Senior Researcher (Financial Scrutiny Unit)

Role: Senior Researcher (Permanent)
Salary: £44,107 - £54,260 per annum
Working pattern: This is a full-time post; however, we are happy to talk about flexible working
Location: Holyrood, Edinburgh
Closing Date: To be considered for this role, you will need to submit your application by midnight on Sunday 15 March

The Scottish Parliament Information Centre (SPICe) supports the scrutiny and legislative functions of the Parliament by providing impartial, accurate and timely information and briefings to Members of the Scottish Parliament, their staff, and Parliamentary staff. It comprises a research and information service. SPICe forms part of the Research, Communications and Public Engagement Group and is led by three joint office heads.

This post is based within the Financial Scrutiny Unit (a team of seven including this one), and is involved in answering enquiries on public finance, economics and/or local government issues.  The role also involves preparing committee briefings and analysis to help MSPs scrutinise the spending and tax plans of the Scottish Government.

We are looking for an experienced Researcher with detailed knowledge of at least one of the subject areas covered by the Financial Scrutiny Unit – public finance, economics and local government.  You’ll be an excellent communicator who is able to produce comprehensive briefings with brevity, accuracy and impartiality, and have a commitment to producing high quality research and analysis.

You will work with a wide range of people across the organisation and must have well developed interpersonal skills and the ability to work collaboratively and to develop strong internal and external relationships.

For full information about the role and to apply, please click here.



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