Charity registered in Scotland SC029053
Engender is Scotland’s feminist policy and advocacy organisation, working to increase women’s social, political and economic equality, enable women's rights, and make visible the impact of sexism on women and wider society. Engender believes feminism must be intersectional, and we strive to conduct all our work using an intersectional lens.
Engender works at Scottish, UK and international level to produce research, analysis, and recommendations for intersectional feminist legislation and programmes, advocating for those with power to make positive changes to services, policy, regulation, practices, and laws that affect women. We are proud to be a membership organisation and our members include women's and equalities organisations, voluntary groups, and a wide network of individuals around Scotland. We work to bring women and organisations together in a range of ways to share experiences, tell their stories, and influence decision makers.
As a feminist employer we strive to reflect our principles in our practice. We are proud to offer and consider a wide range of flexible working opportunities to enable our staff to combine paid employment with childcare, caring or other responsibilities, and to support work/life balance.
Engender is an accredited Living Wage Employer and was shortlisted for the 2020 top employer awards for our carer-positive position.
Engender is committed to equality in recruitment and selection. We particularly welcome applications from women, people of colour, disabled people, LGBT people, and other minoritised and under-represented groups.
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The ED is the most senior role at Engender and represents the organisation with dynamism and a high degree of professionalism. The ED is a passionate advocate for women's rights and equality in Scotland and beyond as part of a global intersectional feminist movement.
The ED has overall responsibility for Engender’s strategic direction and policy development, working closely with the Board and staff team, providing leadership, vision, and sound financial management. The ED is an ambassador for Engender and ensures a high public profile for the organisation externally, building and maintaining excellent relationships with a wide range of stakeholders and driving the development of programmes and fundraising.
*We actively welcome applications for part-time, job-share or other flexible working arrangements and will work with you to support the realisation of this. Engender has also committed to moving towards implementing a 4-day working week.
Engender, Scotland’s feminist policy and advocacy organisation is seeking a Policy Lead for an 18-month post to analyse policies that enable men’s violence and to develop appropriate policy solutions and a Theory of Change for primary prevention of violence against women.
This work will contribute to the delivery of Equally Safe (Scotland’s strategy for preventing and eradicating violence against women and girls) by integrating primary prevention in policy development and will develop an approach to policy development that includes attending to primary prevention of men’s violence expressed in a Theory of Change.
Responsible to: Head of Development
Engender, Scotland’s feminist policy and advocacy organisation is seeking a Policy Officer for a 16-month post. This role will focus on an analysis of available evidence on primary prevention of different forms of men’s violence. This will include forming an expert group on primary prevention, an evidence-based review of drivers and enablers of men’s violence and international approaches to primary prevention, alongside evidence-gathering from policymakers with domain-specific knowledge.
The Policy Officer will work with colleagues to develop proposals for public policy solutions that work to disrupt men’s violence before it takes place.
Responsible to: Head of Development
Engender is Scotland’s feminist policy and advocacy organisation. We have 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. We have worked in Scotland for 25 years to advance equality between women and men, producing research, lobbying decision makers and empowering women to campaign for change.
About the role:
In this role you will deliver Engender’s strategic engagement with the Scottish Parliament and Government. You will regularly meet with stakeholders including Scottish Government Ministers, Members of the Scottish Parliament, and other officials to advocate for policies that advance intersectional gender equality and ensure that women’s experiences are reflected in policy making. You will play a vital role in the development of Engender’s external positions, undertaking analysis of public policy, research, and producing high quality written materials, as well as collaborating with colleagues to engage diverse communities of women and amplify critical issues around women’s equality in Scotland.
What we are looking for:
We are looking for someone who is highly motivated to advocate for change on gender equality in Scotland, who can build and develop relationships with diverse stakeholders and who can represent and communicate issues in a wide range of spaces. Working knowledge of the Scottish political context is a must, as well as confidence in researching, collating, and presenting information, a clear writing style, and the ability to collaborate as part of a team.
What we can offer you:
To ensure that our staff thrive and succeed at Engender, we are working to create a workplace that is inclusive, accessible, flexible and fair, and where differences in background, culture, identity and lived experience are valued and respected. As a feminist employer we strive to reflect our principles in our practice and are proud of the wide range of flexible working opportunities that we are happy to consider. This includes but is not limited to; home and hybrid working, condensed hours, annualised hours, term-time working, flexible hours of work, part-time / reduced hours and job-share.
*In addition to our generous annual leave entitlement, and employee pension scheme, we are also currently planning to undertake a trial of a 4-day working week later in the year.
We encourage applications from people from a range of backgrounds, including those that may be under-represented in the NGO Sector in Scotland, including but not limited to, people from minority ethnic communities, people with disabilities, LGBT communities and people who have experienced economic deprivation.