Chamber Office
Advertising Salary:
£23,243 - £27,240

About The Role

Working hours: This is a full time post.

This is an excellent opportunity to join the Legislation and Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee Team as an Administrative Support Assistant. The team is part of the Chamber Office. The team’s work is at the heart of the Parliament’s business. It manages all aspects of the Parliament’s consideration of primary legislation (Bills). It also supports the Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee in its consideration of all secondary legislation.

As an administrative support assistant, you will be part of a team of 9 and your role will be to provide administrative support to help ensure the effective management of all aspects of the legislative process. This will also involve maintaining public information about legislation, including web-editing and participation in the ongoing development of the website, including the use of the new content editor.  You may also be asked to provide cover as required to assist with processing of parliamentary questions and motions for the Chamber Desk.

For further information about the role please contact stuart.todd@parliament.scot

Please apply before 12 noon on Wednesday 11 August 2021.

Full details of our selection process is outlined below.

About You

The successful candidate will have good general IT skills and an understanding of parliamentary business. 

You will demonstrate a high level of personal credibility with excellent communication skills, with the ability to develop and maintain positive working relationships with colleagues and others. You will have the willingness to acquire new knowledge and skills.  With the ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines, you will have excellent organisation and time management skills.

For full information about the role, have a look at the job description.

The Selection Process

Stage 1

Click ‘apply’ and this will allow you to register and complete your values-based statement. 

Our values are a central part of our working culture and our people management processes and are used to recruit, manage and develop our staff. For more on our values and behaviours framework, please visit our Staff Handbook site.

When completing the values-based statement, please address the key requirements as outlined in the Job Description. This may include specific skills, experience, abilities, knowledge and strengths you have and should include examples which demonstrate this. Please provide evidence against each of our four values, a maximum of 400 words is allowed per value. 

Please note:  When writing your values-based statement the system will time out after an hour and your work will be lost. You don't have the option to save your application and return to it later.  If the system times out, you can go into your ‘candidate profile’ to access and complete your statement. Please only 'submit' your application when you're content it is complete.  If you 'cancel' then your work won't be saved.  You may want to complete your answers to the questions offline and then copy and paste your answers when you're ready to submit your application.  Once you've submitted your application, you don't have the option to go back.


Stage 2 

At the final stage, you’ll be invited to attend a virtual panel interview.  Interviews will be held on Wednesday 8 September. 

If you have any questions about the recruitment process please email careers@parliament.scot.

Our commitment to an inclusive workforce

We are a Disability Confident Leader Employer and guarantee to interview any disabled candidates who meet the minimum criteria for the role.  If you have a disability and would like to talk to us about any aspects of this job, please contact us.  More details can be found here.

If you hold an adjustment passport, we encourage you to discuss your current working hours and adjustments in relation to the role you’re applying for.