Clerk Team Leader

Clerk Team Leader
Salary: £53,196 to £66,654
Working pattern:  This is a full-time post.  Our normal working week is 37 hours but we currently operate a wide variety of work patterns successfully balancing lifestyle choices with business requirements.  All requests for part time or flexible working hours will be seriously considered.
Location: Holyrood, Edinburgh
Closing date: midnight, Sunday 28 April 2019
Interviews: Scheduled to take place during week commencing 27 May 2019

Do you have a deep interest in the workings of the Scottish Parliament and good working knowledge of the political and parliamentary landscape?

Can your skills, abilities, strengths and experience help the Scottish Parliament to achieve its vision of “making a positive difference to the lives of the people of Scotland”?
If this is you, and working for an organisation which values Stewardship, Excellence, Respect and Inclusiveness interests you then you could be the person we are looking for.
As a clerk team leader, this senior role requires an in-depth understanding of the Parliament and the political context.  In addition, you must be an effective leader who supports and develops staff and is a role model for the Parliament’s values. 

You will be accountable for the performance and delivery of a team or teams in either the Committee or Chamber office of the Parliament.  You must have experience of operating effectively in a high pressure, visible, politicised environment; being able to act impartially, exercising sound judgement and to accurately interpret and apply rules and procedures.
As a team leader in areas that are core to achievement of the Parliament’s goals you will be required to set a strategic direction and take key decisions, taking into account specialist advice, parliamentary considerations and wider organisational priorities.  

In your wider leadership role, you will contribute to and support projects and continuous improvement initiatives set through each annual delivery plan both for both the Parliament and the individual office.

How to apply

If you possess the experience required for this role and are looking for a new challenge and the opportunity to join Scotland’s Parliament, we’d love to hear from you. 

For full information on the post, the range of duties involved and how to apply, please check out the relevant job information in the recruitment pack.   Applications from Gaelic speakers are welcome. Cuirear fàilte air tagraidhean bho luchd-labhairt na Gàidhlig.

Closing date for applications: midnight Sunday 28 April 2019

Our Benefits
In addition to your salary, you’ll be entitled to a great pension scheme with employer contributions of 20.9%. We also offer excellent benefits such as Healthy Living Scheme, and Season Travel Ticket Loans, along with the opportunity to work flexibly during your working week for e.g. compressed hours or home working, as well as generous holidays (41.5 days’ leave including public holidays).

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 particularly welcome applications from female and black and ethnic minorities (BAME) candidates who are under-represented at this level.  All appointments will be made on merit.

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How to Apply

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Diversity and Inclusion

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Job Information

Recruitment Pack (PDF, 3339KB)

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