Facilities Management
Advertising Salary:
£37,932 to £47,244

About The Role

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

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 a high value on excellence, and we are continually looking to improve how 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 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. 

The Scottish Parliament’s home at Holyrood is an iconic, internationally-famous building which has won numerous awards for its architecture and its approach to inclusive design.  As well as being the centre of Scottish politics, it’s a building that represents Scotland’s diverse communities; a workplace for more than 1,000 people; and a visitor attraction in its own right.  The building’s unique design brings its own rewards - and challenges – for the Facilities Management team in supporting its development while keeping in line with the original vision for the building.

This is an excellent opportunity to join the Facilities Management (FM) Office as an experienced Project Manager. FM sits within our Resilience and Sustainability Group. To see where the office fits within the organisation see our organisation chart

The office consists of three main functions; Customer Relationship Management, Contract Management and Project Management.  As a Project Manager in the Project Management team, which consists of 6, you’ll be asked to manage projects within the facilities management portfolio and to support on the delivery of corporate programmes, such as the Sustainable Development and Climate Change strategy, including supporting the Parliament’s journey to net zero. 

You’ll encourage a culture where project team members are empowered to deliver high quality work which will enhance the reputation of the Parliament. You’ll also champion collaborative working with colleagues across the parliamentary service as well as our supply partners, promoting positive and open communication, as well as our commitment to diversity and inclusion.

For further information about the role please contact alan.durward@parliament.scot or john.mcarthur@parliament.scot

Please apply before 11:59 pm, Wednesday 29 June 2022.  Full details of our selection process are outlined below.

About You

The successful candidate will have knowledge of buildings (services or construction) and will be able to demonstrate their experience of delivering projects within a Facilities Management environment. You should hold a project management qualification. A building or engineering qualification is also preferred. 

You'll have an excellent understanding, coupled with practical experience of planning, monitoring and controlling projects and a track record of influencing stakeholders and operation effectively in often complex environments. 

You’ll demonstrate a high level of personal credibility with excellent communication skills and the ability to develop and maintain positive working relationships.

As a manager you’ll be resilient and inspire colleagues to deliver high performance results in line with our values. You’ll have a proven track record of working inclusively with a diverse range of people and groups. You’ll have outstanding mentoring and coaching skills and be passionate about contributing to an inclusive and collaborative working culture which values diversity and encourages openness.

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

The Selection Process

Stage 1

We are a values-based organisation. Our values are a central part of our working culture and our people management processes. We use these to recruit, manage and develop our staff. For more information on our values and behaviours framework, please visit our values pages in our Staff Handbook .

To apply for our roles, click 'apply' and this will allow you to register and upload your CV.

You’ll then be asked 4 questions based on the essential criteria for the role.

You’ll be asked to write a values-based supporting statement based on the job description of the role you’re applying for. The job description will detail the main recruitment selection criteria under each value, in the sections titled “And in delivering these, you will have”. Your application will be assessed solely on your statement.

You’ll need to provide one or more examples to cover each bullet point, in the four value sections entitled “And in delivering these you will have”  

Please provide details from your background or career, of where and how you have demonstrated that value

When completing and submitting the values-based statement to apply for this role:

  • 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 delivery requirements under each value in the Job Description

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

  • We have a separate box on our system for you to input each value

  • Please do not input anything into the values boxes until you’re ready to submit your application

  • Please 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

  • We recommend that you check your answers, by reading the inputted information in the box, when you've copied and pasted the information into the system, just to ensure it's all there

  • Please only click 'Next' to submit your application when you're content it’s complete. When you click “Next”, 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

  • If you mistakenly submit your statement prior to completing this on the system, please email careers@parliament.scot with full details of the role you’re applying for, what has happened, and your completed statement

Please note that only your supporting statement will be submitted to Hiring Managers, without any personal details, and they will then select candidates for further assessment or interview.

Stage 2

At the final stage, you’ll be invited to attend a virtual panel interview and you will also be asked to undertake a presentation.  Interviews will be held week beginning 18 July, although this is subject to change.

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.

After the interview

We’ll aim to let you know the outcome of your interview as soon as we can. This will normally be within 10 working days. If you’re unsuccessful at interview stage, you can ask us for feedback. We want to ensure a positive candidate experience, so we’ll also contact you to ask for your feedback on the whole recruitment process.

Onboarding Process

If you’re successful at interview, you’ll be asked to complete our onboarding process. This includes security clearance and you’ll also be asked to provide proof of your eligibility to work in the United Kingdom.

We will provide you with details of our security vetting policy and you will be required to complete a security questionnaire. Some of our roles will require membership of the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme. For further information, please see our Policy on the employment of ex-offenders and use of disclosure.


If you’re successful, we’ll approach previous and/or current employers for a reference. If you have no employment history we may approach any school, college or university you have attended.

We can only make a formal offer of employment once we have received your security clearance, eligibility to work in the UK and references. Your health assessment will be used to inform us of any adjustments you require before you start with us.

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.