Parliamentary Counsel – Parliamentary Counsel Office

Salary £46,889 - £57,503

Parliamentary Counsel Office (PCO) are the Scottish Government’s legislative drafting office, based in Edinburgh. PCO are proud to help shape the law of Scotland by drafting law which supports the Scottish Government’s Purpose, helps achieve the National Outcomes and secures the reputations of the Scottish Government and the Scottish Parliament for making high quality legislation which serves the people of Scotland well.

You will work as part of team to draft Bills for the Scottish Government and advise on parliamentary handling and procedures and will contribute to maintaining and enhancing PCO’s position as Scotland’s Centre of Legislative Excellence.

This is an excellent opportunity for solicitors and advocates, or others with legal qualifications. You should be able to demonstrate excellent analytical and communication skills, the ability to think creatively and find solutions to complex legal issues, a commitment to quality and resilience under pressure.

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Closing date: 6th November 2018