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Reference: 88124

Date Added: 16 March 2023
Closing Date: 30 March 2023

Job Title: Parliamentary Assistant

Working For: Alexander Burnett MSP (Aberdeenshire West)

Location: Aberdeenshire

Salary: £28,000 - £31,000 pro rata

Length of Contract: Permanent

Job Details

Location: Huntly Local Office (Hybrid)
Hours: Part-time (around 18.5 hours a week but this is flexible)

Job outline
• Assisting the Member and the team in running local campaigns on constituency issues.
• Assisting with research relevant to the Member’s committee and constituency.
• Arranging briefing papers and speeches.
• Assist in writing external communications.
• Communicating with Government departments, local councils and other organisations and parliamentary officials.
• Performing casework-related research and corresponding with constituents and local campaign groups.
• Drafting briefings to update constituents and the Member on key issues.

Skills required
• Have excellent written and verbal communication skills with accurate attention to detail.
• Have a flexible and adaptable approach, being able to use good judgement on own initiative.
• Be well organised with the ability to prioritise competing workloads to meet the demands of a busy office.
• Ability to work independently and be a team player; enthusiastic and reliable.
• IT skills, including Microsoft Office.

Working for a Member of the Scottish Parliament (MSP)
MSPs are employers in their own right. Under their employment, you will become part of a team supporting them in carrying out their duties. You'll work in a dynamic and fast paced environment to provide an outstanding service for constituents.

Closing Date: 30 March 2023

Interview/Start Dates

Interview Dates: Subject to the candidates’ availability
Start Date: To be negotiated by arrangement

Application Details

Application Details: Please send CV and covering letter to Robyn Fairley robyn.fairley@parliament.scot 
For further information on the position please contact 0131 348 5642.

Website: http://alexanderburnett.com

Additional Notes