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Reference: 89062

Date Added: 3 June 2023
Closing Date: 3 July 2023

Job Title: Researcher

Working For: Scottish Conservative Pool

Location: Edinburgh

Salary: £28,072 - £33,062

Length of Contract: Permanent

Job Details

This role will provide research, briefing and analysis for the Scottish Conservative Parliamentary Group. This is an exciting time to work in Scottish politics and the successful candidate will play a crucial role in supporting the Scottish Conservative Parliamentary Group to scrutinise and hold the Scottish Government to account.

The Role

Responsibilities include:

  • Gathering and distributing valuable data that supports the Group’s activities
  • Keeping your knowledge of policy areas and national issues up-to-date
  • Carrying out research projects
  • Obtaining and compiling relevant research documents from external bodies
  • Preparing and delivering regular briefings and updates
  • Analysing, evaluating and interpreting data and statistics

Depending on experience and skills of the successful candidate, particularly if you have considerable experience of parliamentary process and/or campaigns, we may ask you to perform the additional duties below:

  • Engaging with the wider research community to ensure the Group has access to accurate and contemporary data
  • Collaborating with colleagues from different services areas across the Parliament
  • Liaising with various external groups e.g. think-tanks, NGOs, other elected representatives
  • Developing effective relationships with counterparts in other UK legislatures and wider research community
  • Overseeing the Group research needs and project plans
  • Leading on project work
  • Overseeing new areas and methods of research
  • Peer-reviewing validity and quality of work to ensure accuracy

About You:

• A quick learner with multitasking skills
• An effective problem solver able to work to set deadlines
• Analytical and critical thinking skills
• Expertise to produce accurate and influential work
• Excellent communications skills,
• An effective team worker
• Excellent written, verbal and IT skills

• A strong interest in Scottish politics
• A commitment to supporting the Scottish Conservative Research team in their values and aspirations

Closing Date: 3 July 2023

Interview/Start Dates

Interviews will be after the 3rd July 2023. We may interview before the closing date if a suitable candidate is identified.

The start date will depend on the availability of the successful candidate.

Application Details

For any questions about the role please contact ross.oxburgh@parliament.scot

To apply, please send your CV and a supporting statement as one document to ross.oxburgh@parliament.scot. Your CV should be no more than two sides of A4. Your supporting statement should outline how you meet the requirements detailed above for this role and should be no longer than one side of A4. Applications that do not include a supporting statement may not be considered.

Website: https://www.scottishconservatives.com/

Additional Notes