Charity registered in Scotland SC039990
Electrical Safety First has a fantastic opportunity for a Policy and Public Affairs Advisor, based in Scotland, to assist with the delivery of the Charity's policy and public affairs activities in Scotland and Northern Ireland.
We are the UK’s leading electrical safety charity, campaigning on issues ranging from electric vehicles to calling for better regulation of online marketplaces. We work with Government, politicians and stakeholders to develop consumer protection and electrical safety regulation. With the need to meet net zero, electricity is clearly set to become an even more important part of our lives, and we have a significant role to play in ensuring that this increased reliance does not come at the expense of consumer safety.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Electrical Safety First is the UK’s leading charity on electrical safety. We want to make sure that everyone in the UK can use electricity safely, and work with the media, government, businesses and the electrical industry to spread our safety messages far and wide.
The charity campaigns on issues that include the need for regular electrical checks, the sale of dangerous electrical goods on online market places, product recall and registration, electrical DIY, and the importance of using registered electricians.
As well as raising awareness with the public, we work with politicians to ensure that the Government is doing all it can to keep people safe from electrical accidents and we deliver targeted funding support for those more vulnerable to harm caused by electricity.
Are you passionate about supporting local communities and helping to keep them safe? Interested in working in the not-for-profit sector?
Campaigning charity, Electrical Safety First, is looking for a Grants and Outreach Officer. You'll play a crucial role in the delivery of our grant scheme programme, which supports community-based organisations to keep people safe when using electricity. Your work will help us reach more communities, aiding the growth of our outreach activities.
You’ll develop relationships with a broad range of stakeholders, from local government, to fire and rescue services, and local safety organisations. You'll lead our interaction with local communities and spread awareness of our safety messages and our campaigns. So, you’ll need to be able to travel when required.
If you have experience in the following, we would love to hear from you:
This is a part-time role (circa 21 hours) offered on a one-year fixed term contract initially. However, it may become permanent beyond this period.