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The Standards Commission is an independent body whose purpose is to encourage high ethical standards in public life through the promotion and enforcement of Codes of Conduct for councillors and those appointed to the boards of devolved public bodies.

Standards Commission Convener and Member Vacancies

25th January 2024

The Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body (SPCB) is to sit as a selection panel to appoint, with the agreement of the Scottish Parliament, an individual to be the Convener of the Standards Commission to fill a vacancy which will arise when the current Convener, Paul Walker, demits office on 6 May 2024.

The SPCB is also seeking to appoint a Member of the Standards Commission, for a period of six years, to fill another vacancy.

More information about the roles and how to apply can be found on the Scottish Parliament website at: