New Vacancies: Senior Assistant Clerks

Ref: 620190
Salary range: £42,066 to £52,679 per annum
Location: Holyrood, Edinburgh
Closing date: 5pm on 21 January 2019
Working Pattern: We are recruiting for permanent and fixed term vacancies (until 31 March 2021). Our normal working week is 37 hours but we currently operate a wide variety of work patterns within the Committee and Chamber teams, successfully balancing lifestyle choices with business requirements. All requests for part time or flexible working hours will be seriously considered.
Interviews: week commencing 18 February 2019

Want to work in one of the most influential places in Scotland? Now is your chance!

We are looking for an enthusiastic multi-tasker to work within our Committee or Chamber Office as a Senior Assistant Clerk.  Working as part of a team in which you will play a key role in supporting the Members of the Scottish Parliament in inquiring into and debating issues of importance to the people of Scotland, in holding the Scottish Government to account and in deciding on new laws.

You will be civic minded with an awareness of Scotland’s political machinery, topical issues and current affairs.  With exceptional communication and interpersonal skills, you will have the ability to communicate complex information effectively and build and maintain a range of relationships, both within and outwith the Parliament.  You will also have effective leadership skills with the ability to manage and motivate staff. In addition you will have excellent problem solving and organisational skills in order to manage competing priorities to meet tight deadlines, as well as being able to devise long term plans and strategies.

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.

For full information on the post and how to apply please see the Job Information attached.
Your completed application should be sent to by 5pm on 21 January 2019. 
NB:  Please note that this Application form was updated on 17 January so please ensure you have completed the correct form before submitting.

Applications from Gaelic speakers are also welcome.  Cuirear fàilte air tagraidhean bho luchd-labhairt na Gàidhlig.

We are committed to building a workforce which reflects the diversity of the people of Scotland.  We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer that values and respects the people who work for us.  We seek to ensure all job applications are treated fairly, with respect and without bias.  We positively encourage applications from suitably experienced candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.  We welcome applications from female and black and ethnic minorities (BME) candidates who are under-represented at this level. 

All appointments will be made on merit.

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