Engender
Engender

Charity registered in Scotland SC029053

Engender is Scotland’s feminist organisation. Engender has a vision for a Scotland in which women and men have equal opportunities in life, equal access to resources and power, and are equally safe and secure from harm.

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Communications and Engagement Assistant (1 year post)

  • Full time or Part time or Flexible
  • £21,218
  • 10 Old Tolbooth Wynd, Edinburgh, EH8 8EQ (home-based while COVID-19 lockdown measures are in place)
  • Closing 6th July 2020

Engender, Scotland’s feminist policy and advocacy organisation is seeking a Communications and Engagement Assistant to join our team for one year to support our work for a gender-equal Scotland. They will work with colleagues to develop systems and strategies around member engagement, digital communications, and press work.

Purpose:

To contribute to the work of Engender by assisting with member engagement, communications systems, and press work. This is a one-year post, which we do not envisage being extended. The focus of this role, therefore is on developing strong sustainable systems.

Specific Duties:

  • Develop and maintain Engender contacts databases and mailing lists, including press contacts;
  • Create an archive of Engender’s press coverage and quotes given;
  • Create engaging content for Engender’s website and e-newsletters;
  • Assist with the coordination of events including public events, roundtable meetings, and webinars (online while lockdown measures are in place);
  • Develop and distribute a member survey to support the creation of future member engagement plans;
  • Produce Engender publications, including editing, proof-reading, and working with external designers;
  • Ensure that Engender’ outward-facing communications are accessible, engaging and in line with style guidelines, including editing previous publications where necessary, and creating templates for future communications.

Person Specification

Essential:

  • Commitment to feminism
  • Proficiency in ITC including Excel, Outlook, and the rest of the Microsoft office suite
  • Strong organisational skills, and able to effectively prioritise tasks and work flexibly as part of a small team
  • Ability to work independently and self-motivate
  • Strong communication skills including ability to write for a range of audiences
  • Experience of working on events and understanding of different ways of making events inclusive and accessible

Desirable:

  • Experience of creating and managing contacts databases
  • Experience of web-editing (including WordPress or other CMS systems)
  • Experience of membership coordination
  • Experience with marketing and/or branding
  • Experience of processing PayPal payments and gift aid
  • Experience of using social media analytics
  • Understanding of equalities and campaigning organisations in Scotland

Download this job description and person specification as a pdf here

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Policy Officer (1 year post)

  • Full time
  • £25,461
  • 10 Old Tolbooth Wynd, Edinburgh, EH8 8EQ (home-based while COVID-19 lockdown measures are in place)
  • Closing 6th July 2020

Engender, Scotland’s feminist policy and advocacy organisation is seeking a Policy Officer to join our busy team working for a gender-equal Scotland. They will be experienced in producing analysis and policy briefings, and committed to feminist principles.

To work within a team advocating for policymaking that advances women’s equality by researching and writing briefings and consultation responses. To engage with MSPs, staff, and committees to make sure that gender matters in the Scottish Parliament.

To work with communications and engagement colleagues to make sure our members and stakeholders are up to speed with the critical issues around women’s equality, and that women’s voices are heard wherever policy is made.

Specific duties:

  • Analyse government and public policy and produce ‘gender edits’ of key large policy and political documents.
  • Produce research and writing for consultation responses, parliamentary briefings and advocacy materials aimed at a range of audiences, including for Engender’s blog and social media platforms.
  • Maintain Engender’s presence in policy networks within Scotland, and engage with civil servants and other key stakeholders with regards to Engender’s policy work.
  • Work with the Engender communications and engagement team to engage with communities of interest, third sector organisations and other stakeholders to ensure that our policy analysis reflects women’s lived experience, including experts on sexual harassment for a funded project.
  • Work closely with the Executive Director and policy colleagues on research and information gathering to inform Engender’s advocacy and policy priorities.

Person specification

Essential:

  • Experience of producing policy analysis and/or briefing materials for policymakers, parliamentarians, or third sector organisations.
  • Experience of working in the Scottish political context to influence change, including some engagement with Scottish parliamentarians, and/or Scottish Parliament committees and staff.
  • Solid understanding of intersectional feminist analysis and its application to public policy.
  • Clear writing style, and ability to communicate complex issues simply.
  • Verbal communication skills, including delivering presentations.
  • A strong commitment to equality and human rights.
  • Experience working in a small team, including on individual and collaborative projects.

Desirable:

  • Experience in writing for a range of audiences in a variety of styles from academic to informal.
  • Experience of using social media in a policy and advocacy context.
  • Experience of participatory policy development processes and research methods.

Download this job description and person specification as a pdf here.

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Development Officer (Gender Equal Media Scotland) (1 year post)

  • Full time
  • £25,461
  • 10 Old Tolbooth Wynd, Edinburgh, EH8 8EQ (home-based while COVID-19 lockdown measures are in place)
  • Closing 6th July 2020

Gender Equal Media Scotland is hiring a Development Officer, hosted within Engender, for a one year post. The successful candidate will work to bring together academics, journalists, and campaigners to analyse existing work for gender-equal media, and develop a long-term vision for a Women in Media Body for Scotland.

Purpose:

To work with partners from Gender Equal Media Scotland (GEMS) which brings together academics, journalists, campaign groups and organisations working for women’s equality in Scottish media.

GEMS aims to create a Scottish media which treats women equally – as employees, as contributors and as subjects of media attention.

Current partners include; Strathclyde University, Engender, Zero Tolerance, The National Union of Journalists, Scottish Women’s Aid, Rape Crisis Scotland, Scottish Women in Sport, The Women 5050 campaign, Women in Journalism Scotland

This post will be hosted by Engender and based at Engender’s offices in Edinburgh (home-based during lockdown measures)

Specific duties:

  • Establish relationships with key media and equalities organisations;
  • Map existing initiatives, resources, campaigns, and research, and identify gaps, both within Scotland and internationally;
  • Gather a Scottish-specific evidence base on sexism in the media, and how this intersects with other under-represented groups, to inform policy solutions;
  • Evaluate existing resources and their effectiveness of creating change within the media;
  • Convene roundtable meetings with those involved in Scotland’s media and cultural institutions;
  • Develop an intersectional approach towards women’s equality in Scottish media;
  • Develop a long-term vision for a Women in Media Body for Scotland including investigating sustainable funding solutions.

Person specification

Essential:

  • Clear writing style, and ability to communicate complex issues;
  • Verbal communication skills, including delivering presentations;
  • Experience of building effective partnerships;
  • Ability to undertake research into existing provision;
  • Experience of evaluating projects and resources;
  • Outstanding organisational skills;
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision;
  • Experience working in a small team, including on individual and collaborative projects

Desirable:

  • Understanding of women’s inequality in Scotland;
  • Demonstrable commitment to equality across all protected characteristics;
  • Knowledge or experience of the media in Scotland;
  • Experience in writing for a range of audiences in a variety of styles from academic to informal.

Download this job description and person specification as a pdf here.

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