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Job: Policy and Research Assistant at STAJAC

UKAJI is pleased to pass on information about this job opportunity, which has a closing date of 28 August 2014.

STJACPolicy and Research Assistant

Salary: £23,151 per annum

Duration: 12 months from early October 2014 (fixed term contract)

Hours: Full-time

Location: Edinburgh (although some home working /working at another location may be considered)

Closing date: 28 August 2014

Interview date: 18 September 2014

Applications are invited from law/social science graduates for a paid student placement within the Scottish Government. The successful applicant will work primarily with the Chair of the Scottish Tribunals and Administrative Justice Advisory Committee (STAJAC) as a Policy and Research Assistant. The Committee was established in November 2013 to champion the needs of users across the administrative justice and tribunals system in Scotland.

The Committee also plays a key role in ensuring that there is external scrutiny of the system and that there is a route for any issues affecting devolved administrative justice and tribunals to be identified to Scottish Ministers. This is a crucial time for administrative justice and tribunals in Scotland, and the Committee is providing input into on-going reforms and developments across a range of different areas

For further information on the Committee and its work visit adminjusticescotland.com

The successful applicant will be line managed by the Scottish Government’s Tribunals and Administrative Justice Policy Team. The team has responsibilities across a diverse range of areas relating to tribunal reform and administrative justice in devolved areas.

This is a challenging and exciting post; and presents an excellent opportunity to get involved in a broad range of policy areas; learn about the work of the Committee and the Scottish Government; be involved in the Committee’s work; and in shaping its recommendations.

The work will be diverse, fast moving and exciting. It will be focussed on research, policy support to the Committee and interaction with a wide network of people; including senior internal and external colleagues; and stakeholders across local government, tribunals, administrative justice bodies and other relevant groups.

How to apply

For further information and a copy of the application pack, please contact Alison Carmichael, Scottish Government Tribunals and Administrative Justice Policy Team on 0131 244 1819 or at:



Please return the completed application form and the written exercise by e-mail to: stajac@scotland.gsi.gov.uk


About UK Administrative Justice Institute

Funded by the Nuffield Foundation, we link research, practice & policy on administrative justice in the UK


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