The Chief Reporter, Assistant Chief Reporters and the Head of Performance and Administration are responsible for the strategic and day to day management of the business. In this and in matters relating to the professional development of reporters they are assisted by four Principal Reporters.
The senior management team and the administrative staff are based in our office in Falkirk. The administrative staff are divided into a number of groups and teams including specialised caseworkers, caseworkers, the development plan team, the scanning team and the IT/finance team.
The reporters, who decide appeals on behalf of Ministers or make reports and recommendations to them, are home based. They are in regular contact with members of the administration team and work closely with them. Two reporters speak about their work.
Our reporters have a variety of professional backgrounds: most are planners but some are architects and others are lawyers. Our policy on the recruitment and appointment of reporters is to encourage applicants from both the private and public sector.