Assistant Clerks (Committee and Chamber Offices)

Closing Date: 31 May 2017

Shortlisting complete and candidates notified: 13/14 June 2017

Interviews: week commencing 19 June 2017

Last updated: 13 June

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Gary, Assistant Clerk, Committee Office

Gary at his desk 

"It’s a cliché, but every day is different in Committee Office.  Contrary to popular belief, it’s not all about sitting at a desk, typing out documents; so much of my job relies on meeting and speaking with colleagues, Scottish Government officials and those interested in our work to ensure that the Committee’s voice is heard and acted upon." Find out more about a day in the life for Gary 

A day in the life - Heather Lyall, Senior Assistant Clerk, Committee Office

"Committees are an essential part of the Parliament’s scrutiny and play an important role in holding the Scottish Government to account. I work behind the scenes to support this process. A typical day for a Senior Assistant Clerk would involve briefing the Convener; planning the upcoming work programme; producing committee papers; writing reports and providing guidance to the rest of the team. You need to be really organised, constantly think ahead, keep up to date on the issues and monitor the latest political goings on.  Meeting days tend to be busy and I’ll sit at the table to support the Convener to keep proceedings on track in terms of timing and procedure.  If you want to be right in the middle of politics and the parliamentary process, the Committee Office is the place to be."