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The Scottish Youth Parliament is the democratically elected voice of Scotland’s young people. Our key responsibility is to campaign on the issues which matter most to Scotland’s young people, ensuring young Scots are listened to by Scotland’s leaders. 

In March 2015, the Scottish Youth Parliament held elections across all 32 Local Authorities.  Over a two week election period a total of 70,000 young people voted – enough to fill Scotland’s biggest stadium Murrayfield, electing 142 Members of the Scottish Youth Parliament (MSYPs).

These new MSYPs will now represent Scotland’s young people until 2017, over one of the most fascinating times to be involved in political life in Scotland.  If you want to join a passionate, committed and ambitious organisation based in Edinburgh then take a look below and see if there is a role for you!

 

Current vacancies

 

We are currently hiring for two exciting positions, both based in our Edinburgh Office. The closing date for both is Friday 7th August at 17:00.

 

Communications Officer

We are seeking a Communications Officer to lead on all external and internal communications.

Ensuring we’re communicating effectively with a wide variety of audiences, including members, stakeholders, and the media, will be the primary function of this role, as well as making sure our internal communication is of an exceptional standard. The successful candidate will have passion for communication, and be able to demonstrate creativity, attention to detail, and commitment to delivering work of the highest standard.

This is a full-time permanent position, with a salary of £20,000.

Download the full job description here.

Download our equal opportunities monitoring form here.

To apply for this role, please send a cover letter and CV to Jamie Dunlop, Deputy Chief Executive, at Jamie.d@syp.org.uk. Please also complete and return our equal opportunities monitoring form.

The closing date for this post is 17:00 on Friday 7th August 2015. 

 

Administration and Public Affairs Assistant

We are seeking an Administration and Public Affairs Assistant to support and contribute to the work of SYP.

The successful candidate will be responsible for providing administrative support across the organisation. Part of this role will involve assisting with SYP’s policy and public affairs work, which is a great opportunity for a candidate with an interest in this area to further develop their skills.

This is a part-time (20 hours per week) permanent position, with a salary of £18,000 (Pro rata).

Download the full job description here.

Download our equal opportunities monitoring form here.

To apply for this role please send a cover letter and CV to Jamie Dunlop, Deputy Chief Executive, at Jamie.d@syp.org.uk. Please also complete and return our equal opportunities monitoring form.

The closing date for this post is 17:00 on Friday 7th August 2015.