Charity registered in Scotland SC019926
Poverty and inequality are the greatest challenges Scotland faces. The Poverty Alliance and our members are involved in a wide range of campaigns and activities aimed at reducing poverty.
The Living Wage has been one of the most successful civil society campaigns in Scotland and the UK in recent years. Via employer accreditation, Living Wage Scotland have delivered pay rises to thousands of workers. The campaign has won cross party-political support and has gained increased acceptance amongst employers over the last 5 years.
Living Wage Scotland currently have a vacancy for a Living Wage Accreditation Officer. This is an exciting opportunity to contribute to a high-profile national project that engages with employers of all sizes and sectors across Scotland.
The successful candidate will, along with the existing team, be responsible for engaging with employers and other stakeholders to ensure that the network of Living Wage accredited employers continues to grow and that as many workers as possible receive the real Living Wage.
The post of Living Wage Accreditation Officer will suit an individual who has excellent communication and negotiation skills. Experience of managing relationships with multiple stakeholders is important as is a strong commitment to social justice and a desire to tackle in-work poverty.
An opportunity has arisen at the Poverty Alliance to join our small but busy administrative team. The Poverty Alliance serves a membership of more than 200, runs campaigns, organises events across Scotland, conducts research and works alongside people with experience of poverty. The Administrative Assistant will provide essential support across the Poverty Alliance’s policy and field work teams, as well as to our projects.
We are looking for an individual with excellent organisational and communication skills, with a track record in providing administrative support in busy office environments. As well as being familiar with programmes such as Word, Excel, and Outlook, you will be able to work to tight deadlines and manage a heavy workload. Experience in event organisation, minute taking, and handling petty cash, include booking venues, arranging travel and accommodation, updating and maintaining membership database, organising and providing support at events as well as word processing, photocopying, filing, distribution of mail and answering telephones are all essential. This post will be crucial in ensuring the smooth day to day running of the office.
Whilst the post is currently temporary it is our intention to extend the post if resources allow.