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Assistant Clerk (Committee and Chamber Offices)

  • Full time
  • £33,037 – £41,777
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 19th May 2019

  • Advertised from 3rd May 2019


Want to work in one of the most influential places in Scotland? Now is your chance!

We are looking for an enthusiastic multi-tasker to work within our Committee and Chamber Office as an Assistant Clerk. Working in either office you will be part of a team in which you will play a key role in supporting the Members of the Scottish Parliament in inquiring into and debating issues of importance to the people of Scotland, in holding the Scottish Government to account and in deciding on new laws.

You will 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 outwith the Parliament. You will also have effective leadership skills with the ability to manage and motivate staff. In addition, you will have excellent problem solving and organisational skills in order to manage competing priorities to meet tight deadlines, as well as being able to devise long term plans and strategies.

We offer a great range of benefits including 41.5 days of leave (including public holidays), the opportunity to join the Civil Service pension arrangements, and family-friendly policies.

Application notes

For full information on the post and how to apply visit our website.

Your completed application should be sent to by Midnight on Sunday 19 May 2019. Applications from Gaelic speakers are also welcome. Cuirear fàilte air tagraidhean bho luchd-labhairt na Gàidhlig.

We are committed to building a workforce which reflects the diversity of the people of Scotland. We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer that values and respects the people who work for us. We seek to ensure all job applications are treated fairly, with respect and without bias. We positively encourage applications from suitably experienced candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity. We welcome applications from female and black and ethnic minorities (BME) candidates who are under-represented at this level.

All appointments will be made on merit.