Policy Officer - Scottish Greens Parliamentary Group

  • Full time
  • £26,000 – £30,727
  • Scottish Parliament, Edinburgh
  • Closing 27th September 2019

  • Advertised from 10th September 2019
  • Depending on experience, with the possibility of progression. 37 hours per week)


From tackling the climate emergency to building a fairer economy and making the case for Scotland’s place in Europe, the Green Group of MSPs in the Scottish Parliament are leading the change. This is a fast-paced, challenging and rewarding role that will put you at the heart of our efforts to create a fairer, greener Scotland.

Working as part of the central pool team that supports the work of the six Green MSPs, you will provide the Group with business management services, ensuring speakers are allocated and parliamentary deadlines are met, whilst providing top rate policy research, analysis and advice. That will mean writing policy briefings. You will also support our Co-Leaders, Alison Johnstone MSP and Patrick Harvie MSP, in ensuring that their FMQ slots are used to maximum impact.

This is a unique and exciting opportunity for a passionate, well-organised individual with some experience working in campaigns or policy and excellent analytical and communication skills. Knowledge of parliamentary processes is useful, but not essential as long as you can demonstrate an enthusiasm and ability to develop this knowledge in the job.

A full Job Description is available for download below.

Application notes

Please email a cover letter and CV to Gordon.Crawford@Parliament.scot by 12:00 Friday 27 September with POLICY OFFICER in the subject line. You should ensure you demonstrate how you meet the person specification as set out above in your application.

Please note that the Scottish Green MSPs are currently hiring for a number of roles, all of which are advertised at greens.scot/work-with-us. Candidates are welcome to submit applications to more than one vacancy.

Interviews will take place on 7 October in the Scottish Parliament.

For an informal discussion about this role, please call Harry Huyton, Director of Political Strategy, on

0131 348 6361.