Location
Edinburgh
Advertising Salary:
£24,043 - £27,749

About The Role

Working pattern: Our normal working week is 37 hours but we currently operate a wide variety of work patterns, successfully balancing lifestyle choices with business requirements. Part time and flexible working hours will be available. 

The Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body is responsible for providing the Parliament with the property, staff and services required for the Parliament’s purposes.  We place high value on excellence and we are continually looking to improve how we work to ensure that we can deliver the Parliament's core purpose of representing the people of Scotland by debating issues of national importance, passing legislation and holding the Scottish Government to account.

We’re looking to add new talent and expand our administration pool at the Parliament. We currently have temporary opportunities available and we may have permanent roles coming up in the future. This is an excellent opportunity to register with us so that you can be considered for all our admin opportunities. When you’re appointed you’ll learn more about how the Parliament works and have access to our generous benefits package.

We particularly welcome applications from candidates from Minority Ethnic backgrounds who are under-represented at this level.  All appointments will be made on merit. We are a diverse workforce and our embedded values shape the way we work and treat each other. We have a culture of respect and inclusion, and everyone has the ability to make a difference.

Our roles are based in a variety of interesting and unique business areas. As a skilled Administrator you’ll use your IT and digital skills to support the work of the team, including daily use of Microsoft Office packages and applications. 

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

Due to our immediate need for Temporary Administrators, we’re assessing the suitability of candidates on an ongoing basis.  If you apply now, we’ll assess your application as soon as it comes in. If you pass the first stage of the process, you’ll be invited to an interview in December or January. We’re also accepting applications now if you’re interested in longer term opportunities with us.

UPDATE: This role will now close at 11:59pm on Sunday 23rd January.  Please apply before then. 

About You

You’ll demonstrate a high level of personal credibility and integrity, working with colleagues to benefit the running of the Parliament.  You’ll be well organised, with excellent communication skills, self-awareness, and the ability to develop and maintain positive working relationships.

If you’d like to contribute to the Parliament’s vision of making a positive difference to the lives of the people of Scotland, we’d love you to apply.

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

Full details of our selection process are outlined below

The Selection Process

Stage 1

Click ‘apply’ and this will allow you to register.

You’ll be asked 3 questions based on the essential criteria for the role and then be asked to complete a values-based statement.  Your application will be assessed on your response to the screening questions and on 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 provide evidence against each of our four values, a maximum of 400 words is allowed per value 

  • Please use the STAR format (situation, task, action, result) to address the key requirements under each value in the Job Description. You’ll need to provide examples to cover each point in all the sections entitled “and in delivering these you will have”

  • Each value should be clearly formatted, and your examples may include specific skills, experience, abilities, knowledge and strengths you have

  • It’s a good idea to complete your answers to the questions offline, perhaps in Word, and then copy and paste your answers into the system when you're ready to submit your application

  • Please only 'submit' your application when you're content it’s complete. Once you've submitted your application, you don't have the option to go back

  • If you 'cancel' then your work won't be saved 

  • The system will time out after an hour and your work will be lost if you don’t complete it in that time. 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.

Stage 2 

We will review the number of candidates who have passed Stage 1 and will shortlist. We may include a further assessment at this time.

Stage 3

At the final stage, shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend an online panel interview in December or January.

Feedback will only be provided on request to those who attend interview. 

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.