MSP Staff
Advertising Salary:
£23,088 FTE

About The Role

Salary: £12.00 an hour (FTE salary £23,088, pro rata)

Hours: 7hrs a week

Location: Holyrood, Edinburgh

Contract: 6 months

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.

Meghan Gallacher MSP is looking for an Office Intern to join her team on a 6-month placement. As an Office Intern, you will assist with the day-to-day operations of a busy MSP’s office at Holyrood. This is an exciting opportunity to gain hands-on experience in parliamentary processes, administrative tasks and contributing to the work of Meghan Gallacher MSP in serving her constituents and shaping public policy.

Maria Escala joined Meghan’s team in January 2023 as an Office Intern. Here’s what she has to say about the opportunities this has provided for her career development:

“This internship provided me with the perfect opportunity to gain an immersive and hands-on experience in the fast-paced world of Scottish politics. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed working on Meghan’s team as I have been able to gain insight into parliamentary processes and engage with new and interesting topics all the time. It is a very friendly and empowering work environment where professional development is constantly encouraged.

Undoubtedly, this experience has been very rewarding as not only was I able to hone my skills and contribute to fascinating projects, but my experience also enabled me to transition into a full-time position continuing to work within a role and a team I thoroughly enjoy.”


  • Carrying out general office administration and acting as front of office for enquiries.
    • Responding to all incoming correspondence while professionally managing each enquiry within agreed timescales.
    • Coordinating, tracking and monitoring the handling of enquiries and ensuring they are dealt with timely and professionally.
    • Drafting written correspondence such as letters, requests for information and parliamentary questions and motions.
  • Maintaining office records and compliance with data protection.
    • Maintaining filing system and managing records.
    • Ensuring compliance with data protection legislation and GDPR requirements.
    • Ensuring administrative and secretarial support is provided.

About You


  • Have excellent written, verbal and IT skills with accurate attention to detail.
  • Have a flexible and adaptable approach, being able to use good judgement and work on own initiative.
  • Be well organised with the ability to prioritise competing workloads.

The Selection Process

For any questions about the role, please contact: [email protected]

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 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.

If you are experiencing any issues with the applications process, please send your CV and supporting statement directly to: [email protected]
Closing Date: 26th February 2024 at 23:59.
Interviews are expected to take place week commencing 11th March 2024.