From tackling the climate emergency to building a fairer economy and making the case for
Scotland’s place in Europe, the Green Group of MSPs in the Scottish Parliament are leading
the change. These are rewarding roles that will put you at the heart delivering our vision of a
fairer, greener Scotland.

Researcher - Andy Wightman MSP

Support Andy Wightman in his Parliamentary duties with a particular focus on Local Government, economy, land reform, housing, planning and communities. This is an exciting opportunity for the right person to work in the office of an MSP and to experience the rewards and challenges that come with this unique role at a time of unprecedented political interest. 
 
Salary:
£26,000 to max £30,727 depending on experience and skills (full time equivalent based on 37hrs per week)
Hours: 5 days per week. Specific working hours may be subject to negotiation with the successful candidate. There must be a willingness to have flexibility in working hours during periods when Parliament is sitting  
Holidays: 30 days per year plus 10.5 public holidays 
Pension: A 10% contribution to a private pension plan is offered by the Scottish Parliament 

How to apply:
Please submit a CV plus covering statement in PDF format outlining how you meet the job specification to Andy Wightman MSP, Room MG.20, Scottish Parliament, Holyrood, Edinburgh, EH99 1SP or by email to andy.wightman.msp@parliament.scot with RESEARCHER in the subject line.

Closing Date for applications: Friday 27 September 2019 at 1800
Interviews will be held on 14 October 2019

Full Details: Researcher - Andy Wightman.pdf

Researcher - Patrick Harvie MSP

Working as part of the team supporting Patrick Harvie MSP’s work in Parliament, this role will involve preparing for parliamentary business, with a particular focus on his responsibilities as Co-Leader, and the Finance and Constitution portfolios. You will provide policy research, analysis and advice. You will work with the rest of the Green Group and its staff team, and maintain contacts with relevant organisations.

This is a unique and exciting opportunity for a passionate, proactive individual with some experience working in campaigns or policy, knowledge of parliamentary processes and the Scottish political landscape, and the ability to bring creativity to the job. 

Location: Scottish Parliament, Edinburgh
Salary: £26,000 – £30,727 p.a. depending on experience, with the possibility of progression (pro rata, full time equivalent based on 37 hours per week)
Hours: 22.2 hours per week (flexible working hours; Tue-Thu preferred, but subject to negotiation)
Reporting to: Patrick Harvie MSP
Holidays: 30 days leave plus 10.5 public holidays (pro-rata)
Pension: 10% contributions from the Scottish Parliament to a stakeholder pension
Application deadline: 12:00 Friday 27 September 2019

To apply
Please email a cover letter and CV to Gordon.Crawford@Parliament.scot by 12:00 Friday 27 September. You should ensure you demonstrate how you meet the person specification in your application.

Full Details: Researcher - Patrick Harvie.pdf

Regional Assistant - Patrick Harvie MSP

Working as part of the local team that supports the work of Patrick Harvie MSP, you will provide full administrative support including managing all aspects of the diary, drafting documents, filing, taking enquiries from constituents and stakeholders, replying to correspondence and providing support for meetings and appointments for Patrick Harvie MSP. 

This is a unique and exciting opportunity for a passionate, well-organised individual with some experience of working in an office environment, in ideally a public-facing role or in local campaigning. Knowledge of Scottish and Glasgow politics is useful, but not as important as enthusiasm and the ability to develop this knowledge in the job. The job may involve periods of working alone, as well as with the rest of the team.

Location: Patrick Harvie MSP’s regional office, Finnieston, Glasgow
Salary: £23,180 (pro rata, full time equivalent based on 37 hours per week)
Hours: 22.2 hours per week (flexible working hours; Tue-Fri preferred, but subject to negotiation)
Reporting to: Regional Co-Ordinator
Holidays: 30 days leave plus 10.5 public holidays (pro-rata)
Pension: 10% contributions from the Scottish Parliament to a stakeholder pension
Application deadline: 12:00 Friday 27 September 2019

To apply
Please email a cover letter and CV to Gordon.Crawford@Parliament.scot by 12:00 Friday 27 September with REGIONAL ASSISTANT in the subject line. You should ensure you demonstrate how you meet the person specification in your application.

Full Details: Regional Assistant - Patrick Harvie MSP.pdf

Policy Officer - Green MSP Group

Working as part of the central pool team that supports the work of the six Green MSPs, you will provide the Group with business management services, ensuring speakers are allocated and parliamentary deadlines are met, whilst providing top rate policy research, analysis and advice. That will mean writing policy briefings. You will also support our Co-Leaders, Alison Johnstone MSP and Patrick Harvie MSP, in ensuring that their FMQ slots are used to maximum impact.

This is a unique and exciting opportunity for a passionate, well-organised individual with some experience working in campaigns or policy and excellent analytical and communication skills. Knowledge of parliamentary processes is useful, but not essential as long as you can demonstrate an enthusiasm and ability to develop this knowledge in the job.

Location: Scottish Parliament, Edinburgh
Salary: £26,000 – £30,727 p.a. depending on experience, with the possibility of progression
Hours: Full time (37 hours per week)
Reporting to: Director of Political Strategy
Holidays: 30 days leave plus 10.5 public holidays
Pension: 10% contributions from the Scottish Parliament to a stakeholder pension
Application deadline: 12:00 Friday 27 September 2019

To apply
Please email a cover letter and CV to Gordon.Crawford@Parliament.scot by 12:00 Friday 27 September with POLICY OFFICER in the subject line. You should ensure you demonstrate how you meet the person specification in your application.

Full details: Policy Officer - Green MSP Group.pdf