This vacancy has now closed

Assistant Clerks (Committee and Chamber Offices)

  • Full time or Part time
  • £35,586 – £44,322
  • Holyrood, Edinburgh
  • Closing 12th December 2021

  • Advertised from 17th November 2021
  • 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


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

We’re looking to expand our pool of Assistant Clerks within the Parliament. This is an excellent opportunity to register with us to be considered for both temporary and permanent opportunities in a key role within the Parliament. We particularly welcome applications from candidates from an ethnic minority background who are under-represented at this level. All appointments will be made on merit.

We are looking for enthusiastic multi-taskers to work within our Committee and Chamber Office as Assistant Clerks. Working in either office you’ll be part of a team in which you’ll 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’ll have an acute awareness of Scotland’s political machinery and interest in topical issues and current affairs. With exceptional communication and interpersonal skills, you’ll have the ability to communicate complex information effectively and build and maintain a range of relationships, both within and outwith the Parliament. You’ll also have effective leadership skills with the ability to manage and motivate staff. In addition, you’ll have excellent problem solving and organisational skills 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.

Application notes

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Closing Date: Midnight 12 December 2021