MSP Staff
Advertising Salary:
£28,000 – £31,000 pro rata

About The Role

Alexander Burnett MSP (Aberdeenshire West) is looking for a Parliamentary Assistant to join his team

Location: Huntly Local Office (Hybrid)
Hours: Part-time (around 18.5 hours a week but this is flexible)
Salary: £28,000 – £31,000 pro rata 

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.

  • Assisting the Member and the team in running local campaigns on constituency issues.
  • Assisting with research relevant to the Member’s committee and constituency.
  • Arranging briefing papers and speeches.
  • Assist in writing external communications.
  • Communicating with Government departments, local councils and other organisations and parliamentary officials.
  • Performing casework-related research and corresponding with constituents and local campaign groups.
  • Drafting briefings to update constituents and the Member on key issues.

About You

  • Have excellent written and verbal communication skills with accurate attention to detail.
  • Have a flexible and adaptable approach, being able to use good judgement on own initiative.
  • Be well organised with the ability to prioritise competing workloads to meet the demands of a busy office.
  • Ability to work independently and be a team player; enthusiastic and reliable.
  • IT skills, including Microsoft Office.

The Selection Process

To apply, click on "send CV" and upload your CV and supporting statement as one document.  When you've clicked "send CV" use the text box to provide wording for the cover email.   Your CV should be no more than two sides of A4.   Your supporting statement should outline how you meet the requirements detailed above for this role and should be no longer than one side of A4.  Applications that do not include a supporting statement may not be considered 
Closing Date: 5pm on Thursday 30 March
Interview Dates: Subject to the candidates’ availability 
Start Date: To be negotiated by arrangement

For further information on the position please contact 0131 348 5642.