Vacancy: Parliamentary Office Assistant (P/T), Edinburgh

 

 

PART TIME PARLIAMENTARY OFFICE ASSISTANT

Jean Urquhart MSP requires a part time Assistant to work 3 days a week in her Parliamentary Office in Edinburgh.

Direct relevant experience of administrative office work is preferred as is a working knowledge of Scottish politics and the Scottish Parliament.  You will be expected to use your own initiative as well as working as part of a team.

Other key skills include:

  • Knowledge, understanding and experience the issues affecting the Highlands and Islands
  • Knowledge and understanding of the Scottish political scene
  • Effective communication skills both written and verbal
  • Effective organisational skills
  • Effective administrative skills
  • Excellent standard of administrative skills with a demonstrable working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications, such as Word, Excel, Access and Outlook at an advanced level
  • Sound problem-solving, attention to detail with the ability to exercise sound judgement and initiative, often within a tight timescales
  • An understanding of the Parliament’s structures and processes
  • The ability to form and maintain effective working relationships with internal and external stakeholders
  • Ability to work under pressure and maintain confidentiality
  • Flexible approach, with the ability to work unsupervised whilst working as part of a small team

For further information, including a full job description, please contact Gary Cocker at gary.cocker@scottish.parliament.uk or on 0131 348 5054.

Applicants should submit a detailed CV and covering letter showing how they meet the requirements above by 5pm on Monday 18th March either to the e-mail address above or to

Gary Cocker, Parliamentary Manager, Room M3.20, Scottish Parliament, Edinburgh, EH99 1SP

Interviews will be held in Edinburgh on Wednesday 27th March.

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