Researchers

Reference: 598951

Temporary from 1 April 2018 to 31 March 2020
Full-time position but we welcome applications on a flexible working basis
Salary Range: £32,709 to £40,560
Location: Holyrood, Edinburgh

Closing Date: 5pm on 26 January 2018


The Scottish Parliament Information Centre (SPICe) provides research, information and documentation services to the Parliament. Within SPICe, around 30 researchers working within three research teams provide expert information and briefing to MSPs, their staff, parliamentary committees and to the staff of the Parliament in relation to their parliamentary duties. This work includes responding to enquiries, providing briefing on bills and on committee inquiries. The work is non-partisan and, when carried out for individual MSPs, is confidential.

There are three new research posts in SPICe, based in the Brexit, Environment and Rural Affairs Unit. The majority of your work is likely to involve supporting senior researchers in providing research to parliamentary committees and to Members on devolved matters. We are especially keen to hear from you if you have a research background in Brexit policy issues that may be of particular interest to the Parliament in the next two years, including:

• Trade

• Immigration

• Agriculture

• Environment

• Fisheries

• Constitution

This is an exciting opportunity to work at the heart of public policy scrutiny and development. It will likely be a very busy and challenging period, and your work will contribute to ensuring that elected Members from all political parties are as well briefed as possible on key issues.

You will be an enthusiastic, highly motivated individual with experience of working in a research or policy environment in subject areas relevant to the devolved powers of the Parliament. Experience or an understanding of some of the key issues relating to Brexit (for example in the policy areas listed above) will be an advantage. You will also have good interpersonal skills, a flexible approach to work and the ability to work efficiently under time pressures. The ideal candidate will be educated to degree level or equivalent.

How to Apply

Please read the job information and send your completed application to jobs@parliament.scot by 5pm on 26 January 2018.  Applications form Gaelic speakers are welcome.

The Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body is committed to promoting equality of opportunity and treatment and to eliminating unfair discrimination in its employment practices. We are committed to building a diverse and representative workforce and we particularly welcome applications from disabled people and members of the black and minority ethnic communities.

 

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