People & Culture - Human Resources
Advertising Salary:
£23,243 - £27,204

About The Role

Working pattern: This is a full-time post however we are happy to talk about flexible working. 

The People and Culture office is responsible for providing a full range of services to support managers, colleagues, MSPs in their role as employers, and their staff, in making the Parliament a great place to work.  To achieve this, we work in partnership to develop people practices, encompassing diversity and inclusion throughout, on the following:

  • recruitment
  • health and wellbeing
  • onboarding and induction
  • learning and development
  • talent management
  • employee experience
  • employee relations and
  • administration.

The team also supports the SPCB and LG to set people strategies, policies and guidance, covering our total workforce of around 1,200 people.

You’ll be given exposure to the full HR life-cycle, so this is a valuable opportunity to someone with a real interest in HR as a career path.  You’ll also provide support to colleagues within the office on ad hoc project work and tasks.

For further information about the role please contact Leah.Mitchell@parliament.scot

Please apply before 12 noon on 29 September.  Full details of our selection process are outlined below. 

About You

You’ll demonstrate a high level of personal credibility and integrity, with excellent communication skills.  You’ll also have the ability to develop and maintain positive working relationships with colleagues, MSPs and others.  Our approach is to put people as our core focus, so you’ll be somebody who really cares about the service and experience we give our customers.

As an experienced administrator you’ll use your IT and digital skills to support the work of the team.  You’ll have a sound understanding of the organisation and its structure and have the willingness to acquire new knowledge and skills and suggest improvements to working practices.  You’ll also have good time management and organisational skills. Experience of dealing direct with MSPs and their offices would also be useful. 

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.  Interview dates have to be confirmed, although are expected to take place in October 2021.

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.