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Environmental Standards Scotland (ESS) is here to monitor the effectiveness of environmental law in Scotland, and public authorities’ compliance with it.

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Working for ESS

An overview of what it’s like to work for ESS.

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What we do

Find out more about the different areas of work within ESS and the variety of roles you could take on.

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Our culture and values

At ESS, the wellbeing of our colleagues is a top priority. We also have a range of networks and support in place to ensure our organisation is diverse and inclusive for all.

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“The Scottish Government has committed to keeping pace with European environmental law and given the likely scale of new laws that’ll come from Europe over the next few years, that will be no small undertaking. It’s our job at ESS to assess how well the Scottish Government is meeting that commitment.”

Mark Roberts

ESS Chief Executive

Civil Service professions

Joining the Civil Service means you become part of a profession, working with like-minded colleagues with similar skills and interests. You’ll also have a range of opportunities to enhance and develop your skill set. 

See our work

Have a look at the nature of the matters we work on by exploring our ongoing and completed casework page.

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