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Media Relations Graduate

  • Full time
  • £27,187 – £33,706
  • Edinburgh, Holyrood
  • Closing 16th July 2019

  • Advertised from 2nd July 2019
  • Fixed-Term (18 months). full-time fixed-term post for 18 months and our normal working week is 37 hours. We currently operate a variety of work patterns within the Media Relations Office and all requests for part time or flexible working hours will be considered.


Would you like to start your communications career working right at the heart of the Scottish Parliament? Now is your chance!

We are offering a unique and exciting opportunity for a recent Graduate with a degree in PR, communications or journalism to work within the Parliament’s Media Relations Office. This development opportunity will see the post holder learn about the role of the Media Relations Office in promoting the Parliament, whilst gaining practical and invaluable skills and experience to move your career forward.

You will develop skills and gain experience in an exciting and busy environment and will be able to combine the knowledge you have gained from your degree and an enthusiasm to learn the skills needed to work in a communications team with a variety of different tasks. You will also be supported with membership of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) and access to CIPR accredited training. By the end of the 18-month scheme, you will have developed your skills and stretched your capabilities in an organisation that is diverse, challenging and always rewarding.

We are looking for a person who is motivated by the opportunity these challenges present. You will have a degree in PR, communications or journalism with a maximum of 1 years’ experience in working in PR or comms within an organisation. You will also have the ability to spot and understand a news line, an understanding of the role of reactive media work to minimise negative media stories, good interpersonal skills with the ability to build relationships with journalists and key stakeholders and the ability to prioritise effectively. In addition, you will have enthusiasm to generate creative and innovative ideas and good pollical awareness with enthusiasm for current news issues.

Application notes

If this sounds exciting and inspiring and you have the experience required for this role, then what are you waiting for? If you are interested in adding value to the Media Relations Office, we would love to hear from you.

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, flexible working arrangements and family-friendly policies.

For full information on the post, the range of duties involved and how to apply visit:

The closing date for applications is midnight, Tuesday 16 July 2019

The Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body is 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 would particularly welcome applications from members of the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities and from disabled people.