Head of Committee Engagement Unit

Reference: 598924

Salary Range: £52,152 to £64,712

Location: Holyrood, Edinburgh

Working Pattern: This is a permanent full time post (applications on a flexible working basis welcome)

Closing Date: Midday on 24 January


The aim of the Scottish Parliament’s Public Engagement Strategy is to promote engagement and participation to support and strengthen the work of the Parliament and to enhance parliamentary democracy. The Committee Engagement Unit (CEU) is being set up in response to the recent Commission on Parliamentary Reform. As a senior member of this small team, the post-holder will play a vital role in delivering innovative approaches to public participation that lead to better policy and legislative scrutiny.

We are looking for an individual who is a strategic thinker and can demonstrate a track record in delivering on the ground. Critically, you must have the professional credibility to win the trust of stakeholders, including elected Members, to deliver engagement activities that demonstrably enhance the support for parliamentary committees.

As Head of the Unit, you will have a passion for public engagement alongside hands-on experience in designing and delivering engagement strategies that have made a difference. The Unit will lead or support individual projects and interventions, translating this into system-wide change. You will have a proven ability to leverage in resources to maximise the value that the Unit can provide for committees.

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, and family-friendly policies.

How to Apply

Please read the job information and send your completed application to jobs@parliament.scot by midday on 24 January 2018.  Applications form Gaelic speakers are welcome. Long term secondments will be considered.

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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