Senior Education and Engagement Officer (Scotland)

  • Part time
  • £30,452 pro-rata
  • Scotland
  • Closing 24th January 2021

  • Advertised from 7th January 2021
  • The net working hours will be 0.8 FTE per week. We are open to requests of flexible working, and discussion of increased or reduced hours will be made with the successful applicant.


The Team

The Participation Team works to engage citizens and shape Parliament in the interests of the public. We reach out to communities and audiences across the UK, promoting an understanding of the role and relevance of both Houses, inspiring people to get involved and empowering people to have a voice. Our well-established public engagement activities continue to expand, reaching over 1.5 million people every year; of these, about 500,000 are directly engaging in activities in Westminster and over 1 million in outreach and engagement activities across the UK.

The Role

The Senior Education and Engagement Outreach Officer (Scotland) role engages and educates the public through face to face and/or digital delivery. Working with schools and community groups across Scotland to engage with the UK Parliament.

The holder of this exciting position will establish opportunities to deliver inspiring and informative outreach sessions to a range of community and school audiences. The community work will focus particularly on those who are disengaged or disaffected from political engagement.

The majority of the time will be spent delivering sessions across Scotland. The officer will take responsibility for organising and managing their own time but will include evening and weekend work. There will be a team day in Westminster once a month.

The Person

The officer will build relationships with key partners and stakeholders to deliver community and school outreach workshops.

The Education and Engagement Service works with schools and communities across the UK to increase public understanding of, and engagement with, the UK Parliament.

We do this by:

  • Demonstrating how the UK Parliament affects people’s day-to-day lives
  • Exploring how the UK Parliament works as a vehicle for change, and equipping people to campaign effectively
  • Engaging with people who the UK Parliament has not yet reached
  • Adding value to the business of the UK Parliament by diversifying the range of people who engage and participate.

We are committed to building a team that truly represents the UK - we welcome applicants from other backgrounds.

The post holder will be based and working in Scotland. You can do administration work from home in this role, or we could find an appropriate office space. The sessions will be delivered across Scotland with a team day in Westminster once per month. This role will include overnight stays, evening or weekend work. Occasionally the post holder may be asked to deliver sessions in other parts of the UK.

Application notes

All applications must be submitted on a House of Commons application form.

More information and full criteria can be found on the job description.