Senior Researcher (Foreign Affairs, Defence and International Trade)

Scottish National Party
  • Location
    London, United Kingdom
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Mid Career
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  • Posted
    Mar 27

Position description

Salary: £35,454 PA


Based in Westminster the Senior Researcher will be operating in a fast-paced environment at the heart of SNP Westminster Group. The successful candidate will play an important role in maintaining the smooth running of the work of the third largest party in the House of Commons.

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate excellent organisational, administrative and communications skills. The organisational capacity to process large volumes of information and requests quickly and accurately is essential.

Political awareness and judgement and knowledge of the SNP’s aims and objectives would be strongly advantageous.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Writing research proposals and commissioning research projects;
  • Coordinating and managing commissioned projects;
  • Undertaking high level research e.g. engagement with stakeholders, high level diplomatic engagement;
  • Liaising on press stories and press enquiries;
  • Writing briefings and questions for day to day Parliamentary business;
  • Assisting Members in scrutinising legislation and drafting amendments;
  • Any other tasks required for the daily operating of the research office.


  • Masters level qualification and coursework in International Affairs would be highly desirable;
  • Previous work experience, ideally in Parliament or an international institution is preferred;
  • Ability and proven experience in international political engagement and compilation of qualitative research briefings;
  • Ability to research various policy practices;
  • Self-starter with excellent personal time management skills.

Application instructions

Applicants should send a tailored CV with cover letter, explaining their suitability for the position to [email protected] by Monday 16th April 2018, 12pm. Applicants should put “Senior Researcher (Foreign Affairs, Defence and International Trade)” in the title of the email. Late applications will not be accepted.

Closing date: Monday 16th April by 12pm

Interviews: Thursday 26th and Friday 27th April 2018

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