Parliamentary Assistant (Maternity Leave Cover)

John Wilson MSP is recruiting a Parliamentary Assistant (Maternity Leave Cover).

Location: Scottish Parliament & Regional Office as required

Hours: 35 Hours per week, Monday to Friday, with evening and weekend work as required.

Salary: £19,500 (pro rata)

Holidays: 28 Days plus public holidays

Start Date: Maternity Leave Cover (June 2012 – June 2013)

Main Duties:

  • Deal with day to day correspondence and office enquiries via telephone/mail/email
  • Liaise and Correspond with constituents
  • Maintain MSP diary
  • Liaise with Local Authorities in Central Scotland, other MSPs, central and local Government agencies to resolve problems on behalf of constituents
  • Design and prepare newsletters (mail and electronic versions) and parliamentary reports
  • Design and prepare consultations and mail outs to constituents on parliamentary issues
  • Monitor local issues and media
  • Provide research and administrative support as required
  • Maintain website

Person Specification:

  • Excellent IT skills
  • Effective team player
  • Organised, well-motivated and able to use initiative
  • Good time management
  • An ability to effectively communicate, both written and orally
  • Strong Political awareness an firm knowledge of Scottish politics and the parliamentary system

Applicants should send a CV and covering letter (including information about how they meet the person specification) to Lesley-Anne Campbell, Scottish Parliament, Room 4.13, EH99 1SP or by email to

 Lesley-Anne [dot] Campbell [at] scottish [dot] parliament [dot] uk

The closing date for receipt of applications is Friday 18th May 2012

Please note that due to the anticipated volume of responses only applicants shortlisted will receive a response.

Application deadline: 
Friday, 18 May, 2012