collaborative leadership skills and an ability to build and support an effective new Directorate and team.  
  • You will have significant experience and a high level of knowledge of tax, economic and policy development and delivery.
  • You will also have a strong understanding of economic and related frameworks (e.g. legal) for tax policy; the ability to appraise economic and revenue forecasting within the context of the wider economic landscape; and you will ensure that advice to Ministers is based on evidence and rigorous investigation that takes appropriate account of wider fiscal and policy considerations, stakeholders’ perspectives, and administrative feasibility.
  • An economics or tax-related qualification (preferably post-graduate) is required, along with relevant applied experience.


For further information about the role and details of how to apply, please go to Work for Scotland website and quote reference IRC58668.

Alternatively please contact Carolyn Murdoch, Scottish Government Senior Staff Team on 0131 244 8500

The closing date for applications is 24th August 2018 at noon.

We welcome applications from all suitably qualified people and aim to employ a diverse workforce which reflects the people of Scotland.