Oxfam
Oxfam

Charity registered in Scotland SC039042

Oxfam is a global movement of people working together to end the injustice of poverty. That means we tackle the inequality that keeps people poor. Together we save, protect and rebuild lives. When disaster strikes, we help people build better lives for themselves, and for others. We take on issues like land rights, climate change and discrimination against women. And we won’t stop until every person on the planet can enjoy life free from poverty. Oxfam GB is a member of international confederation of 19 organisations working together with partners and local communities in the areas of humanitarian, development and campaigning, in more than 90 countries.

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Advocacy Advisor

  • Full time
  • £30,985 – £40,168
  • Edinburgh, but with hybrid home working to be agreed
  • Closing 16th January 2022

Oxfam is a global movement of people working together to end the injustice of poverty.

Do you have significant experience of policy development, political influencing, and effective partnership working with a proven ability to create change?

Are you passionate about ensuring that work disproportionately undertaken by women, paid or unpaid, is better valued, while tackling poverty for everyone in Scotland and globally?

Would you thrive in a fast-paced, output-focused, small team and have the experience, knowledge and energy to drive forward activities independently to an excellent standard?

We are looking for someone with this special mix of skills to be our new Advocacy Advisor in Scotland, working within our highly impactful team in Scotland.

The Role

Oxfam Scotland is looking for an Advocacy Adviser to deliver evidence-based and impactful advocacy in Scotland on Oxfam GB’s (OGB) influencing priorities. This will include, as required, robust policy development, linked research, public affairs, and support for external communications.

The role will have a focus on action to better value roles which are disproportionately undertaken by women, as part of efforts to tackle poverty and inequality in Scotland. You will also support Oxfam’s wider influencing on the climate emergency, humanitarian crises, and sustainable international development.

The postholder will work very closely with the Head of Oxfam Scotland and the Media and Communications Adviser in Scotland, as well as UK colleagues, particularly our UK-wide Domestic Poverty Lead.

What we are looking for

Our next Advocacy Adviser in Scotland will require significant direct advocacy and policy development experience, as well as an excellent understanding of the policy and political landscapes in Scotland. You will have proven relationship building skills with an ability to create change by working in partnership, while demonstrating substantial personal ownership.

Your written and oral communication skills for different audiences will be impeccable and you will be able to demonstrate creative and innovative analytical thinking, as well as sound judgement, while thriving in a complex and fast-paced environment.

We offer

This role will give you the opportunity to work as part of a small and agile team in Scotland with a substantial track record of achieving change. You’ll play a big part in the design and delivery of Oxfam’s advocacy in Scotland, particularly our efforts to ensure that roles disproportionately undertaken by women are better valued and rewarded.

You’ll work alongside colleagues seeking to achieve similar change across the UK and globally. You’ll also support the Scotland team’s advocacy on climate justice, sustainable international development and humanitarian crisis. This is a challenging, but hugely rewarding role.

Flexfam

We believe flexible working is key to building the Oxfam of the future, so we’re open to talking through the type of flexible arrangements which might work for you. We think this role would work particularly well as a partially home-based role or job share.

Our values and commitment to safeguarding

Oxfam is committed to preventing any type of unwanted behaviour at work including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse, lack of integrity and financial misconduct; and committed to promoting the welfare of children, young people, adults and beneficiaries with whom Oxfam GB engages. Oxfam expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment through our code of conduct. We place a high priority on ensuring that only those who share and demonstrate ourvaluesare recruited to work for us.

The post holder will undertake the appropriate level of training and is responsible for ensuring that they understand and work within the safeguarding policies of the organisation.

All offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and appropriate screening checks, which can include criminal records and terrorism finance checks. Oxfam GB also participates in theInter Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme. In line with this Scheme, we will request information from job applicants’ previous employers about any findings of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment during employment, or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment. By submitting an application, the job applicant confirms his/her understanding of these recruitment procedures.

We are committed to ensuring diversity and gender equality within our organisation and encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.

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Media & Communications Adviser - Scotland & Wales

  • Full time
  • £30,985 – £40,168
  • Edinburgh, but with hybrid home working to be agreed
  • Closing 9th January 2022

Oxfam is a global movement of people working together to end the injustice of poverty.

Do you have a significant track record of generating impactful media coverage in support of influencing objectives?

Do you also have experience of delivering engaging public-facing online communications?

And are you passionate about supporting people to share their stories, in their ways?

If so, we would like to hear from you for this Media and Communications Adviser role.

The Role

Oxfam is looking for a Media and Communications Adviser to create and deliver proactive and reactive media output in Scotland and Wales. The postholder will generate coverage on Oxfam’s twin Global Challenges, climate justice and action to better value and reward roles disproportionately undertaken by women, as well as Oxfam’s work in fragile and humanitarian contexts.

The postholder will also deliver proactive and reactive media work in support of Oxfam’s brand and fundraising objectives. This will require maintaining strategic relationships with national and regional media while liaising closely with colleagues in Scotland and Wales, as well as across the UK and globally.

You’ll work with people with lived experience of poverty to raise their voices in a safe, sensitive and effective way, while undertaking effective partnership working and delivering impactful supporter communications, particularly via social media.

What we are looking for

Our Media and Communications Adviser covering Scotland and Wales will have strong experience of media relations with a track record of devising and implementing effective communications strategies, particularly in support of influencing objectives. You will have excellent, accurate and impactful writing skills for a range of audiences and an ability to work effectively under deadline pressure while managing your workload with minimal supervision. You will be flexible, proactive and capable of exercising independent judgement.

You will have a robust understanding of Scottish, Welsh and UK political contexts, and how they interact, as well as strong experience of impactful website and social media management. You’ll underpin this rich skill set with a passion for, and knowledge of, domestic and international poverty issues and an understanding of gender and diversity.

We offer

This role will give you the opportunity to work as part of small and agile teams in Scotland and Wales with a substantial track record of achieving change. This is a role where no two days are the same. Your media and supporter communications will directly support Oxfam’s advocacy, fundraising and brand priorities in both nations.

You will have a substantial chance to help shape Oxfam’s public profile while working alongside passionate and skilled colleagues across the UK and globally on issues that really matter to people’s lives.

Flexfam

We believe flexible working is key to building the Oxfam of the future, so we’re open to talking through the type of flexible arrangements which might work for you.

Our values and commitment to safeguarding

Oxfam is committed to preventing any type of unwanted behaviour at work including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse, lack of integrity and financial misconduct; and committed to promoting the welfare of children, young people, adults and beneficiaries with whom Oxfam GB engages. Oxfam expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment through our code of conduct. We place a high priority on ensuring that only those who share and demonstrate ourvaluesare recruited to work for us.

The post holder will undertake the appropriate level of training and is responsible for ensuring that they understand and work within the safeguarding policies of the organisation.

All offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and appropriate screening checks, which can include criminal records and terrorism finance checks. Oxfam GB also participates in theInter Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme. In line with this Scheme, we will request information from job applicants’ previous employers about any findings of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment during employment, or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment. By submitting an application, the job applicant confirms his/her understanding of these recruitment procedures.

We are committed to ensuring diversity and gender equality within our organisation and encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.

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