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Reference: 90828

Date Added: 14 November 2023
Closing Date: 29 November 2023

Job Title: Head of Advocacy

Working For: Shelter Scotland

Location: Internet

Salary: £55,778

Length of Contract: Permanent

Job Details

Do you have a proven track record of devising, managing and leading successful campaigns to influence Scottish or UK political institutions plus good people management skills? Then join Shelter Scotland as Head of Advocacy and you could soon be leading the team that produces compelling, outcome focused influencing programmes for change that have lived experience and anti-racism at their heart.

You’ll have overall management and operational responsibility for our Policy Advocacy and Supporter Engagement Teams which will involve line managing and supporting the development of three direct reports, as well as other team members as required. You’ll also get to work closely with the Assistant Director of Communications and Advocacy to set the strategic policy agenda, direction and development for the team. Managing, coordinating and overseeing all outputs from the team and ensuring insight gained from service users, client data trends and expert research, analysis and policy development shape our strategic policy agenda will be key, as will ensuring we are fully GDPR compliant. And, when it comes to deputising for Head of C&P when required on key campaigns and policy matters or acting as a spokesperson for Shelter Scotland’s key issues to the media, key stakeholders and formal institutions, again, we’ll rely on you.

To succeed, you’ll need a senior level understanding of Scotland’s political and public policy scenes, including a detailed working knowledge of the Scottish Government, Scottish Parliament and Committee processes. You’ll also need to be knowledgeable about how public policy is made, influenced and shaped. Experience of managing externally funded projects and having budgeting and financial accountability for project deliverables is also required, as is project management experience - especially in a research, political or policy environment. Crucially, you’re used to managing and motivating a diverse team with wide-ranging skill sets and relish the opportunity to champion and drive our future output.

Closing Date: 29 November 2023

Interview/Start Dates

Application Details

To apply please visit https://my.corehr.com/pls/shlrecruit/erq_jobspec_version_4.display_form?p_company=1&p_internal_external=E&p_display_in_irish=N&p_process_type=&p_applicant_no=&p_form_profile_detail=&p_display_apply_ind=Y&p_refresh_search=Y&p_recruitment_id=052249 

Website: https://scotland.shelter.org.uk/

Additional Notes

16/11/2023 - Salary amended to £55,778