Hebrides  News

Contact newsdesk on:  info@hebridesnews.co.uk

 Local Services     

Classified adverts   I   Jobs                                

To advertise a vacancy in this section e-mail your advert to  


Adverts for each vacancy are only £25 for two weeks

or £35 for a month. Unlimited text.

Discounted rates available for multiple vacancies



Parliamentary Assistant


Rhoda Grant MSP and David Stewart MSP (Highlands & Islands Region)


Parliamentary Administrative Assistant


The post of Parliamentary Administrative Assistant is an interesting and varied appointment based in our regional office in Stornoway.


The post holder will be the first point of contact with local constituents and will be required to have good communication skills. The successful candidate will be expected to obtain basic information in relation to casework arising out of issues/concerns raised by constituents, conduct basic research and then forward the material to the Parliamentary manager/Parliamentary assistants for progression.


The ideal applicant will be well organised, flexible, self-motivated, a good team player and able to work on their own initiative.


They will have demonstrable basic research skills along with strong written and oral communication skills.


Some knowledge and understanding of the Scottish media is desirable along with some experience of working with journalists.


They will need an awareness of the Scottish political scene, be IT literate and have experience of new media, including website content management.


Salary will be £16,800 per annum (pro rata) rising by two increments to £20,650.


Hours are 17.5 per week.


Holiday entitlement is 30 days per annum (pro rata).


Closing date is 5pm on Monday 13 February 2017.


Successful candidates will be interviewed on Friday  3 March 2017.


Unsuccessful candidates will be notified.


To apply, send a copy of your CV, along with a single A4 page supporting statement, demonstrating how you meet the requirements set out above to David Stewart MSP at david.stewart.msp@parliament.scot or to: David Stewart MSP, PO BOX 5717 Inverness, IV1 1YT.


Informal queries may be directed to David Stewart MSP or the manager, Douglas Mackenzie at the above address. Telephone contact 01463 716299.


As an employer we are committed to promoting equality of opportunity and treatment and to eliminating unfair discrimination in our employment practices.


Person Specification Job Title – Parliamentary Administration Assistant


Responsibilities will include: