Edinburgh
Committee or Chamber

About The Role

Working pattern: Our normal working week is 37 hours, but we currently operate a wide variety of work patterns within the team, successfully balancing lifestyle choices with business requirements. All requests for part time or flexible working hours will be seriously considered

This is an excellent opportunity to work within our Committee and Chamber Office as a Senior Assistant Clerk.

As a Senior Assistant Clerk, you will use your skills to communicate complex information in an understandable way, investigate current political issues, gather evidence, assist members of the public to have their voice heard in the Parliament and provide advice on procedure and protocol to MSPs.  You will be based in a team that supports committee or chamber work or you could support the legislation process.

For further information about the role please contact callum.thomson@parliament.scot

Please apply before 12 noon on 28 October 2020. Full details of our selection process is outlined below.

About You

You’ll have an acute awareness of Scotland’s political machinery and interest in topical issues and current affairs.  With exceptional communication and interpersonal skills, you will have the ability to communicate complex information effectively and build and maintain a range of relationships, both within and out with the Parliament.  

As an exceptional leader, you will empower those reporting to you, acting impartially and exercising sound judgement in everything you do. You will also lead and contribute to parliamentary-wide projects and continuous improvement initiatives encouraging co-operative working, anticipating and resolving conflict and risk effectively.  You will be able to work under pressure and to tight deadlines whilst ensuring priorities are aligned to strategic objectives.

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

Our Selection Process

Our selection process

Stage 1

Click 'apply' and this will allow you to register and upload your CV and supporting statement.  Your CV should no more than 2 pages, setting out your career history, responsibilities and achievements.

Your statement should outline your suitability for the role with reference to the main duties and key requirements set out in the job description. This should be no more than two pages of A4.

Please note, your CV and supporting statement should be uploaded as one document, in Word or equivalent format.

Your application will be assessed based on your CV and statement.

Stage 2

At the final stage, you’ll be invited to attend a remote panel interview.  You may also be asked to complete a written exercise and/or a short presentation on the day. Interviews will be scheduled for early/mid November.

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.