Legal Services: Brexit & Strategic Development Team Leader

Contract Type
Practice Area
European / International Law
Holyrood, Edinburgh
0-2 yrs, 3 -4 yrs, 5+ yrs
Expiry Date
This vacancy is a key role with the Scottish Parliament and the Parliament’s staff group – the Scottish Parliamentary Service (SPS).

Job Description

Working Pattern: This is a permanent full time post.  Our normal working week is 37 hours but we currently operate a wide variety of work patterns within the legal services team successfully balancing lifestyle choices with business requirements.  All requests for part time or flexible working hours will be seriously considered

Salary Range: £52,152 to £64,712 (If you are successful you will be appointed to a salary of £57,801)

As a member of the Parliament’s Legal Services Team, the post will support one of our key strategic priorities by ensuring that the Parliament has the networks, resources and plans in place to scrutinise the process of the United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the European Union effectively. It offers a unique opportunity to work outwith Government but nonetheless at the heart of Scottish political life.

We are looking for an exceptional solicitor qualified to practise in Scotland, with experience of delivering a high quality legal service in the political sphere and a track record of effective team working.  As well as the opportunity to support and enhance the legislative process through effective scrutiny, this post offers experience of delivering wider strategic objectives, enabling you to develop beyond your legal skillset. Opportunities may also arise for you to broaden your skills and experience as part of wider business or project roles within the SPS.

Reporting directly to Judith Morrison (Solicitor to the Scottish Parliament), and as a member of her management team, you will play an important role in taking forward the Parliament’s response to this challenge. The precise nature of the role is likely to develop as the impact of the UK’s withdrawal from the EU evolves and crystallises.

If the challenge of this role excites you and you think you have the skills and experience to fill the role, we very much look forward to hearing from you.

We offer a great range of benefits including 41.5 days of leave (including public holidays), the opportunity to join the Civil Service pension arrangements, flexible working arrangements and family-friendly policies.

For full information on the post, the range of duties involved and how to apply please click the 'Apply' button below.

The closing date for applications is 5pm on 21 February 2018



The Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body is committed to promoting equality of opportunity and treatment and to eliminating unfair discrimination in its employment practices. We are committed to building a diverse and representative workforce and we particularly welcome applications from disabled people and members of the black and minority ethnic communities.