December 4th 2017 | The Scottish Parliament

Timeline:

15 May
' Nominations Open '
20 Oct
' Nominations Close *deadline extended* '
13 Nov
' Shortlist Announced '
4 Dec
' Scottish Public Service Awards '

Improvement Service

The Improvement Service (IS) is the national improvement organisation for local government in Scotland.  Our purpose is to help councils and their partners to improve the health, quality of life and opportunities of all people in Scotland through community leadership, strong local governance and the delivery of high quality, efficient local services.

Support for Councils

Through a series of principles, the IS works to promote improvement in local government and among its partners to support them improve outcomes and reduce the outcome gaps within populations and within areas.

Support for Community Planning Partnerships

The IS delivers a range of products and services that support CPPs to build their capacity to deliver the public service reform agenda.

Support for Elected Members

The IS has a non-partisan role to support all elected members in Scotland.