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Reference: 69676

Date Added: 1 February 2019
Closing Date: 13 February 2019

Job Title: Policy Officer

Working For: Guide Dogs Scotland

Location: Edinburgh

Salary: £26,802 to £28,381 per annum

Job Details

The role:

No one should be left out of life because of sight loss. Imagine a world where being blind or partially sighted is not what defines you. Imagine a world with enough support to make the challenges of sight loss no barrier to fulfilling hopes and dreams. Guide Dogs is working towards that world.

We campaign to break down barriers and end discrimination against people with sight loss.

We are an ambitious and dynamic team seeking an experienced Policy Officer to join us in communicating Guide Dogs’ campaigns to Holyrood and Westminster politicians to bring about legislative change.

MUST-HAVES

To be successful in this role, you should have:

• Ability to communicate effectively with politicians, organise events in parliament and at party conferences, and to manage your time and work load

• Ability to work under pressure with minimal supervision and ability to act upon own initiative

• Experience of developing policy, campaigning and political lobbying

• Knowledge of political systems within Scotland, the UK and EU Parliament

YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES

• Developing and producing policies in support of Guide Dogs political engagement

• Increase awareness and support of our campaigns among policy makers through providing timely, accurate and persuasive briefings, and meeting with decision makers

• Carrying out research and analysis

• Organisation of political events and party conferences

• Briefing internal stakeholders – liaising with campaigners, local teams, and ensuring key internal members of staff are updated with information.

• Supporting the Engagement Manager, Engagement Officers and Communications Officer where required.

Application notes

For more information on this role, the requirements and our benefits package, please visit our website

https://www.guidedogs.org.uk/about-us/careers/

Closing Date: 13 February 2019

Interview/Start Dates

Interview date: Tuesday 5th March 2019, Edinburgh

Application Details

For more information on this role, the requirements and our benefits package, please visit our website

https://www.guidedogs.org.uk/about-us/careers/

Applications can be made using the online application form.

As part of our safer recruitment policy, we do not accept CVs for job applications.

Website: http://www.guidedogs.org.uk

Additional Notes