MSP Staff
Advertising Salary:
£35,182 - £44,643 depending on skills and abilities

About The Role

Russell Findlay MSP is looking for a Head of Office to join his team

Location: Holyrood

Hours: Full time (37 hours per week)

Salary range £35,182 - £44,643 depending on skills and abilities

About the Role

MSPs are employers in their own right. In this role you will support Russell Findlay in his duties as a regional MSP for West Scotland.

Working in a dynamic and fast-paced environment, you will shadow Russell to ensure the smooth and effective running of his parliamentary office. You will organise office processes, manage staff and ensure he has the information he needs, when he needs it. 

You will act as political adviser by providing advice on issues, campaigns and media & social media activity to support his aims. You will be responsible for working with Russell on his parliamentary questions and speeches.

The successful candidate will have the ability to write accurate and concise news copy and letters to deadline, and create social media content including graphics and videos.

Full information about the role can be found in the attached job description.



About You


Management skills and experience

  • Have experience of managing staff with the ability to nurture and build effective teams.
  • Be confident in managing budgets for staff resources and office provisions.

Policy and Research skills and experience

  • Political awareness and the ability to use good judgment and provide sound advice
  • Have analytical skills with the ability to identify and investigate trends while interpreting data.
  • Have skills in developing research networks and communicating complex information to others at various levels.

Flexibility and adaptability

  • Be a quick learner with the ability to multitask and work within tight timescales.
  • Be a proactive problem solver with the motivation and resilience to adapt and deal with challenges.

Communication skills

  • Have the creative flair and expertise to produce accurate and influential work.
  • Have flexibility using relevant IT skills and writing styles, covering both traditional and newer forms of media.

Media skills and experience

  • Be capable in monitoring media developments and sourcing information from a range of channels.
  • Have the ability to foster good working relationships with confidence to understand how the media world operates.
  • Be creative in designing and communicating over a range of formats on different media platforms.


The Selection Process

Click on “apply” to upload your CV and a Supporting Statement.  Your Supporting Statement, of no more two pages, should outline how you meet the requirements detailed above for this role.  Applications that do not include a supporting statement may not be considered.

Closing date is 11.59pm on 4 February 2022