Operations and Events Officer – Independence Unit

Team: Independence Unit

Location: Remote with the option of working from the Edinburgh office once appropriate. Some travel within Scotland may be required from time to time.

Salary Range: £25,500 – £28,500 DOE

Working Pattern: Full time (35 hours per week)

Role Summary:

Reporting to the Head of Events and Engagement, the Operations and Events Officer will play a key role in supporting and developing the production and delivery of all events and projects of the SNP Independence Unit, whilst engaging with a variety of internal and external stakeholders.

This role will also provide a wide range of administrative and logistical support to SNP Headquarters staff and National Office Bearers, as required.

The successful applicant will be self-motivated and have the ability to work effectively within a small team.

Key Responsibilities: 

  • To work on the development and delivery of the campaign for Scottish Independence
  • To provide support to the Head of Events and Engagement in the design, planning and project management of existing and new events
  • To fully manage allocated activities including planning milestones and ensuring their completion – identifying the requirements of the task at hand and deciding how best to meet them
  • To contribute to the discovery of new initiatives for events and campaigns to increase engagement
  • To respond quickly and positively to internal and external enquiries, resolve them effectively and courteously, and in a timely manner.
  • To contribute to the maintenance of accurate records and data
  • To undertake other work as may be determined, up to or on a level commensurate with the main responsibility of the post

This is not to be viewed as an exhaustive list of duties, rather, the key elements of the expected workload of the Operations and Events Officer.

Person Specification:

  • Enthusiastic about Scottish Independence and excited about the campaign to achieve it
  • Good knowledge of current affairs and the political environment in Scotland and across the UK
  • Experience of campaigning and/or in the logistics of campaigns
  • Knowledge or experience of event management
  • Ability to manage time effectively and prioritise tasks
  • Able to work independently exercising initiative, resolve and good judgement to solve daily issues, seeking advice on more complex problems as they arise
  • Keen to perform duties with a high attention to detail
  • Excellent self-presentation, interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Able to communicate appropriately and successfully with a range of stakeholders, with a friendly disposition and an outgoing personality
  • Aware of accessibility measures and supportive of their implementation
  • Flexible with the ability to adapt to changing situations
  • Willing to undertake out of hours working when required
  • Confident working with general office IT systems (Outlook, Word, Excel, etc.) All training on other relevant systems will be provided.
  • Keen to continuously develop and keep skills and knowledge up to date, and share knowledge and experience with others


  • 37 paid days of annual leave per annum
  • 10 percent employer pension contribution
  • Paid overtime

Application Details: Please send your CV and covering letter demonstrating how you meet the person specification in order to be able to fulfill the key responsibility of this role to susan.ruddick@snp.org

Closing Date: Applications will close at 17h00 on 4 February 2022.

Interviews will be held via Zoom. Both successful and unsuccessful applicants will be informed as soon as a decision is made.