THE SNP have posted a job advertisement for a new chief executive of the party – offering a £95,000 per year salary.

The party are on the hunt for a new top officer to oversee the day-to-day running of the organisation after Peter Murrell resigned from the post after incorrect membership figures were handed to the media.

The ensuing row brought to a close his more than 20-year career in the SNP, as well as former Daily Record editor Murray Foote’s time with the party.

In a job advert posted online, the SNP said they were looking for a “dynamic” individual to continue their “electoral success, to manage the operational arm of the party, and deliver the next phase of our development and success”.

The successful candidate will need to demonstrate a “strong commitment to Scottish independence” as well as possessing the “in-depth knowledge of Scottish politics necessary to ensure continued electoral success, and delivery of tangible action on securing our independence”.

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According to the personal specification posted alongside the advert, the next chief executive will need to demonstrate experience in financial management and “delivering change” within an organisation.

They must also show “evidence of commitment to the principles of the SNP and the cause of independence”.

The job will be based in Edinburgh and applications close on June 30.

Murrell, reportedly on an annual salary of £79,750, was the chief executive of the SNP from 1999 to 2023 and saw it grow from the second-biggest party in Scotland to the nation’s dominant political force.

The Herald reported in 2021 Murrell took home a salary of £109,492 in 2011, the year the SNP won a majority in Holyrood

He quit when after his head of communications claimed he had been given inflated membership numbers by party headquarters.

He was later arrested as part of an ongoing police investigation into the SNP’s finances. Murrell was released without charged after hours of questioning.

The police investigation centres around £600,000 of funding the SNP pledged to spend on independence campaigning.