Wednesday, 18 January 2017

Job Opportunity: Senior Analyst, Scottish Parliament Information Centre (SPICe) [Deadline 06/02/17]

This is a full time position although applications from those seeking alternative working patterns are welcomed. This post may also be suitable for a secondment (subject to the donor organisation’s agreement). Read original job ad here.

Salary Range: £41,236 to £50,141

Location: Holyrood, Edinburgh

The Scottish Parliament exists to define, debate, decide and legislate on issues of importance to the people of Scotland. The Parliament scrutinises the work of the Scottish Government and is answerable to the people of Scotland.

The Scottish Parliament Information Centre (SPICe) provides research, information and documentation services to the Parliament. Within SPICe, a team of 27 researchers working within three research units provide expert information and briefing to MSPs, their staff, parliamentary committees and to the staff of the Parliament in relation to their parliamentary duties. This work includes responding to enquiries, providing briefing on bills and on committee inquiries.

Based in the Financial Scrutiny Unit of SPICe you will provide support to ensure that there is statistical and analytical rigour in SPICe outputs, and you will undertake impartial economic and financial analysis.

You will be an enthusiastic, highly motivated individual with substantial knowledge and experience in statistical analysis relating to public policy, along with an understanding of economics and finance, including economic modelling. You will have knowledge of analytical methods, enquiry handling, excellent communication skills, a flexible approach to work and the ability to work efficiently under time pressure. A degree or professional qualification in a relevant subject is desirable, and you will be able to demonstrate considerable work-related experience in an economic and financial context.

How to Apply

Read the job information and complete the application form.  Alternatively email or write to the Scottish Parliament, Human resources Office, Edinburgh, EH99 1SP.  Applications from Gaelic speakers are welcome.

The closing date for applications is 5pm on Monday 6 February 2017.

The Scottish Parliament is committed to achieving a diverse workforce which reflects our diverse communities and we welcome applications from all. We are an autism friendly building, have supportive family friendly policies, a room for prayer or reflection, and staff groups which support diversity in the workforce. We offer excellent benefits with great opportunities to work flexibly during your working week, generous holidays (40.5 days’ leave including public holidays) and the opportunity to join the Civil Service pension arrangement.

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