Parliamentary Officer

A full time vacancy as described below has arisen in the Scottish Government EU Office.

The Scottish Government EU Office assists Scottish Ministers and their officials in carrying out their EU related business and works closely with the UK’s Permanent Representation to the EU.

Main Role

  • Following the work of the European Parliament, particularly in relation the Scottish Government’s EU priorities;
  • Attending European Parliamentary meetings and providing reports for Scottish Ministers and officials;
  • Building and maintaining positive links with MEPs and Parliamentary stakeholders;
  • Supporting official and Ministerial visits to the European Parliament, including meetings with MEPs and Parliamentary staff;
  • Working closely with UKRep’s Parliamentary section;
  • Supporting the Scottish Governments EU Office’s work in raising Scotland’s profile in Europe.

Essential Competences Required:

  • Changing and Improving: Knowledge of the EU and particularly of the European Parliament and of Scotland, particularly current affairs in order to be more responsive, innovative and seek out opportunities to create effective change;
  • Leading and Communicating: Ability to communicate with clarity, conviction and enthusiasm. Confident in communicating with people at all levels. Good drafting and report writing skills. Fluent written & spoken English;
  • Collaborating and Partnering: Create and maintain positive, professional and trusting working relationships with a wide range of stakeholders. Ability to work with others in a team;
  • Managing a Quality Service: Includes being able to effectively plan, organise and manage their time and activities to deliver a high quality and efficient services;
  • Delivering at Pace: Focusing on delivering timely performance with energy and taking responsibility and accountability for quality outcomes.


  • Operational level written and spoken French (other European languages are an advantage).

This position will be filled on a fixed term contract.Gross monthly salary: €2286.10 Applications with a full CV in English should be sent to Recruitment Officer, CSB, Avenue d’Auderghem 10, 1040 Brussels ( by 30th April.It is intended that interviews will be held during May with a view to the successful applicant starting work before the summer, subject to administrative processes. Only applicants called for interview will be contacted. Applicants must be legally entitled to work in Belgium.