Help us Tackle Poverty in Scotland!

Poverty and inequality are the greatest challenges Scotland faces. The Poverty Alliance is working hard to have policies introduced that can reduce, and ultimately solve, poverty. An opportunity has arisen to join our team and help us achieve our vision of a Scotland without poverty:

Post: Policy and Parliamentary Officer (PPO21)

Salary: £30,814 per annum (pro rata), plus 6% pension, 28 hours per week, 12 months (with likely extension)

We are looking for an experienced Policy and Parliamentary Officer who can help us advocate for policies that will make a real difference to poverty in Scotland.

The post will be responsible for supporting the development of our policy positions across a range of poverty related areas, from employment and social security to participation and public services. We are looking for someone who can build relationships with politicians and policy makers and build support for the changes we want to see.

The successful candidate will join the Alliance's policy and campaigns team and will provide policy input across our activity. They will have experience of working on a policy or public affairs on social justice issues at the national level. They will also have great policy analysis skills and communication skills, and will have used these skills to advocate for change.  Experience of working alongside people with experience of poverty, and with grassroots civil society organisations will be an advantage.

Closing date for applications: 12 noon, Wednesday 7th April 2021

Interviews:  Thursday 15th April 2021

PPO21 Job Description

PPO21 Application Form 

PPO21 Equal Opportunities 

For an informal discussion regarding this post please contact Neil Cowan

To apply for the post please complete and return the application form to CVs will not be accepted.

The Poverty Alliance aims to be an equal opportunities employer.  We welcome applications from any person who can demonstrate that they meet the requirements for the post, and we are happy to discuss flexible working arrangements.  Please note that the Poverty Alliance has a legal duty to ensure those employed have the right to work and remain in the UK, the successful candidate will be required to confirm their eligibility prior to appointment.


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