Part-time Head of Group - Senior Leadership Role, 3 days/wk

Holyrood, Edinburgh
£65,671 to £79,550 (pro rata £39,403 to £47,730) per annum
21 Feb 2018
14 Mar 2018
Contract Type

Part-time Head of Group - Senior Leadership Role, 3 days/wk

Twenty years on from the creation of the Scottish Parliament we are looking for our new part time leadership colleague to join us during a period of significant change.

Accountable to the Clerk/Chief Executive, you will be working in a national political context, which is highly scrutinised by the media and public. You will help us to define, shape and deliver our strategic plan, influence policy and decision-making at operational and strategic level and provide advice to the Parliament’s parliamentarians and officials. 

With operational accountability for 3 business areas, totalling around 100 full-time equivalent employees, you will also lead a significant change programme. You will reinforce our workplace culture and values and collaboratively manage change, risk and opportunity to deliver our priorities in the context of the Parliament’s quality, financial and other performance and governance targets.  

An exceptional leader, with significant senior management and leadership experience, you will have a track record of delivery in a high profile, complex organisation. You will be able to show that you can conceptualise the need for change and transformation and to lead others effectively from current to future state. Building networks at all levels, internally and externally, to shape and influence strategic decision-making across the organisation will be a key skill. 

We are committed to agile working and currently operate a wide variety of work patterns and arrangements across the parliamentary service. The creation of this, our first part-time leadership role, underscores our commitment to diversity and flexible working at the most senior levels of our organisation. We will be pleased to consider applications from candidates wishing to work flexibly and all requests will be seriously considered.

If you have the leadership skills and experience to fill the role, please go to our website for the full recruitment pack.

Closing date for applications: Wednesday 14 March 2018.

We are committed to building a workforce which reflects the diversity of the people of Scotland. We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer that values and respects the people who work for us. We seek to ensure all job applications are treated fairly, with respect and without bias. We positively encourage applications from suitably experienced candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity. We particularly welcome applications from female and black and ethnic minorities (BME) candidates who are under-represented at this level. All appointments will be made on merit.

To apply please visit our site via the 'Apply' Button.