Location
Edinburgh
Office
Chamber Office
Advertising Salary:
£26,307 - £32,000 pro rata (£32,884 - £40,000 FTE)

About The Role

Working Pattern: This is a part time post, working 29 hours 36 minutes over 4 days.  It will be a hybrid working position, where you’ll be expected to work a minimum of 2 days in the office and the rest at home. However, the proportion of time in the office and at home will be dependent on business needs.

This is an excellent opportunity to join the Legislation and Delegated Powers Team of the Chamber Office as a Support Manager. The role will provide maternity leave cover for 12 months. The expected start date is May 2024.

The Team is at the heart of the Parliament’s business, supporting all aspects of parliamentary scrutiny of primary and secondary legislation. It supports the scrutiny of all Bills and provides clerking support to the Delegated Powers and Law Reform (DPLR) Committee.

The main role of the post is to provide administrative support to ensure the effective management of the legislative process. This involves preparing and editing Bills and other legislative documents for publication, maintaining public information about legislation and providing advice and support to Members, colleagues across the Parliament and other stakeholders about the processes and timescales for managing scrutiny of subordinate legislation. The postholder will also be required to work flexibly with colleagues in providing administrative support across the team for all aspects of the Parliament’s legislation business, including supporting the DPLRC Committee when required.

For further information about the role please contact [email protected]

Please apply before 11.59 pm, on Wednesday 28 February 2024.  Full details of our selection process is outlined below

About You

The successful candidate will be experienced in working in a busy environment managing, and prioritising, multiple tasks, with excellent IT skills and a proactive approach to suggesting and developing improvements to systems used. You’ll have excellent attention to detail and ideally have experience of working with elected members.

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

For full information about the role, have a look at the job description 

The Selection Process

How to apply and our 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 (if you’ve not already).  

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 input your text into the values boxes when you’re ready to fully submit your application
  • It's easier to 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, just to ensure it's all there
  • Please click 'Next' to submit your application when you're content it’s complete and you have checked everything
  • Something to consider - if you click 'cancel', your work will not be saved  
  • The system will time out after one hour and your work will not be saved. There is no 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 [email protected] 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 will also be asked to undertake an assessment. Full details will be provided to those candidates successful at stage 1 of the recruitment process.  Interviews will be held on week commencing 11 March, although this is subject to change. 

If you have any questions about the recruitment process please email [email protected].

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.

If you hold an adjustment passport, we encourage you to discuss your current working hours and adjustments in relation to the role you’re applying for.