Solicitors and Assistant Solicitors

Role: Solicitors and Assistant Solicitors 
Salary: Solicitor, £54,961 to £59,740 and Assistant Solicitor, £38,625 to £51,500
Working pattern: These are full-time posts; however, we are happy to talk flexible working
Location: Holyrood, Edinburgh
Closing date: We review applications on a rolling basis, so the sooner you apply, the sooner we can process your application.  However, please note the first assessment day will take place the week commencing 25 November.  To be considered for this you’ll need to submit your application by Friday 8 November. Further assessment days will take place at later dates

About the roles

This is a truly exciting opportunity to join the Parliament as we develop our newly created in-house Legal Services Team.

Our work is complex, varied and takes place against the backdrop of a fast-developing political landscape, where issues of the day are debated under the spotlight of media and public scrutiny.  There’s always plenty of intellectual challenge – the work is high profile and it is highly rewarding to contribute to and influence the Parliament’s vision of making a positive difference to the lives of the people of Scotland. 

The Legal Services team provides a supportive, welcoming environment where everyone’s contributions are valued.

We have opportunities for both Solicitors and Assistant Solicitors. 

About you

We’re looking to recruit experienced solicitors licensed to practise in Scotland or members of the faculty of advocates, to complement our dynamic team of committed and talented solicitors.

We’re looking for exceptional individuals who are motivated by the prospect of contributing to the work of the Parliament and providing a high-quality legal service. You will have an organised and proactive approach to your work and will be an excellent communicator with the ability to develop positive and trusting working relationships. 

Whether you’re looking to progress your career, make your first move in-house or like the idea of using your legal skills to support MSPs in their decision making, we’d love to hear from you.

For full information about each of the roles and how to apply, have a look at the Solicitor and Assistant Solicitor Recruitment packs.

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