MSP Staff
Advertising Salary:
£28,000 - £31,000 (depending on skills and on experience)

About The Role

Donald Cameron MSP is looking for a Parliamentary Researcher to join his team. 
Salary: £28,000 - £31,000 (depending on skills and on experience)
Hours: 37 hours (Full-time)

Location: Holyrood, Edinburgh

Working for a Member of the Scottish Parliament (MSP)

MSPs are employers in their own right. Under their employment, you will become part of a team supporting them in carrying out their duties. You'll work in a dynamic and fast paced environment to provide an outstanding service for constituents.

A unique to opportunity to work in the busy Parliamentary office of a Member of the Scottish Parliament. You will assist the Member on a variety of research tasks, as well as supporting him in his role on the Constitution, Europe, External Affairs and Culture committee. Other aspects of the role include:

  • Obtaining and compiling relevant research documents from external bodies.
  • Maintaining an up to date knowledge of policy areas and local issues.
  • Analysing, evaluating and interpreting data and statistics.
  • Lodging written parliamentary questions and FOI requests.
  • Providing briefings for the MSP on key issues as required.
  • Carrying out research projects.
  • Gathering and distributing valuable data that supports activities of the MSP.
  • Assisting with some constituency casework.
  • Carrying other miscellaneous tasks as required by the MSP and/or Head of Office.

About You


  • Have a keen interest in Scottish politics, and have sound political judgement.
  • Have excellent communications skills, and have an attention to detail.
  • Have analytical skills with an ability to identify and investigate trends, and interpret data.
  • Have an ability to probe for further information where required.
  • Have excellent organisational skills with an ability to prioritise workloads during busy times.


  • Knowledge of issues affecting the Highlands and Islands Region.
  • Knowledge of issues concerning the Constitution, Europe, External Affairs and Culture portfolio.

The Selection Process

For more information or any queries please contact

To apply, click on "send CV" and upload your CV and a single page supporting statement as one document.  When you've clicked "send CV" use the text box to provide wording for the cover email.   Your supporting statement 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: midnight on Friday 15 July