The Poverty Alliance
The Poverty Alliance

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.


Current vacancies

Administrative Assistant

  • Part time
  • £22,409 pro-rata
  • Glasgow, with hybrid working
  • Closing 4th July 2022

Poverty and inequality are the greatest challenges Scotland faces. The Poverty Alliance is working hard to show how we can change the conversation about, and ultimately solve, poverty. An opportunity has arisen to join our administration team and help us achieve our vision of a Scotland without poverty.

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Administrative Assistant to join the Poverty Alliance’s small and fast-moving Administration team.

The post will be responsible for providing administrative support, primarily to our Rights in Action project team, but also across our busy organisation. This will include a wide range of administrative tasks, such as arranging meetings, managing and responding to queries, and day-to-day administrative support to the project team.

We are looking for candidates with a sound understanding of the administrative operations needed in small business. In addition to the necessary technical skills, the role requires a strong attention to detail, excellent communication skills, the ability to manage a varied workload and an enthusiasm for working as part of a team as well as autonomously.

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Policy and Parliamentary Officer

  • Part time
  • £30,814 pro-rata
  • Glasgow (home working until further notice)
  • Closing 7th April 2021

Poverty and inequality are the greatest challenges Scotland faces. The Poverty Alliance is working hard to have policies introduced that can reduce, and ultimately solve, poverty. An opportunity has arisen to join our team and help us achieve our vision of a Scotland without poverty.

We are looking for an experienced Policy and Parliamentary Officer who can help us advocate for policies that will make a real difference to poverty in Scotland.

The post will be responsible for supporting the development of our policy positions across a range of poverty related areas, from employment and social security to participation and public services. We are looking for someone who can build relationships with policy makers and policy makers and build support for the changes we want to see.

The successful candidate will join the Alliance's policy and campaigns team and will provide policy input across our activity. They will have experience of working on a policy or public affairs on social justice issues at the national level. They will also have great policy analysis skills and communication skills, and will have used these skills to advocate for change. Experience of working alongside people with experience of poverty, and with grassroots civil society organisations will be an advantage.

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Community Participation Officer

  • Part time
  • £30,814 pro-rata
  • Currently homeworking
  • Closing 4th May 2021

Poverty and inequality are the greatest challenges Scotland faces. The Poverty Alliance is working hard to have policies introduced that can reduce, and ultimately solve, poverty. An opportunity has arisen to join our team and help us achieve our vision of a Scotland without poverty.

We are looking for a Community Participation Officer who can help us with the continued development of the End Poverty Edinburgh group.

The post holder will provide support to the members of End Poverty Edinburgh. This will include the practical support to ensure that the group meets regularly and that all members are able to actively contribute to the development of the group. You will also support members to co-produce individual and group ‘learning plans’ to help build capacity to engage with decision makers in the city.

We are looking for an individual with experience of working alongside grassroots community organisations, of providing support to individuals and groups and with a background in creative facilitation and groupwork techniques. For this post we are looking for an individual who not only has the right skills and experience in relation to community development and community engagement activity, but also has direct experience of poverty. A passionate advocate for social change, you will also have a strong knowledge of poverty issues in Edinburgh and civil society organisations in the city.

In delivering this work, the Community Participation Officer will work alongside the wider staff team in the Poverty Alliance, in particular our research, communities and policy teams. This post is initially funded by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation.

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Finance Officer

  • Part time
  • £27,059 pro-rata
  • Glasgow, but partial office and home working until further notice
  • Closing 25th May 2021

Poverty and inequality are the greatest challenges Scotland faces. The Poverty Alliance is working hard to show how we can change the conversation about, and ultimately solve, poverty. An opportunity has arisen to join our team and help us achieve our vision of a Scotland without poverty.

We are looking for an experienced Finance Officer who will join the Poverty Alliance’s small and fast-moving Administration team. The post will be responsible for providing support to financial processes across our busy organisation. This will include supporting day-to-day financial processes, maintaining records and providing timely reports to management team. You will also work closely with the Business and Finance Manager on the development and management of the organisational budget.

We are looking for candidates with a sound understanding of the financial operations needed in small business. In addition to the necessary technical and financial skills, the role requires a strong attention to detail, the ability to manage a complex workload and an enthusiasm for working as part of a team as well as autonomously.

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Top job! Finance and Business Manager

  • Full time
  • £38,250
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 31st May 2021

Poverty and inequality are the greatest challenges Scotland faces. The Poverty Alliance is working hard to show how we can change the conversation about, and ultimately solve, poverty. An opportunity has arisen to join our management team and help us achieve our vision of a Scotland without poverty.

A vacancy has arisen for an experienced individual to lead the Poverty Alliance’s small and busy Finance and Administration Team. The role will involve the strategic management of the organisation’s financial resources, contributing to our income generation programme, overseeing the continued development and enhancement of our business information systems and processes.

The right person for this job will not only have significant experience and knowledge of financial and budgetary management, business development, administration and staff supervision, but also a commitment to delivering real social change. We need a dynamic and passionate individual, with a commitment to equal opportunities and collaborative working. Possession of a relevant business, finance and accounting qualification would be an advantage.

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Living Wage Project Assistant (LWPA)

  • Part time
  • £23,248 pro-rata
  • Glasgow, but home working until further notice
  • Closing 21st June 2021

The Poverty Alliance are recruiting a Living Wage Project Assistant to support delivery of our highly successful national programme: Living Wage Scotland.

Living Wage Scotland was launched in 2014 by the Poverty Alliance to increase the number of employers that are recognised for paying their staff the real Living Wage. It is a partnership with the Living Wage Foundation, funded by the Scottish Government. The Living Wage employer movement has grown to now over 1900 employers in Scotland, and over 7000 across the UK.

At a time of expansion in our work, we are seeking a Living Wage Project Assistant to support our employer engagement, marketing and communications activities that contribute to the growth of the Living Wage employer movement in Scotland, namely promotion of Living Wage employer accreditation, Living Wage Places and Living Hours.

The post will suit a creative individual who has experience in creating written copy and social media content in a professional setting, has excellent verbal and written communication skills and outstanding organisation and prioritisation abilities but also a strong commitment to achieving social justice and a desire to tackle in-work poverty.

Responsibilities will include supporting internal and external communications activities, maintaining our website and social media platforms, contributing to the development of digital and print assets and materials relevant to the project aims (case studies, web materials, articles, promotional resources), supporting events (virtual and in-person), and supporting the delivery of Living Wage Scotland’s communications strategy.

The role will involve close collaborative work within a small team, and direct engagement with our growing network of accredited Living Wage employers.

Line Manager: Living Wage Scotland Manager

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Communities and Networks Manager

  • Full time
  • £38,250 – £41,256
  • Glasgow, but home working until further notice
  • Closing 9th August 2021

Poverty and inequality are the greatest challenges Scotland faces. The Poverty Alliance is building our network across civil society to challenge, and ultimately solve, poverty. An opportunity has arisen to join our management team that will play a key role in helping us achieve our vision of a Scotland without poverty.

A vacancy has arisen for an experienced individual to lead the Poverty Alliance’s Communities and Networks Team. The role will be central to overseeing the continued growth and development of the Poverty Alliance’s network, ensuring that we actively involve Scotland’s diverse civil society in the fight against poverty. In addition, the role will lead our approach to involving people with experience of poverty in our network, ensuring that opportunities for participation are expanded across all our activity.

The right person for this job will have, above all, a commitment to tackling poverty and promoting social change and to the principles and values of participation. You will have extensive experience and knowledge of community development, empowerment or regeneration activity, gained at the local or national levels. Through that experience you will have gained a strong understanding of civil society in Scotland, and of how to build and maintain networks. You will also be someone who takes a collaborative approach to work, who has excellent project planning, development and management experience.

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Finance Officer (FO21)

  • Part time
  • £27,059 pro-rata
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 29th October 2021

Poverty and inequality are the greatest challenges Scotland faces. The Poverty Alliance is working hard to show how we can change the conversation about, and ultimately solve, poverty. An opportunity has arisen to join our team and help us achieve our vision of a Scotland without poverty.

We are looking for an experienced Finance Officer who will join the Poverty Alliance’s small and fast-moving Administration team.

The post will be responsible for providing support to financial processes across our busy organisation. This will include supporting day-to-day financial processes, maintaining records and providing timely reports to management team. You will also work closely with the Finance and Business Manager on the development and management of the organisational budget.

We are looking for candidates with a sound understanding of the financial operations needed in small business. In addition to the necessary technical and financial skills, the role requires a strong attention to detail, the ability to manage a complex workload and an enthusiasm for working as part of a team as well as autonomously.

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Administrative Assistant (AA21)

  • Part time
  • £21,588 pro-rata
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 29th October 2021

Poverty and inequality are the greatest challenges Scotland faces. The Poverty Alliance is working hard to show how we can change the conversation about, and ultimately solve, poverty. An opportunity has arisen to join our administration team and help us achieve our vision of a Scotland without poverty.

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Administrative Assistant to join the Poverty Alliance’s small and fast-moving Administration team.

The post will be responsible for providing administrative support, primarily to our Rights in Action project team, but also across our busy organisation. This will include a wide range of administrative tasks, such as arranging meetings, managing and responding to queries, and day-to-day administrative support to the project team.

We are looking for candidates with a sound understanding of the administrative operations needed in small business. In addition to the necessary technical skills, the role requires a strong attention to detail, excellent communication skills, the ability to manage a varied workload and an enthusiasm for working as part of a team as well as autonomously.

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Living Wage Scotland Manager (Maternity Cover)

  • Full time
  • £38,250 – £41,256
  • Glasgow, but home working until further notice
  • Closing 18th November 2021

The Poverty Alliance are recruiting a manager for maternity cover, to support delivery of our highly successful national programme: Living Wage Scotland.

Living Wage Scotland was launched in 2014 by the Poverty Alliance to increase the number of employers that are recognised for paying their staff the real Living Wage. It is a partnership with the Living Wage Foundation, funded by the Scottish Government. The Living Wage employer movement has grown to now over 2000 employers in Scotland, and over 8000 across the UK.

Living Wage Scotland delivers employer engagement schemes that contribute to the growth of the Living Wage employer movement, namely Living Wage employer accreditation, Living Wage Places recognition and Living Hours accreditation.

The role will be responsible for the project management of these schemes and will include line management responsibilities and close collaborative work within a small team to ensure smooth operational delivery and effective delivery of the Living Wage Scotland communications strategy.

The role will also be responsible for developing and maintaining key stakeholder relationships, such as funders (including the Scottish Government), partners (including the Living Wage Foundation), and our growing network of accredited Living Wage employers.

As part of the Poverty Alliance’s senior management team the role will also contribute to systems and processes to monitor, evaluate and quality assure our work.

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Research Officer (Rights in Action)

  • Part time
  • £30,814 pro-rata
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 24th November 2021

Are you a human rights defender? Do you want to help tackle poverty in Scotland? The Poverty Alliance has a new role that will help ensure that people and communities can take action to use human rights to tackle poverty. Come join our new Rights in Action team!

A vacancy has arisen for an experienced researcher to join the Poverty Alliance. The role will be part of the team delivering our new ‘Rights in Action’ project. This program, funded by Scottish Government, combines awareness raising activities, action learning and participatory research on Economic, Social and Cultural rights with civil society organisations and people with experience of poverty.

The Research Officer will contribute to a programme of social research with people with direct experience of poverty and community and voluntary organisations across Scotland using a range of qualitative research methodologies, in particular participatory action research. This research will focus on the understanding and implementation of rights-based approaches to addressing poverty. In addition, the Research Officer will also support the delivery of Action Learning Sets with community organizations and people with experience of poverty.

The right person for this role will have experience of qualitative and participatory research, knowledge of human rights and a commitment to tackling poverty. You’ll be committed to participation and co-production and will have excellent communication and facilitation skills.

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Development Officer (Rights in Action)

  • Full time
  • £30,814
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 25th November 2021

Are you a human rights defender? Do you want to help tackle poverty in Scotland? The Poverty Alliance has a new role that will help ensure that people and communities can take action to use human rights to tackle poverty. Come join our new Rights in Action team!

We are looking for a Development Officer to join the Poverty Alliance. The role will be part of the team delivering our new ‘Rights in Action’ project. This program, funded by Scottish Government, combines awareness raising activities, action learning and participatory research on Economic, Social and Cultural rights with civil society organisations and people with experience of poverty.

The Development Officer will work with community organisations to support training and capacity building around economic, social and cultural rights. This could include developing training materials, workshops, and other training materials on human rights and poverty. You will work alongside with researchers in the project to facilitation and support Action Learning Sets delivered as part of the project.

The post will require someone who has experience of engaging with and supporting networks of organisations and people. You’ll have a strong understanding of human rights and ability to communicate this in an accessible way related to lived experience as well as being skilled in facilitation and group work.

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Employer Learning Officer

  • Part time
  • £30,814 pro-rata
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 6th January 2022

In-work poverty is one of the key challenges we now face in addressing poverty in Scotland. The Poverty Alliance are recruiting for an exciting new role, an Employer Learning Officer, as part of a team looking to support employers to develop new approaches to address in-work poverty. ‘Serving the Future’ is a new collaborative project, delivered in partnership with The Fraser of Allander Institute and the Institute for Inspiring Children’s Future at University of Strathclyde and funded by the Robertson Trust.

This role will lead on facilitating a program of Action Learning focused on engaging with employers in the hospitality sector to help develop new responses to in-work poverty. It will be responsible for maintaining engagement with employers, designing, and facilitating Action Learning Sets, and supporting the implementation of outcomes.

The role will be part of team of researchers working collaboratively with businesses and utilising evidence and innovation to make change. It will suit an individual who has a background in facilitation and learning, with experience of working with diverse stakeholders, including business and social enterprise. The post holder will have strong communications skills and a clear commitment to social justice and tackling poverty.

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Communications Officer

  • Part time
  • £31,431 pro-rata
  • Glasgow, but home working until further notice
  • Closing 4th February 2022

Help us Change the Story on Poverty in Scotland!

Poverty and inequality are the greatest challenges Scotland faces. The Poverty Alliance is working hard to show how we can change the debate about, and ultimately solve, poverty. An opportunity has arisen to join our team and help us achieve our vision of a Scotland without poverty.

We are looking for an experienced Communications Officer who is able to help us re-shape the narrative about poverty in Scotland.

This post will be responsible for helping to increase the visibility of the Poverty Alliance’s key messages and activities. We are looking for someone who can support our members and community organisations to get their voices and stories into the media, particularly as part of our Challenge Poverty Week initiative.

The successful candidate will join the Poverty Alliance's policy and campaigns team, and will provide communications support for a wide range of activities. You will have experience of communicating complex social justice issues to diverse audiences. In particular you will have experience of working with community groups and individuals with little or no media experience. You’ll understand the importance of digital as well as traditional communication strategies, and how these can be used to support social change.

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Campaigns Officer

  • Part time
  • £31,431 pro-rata
  • Glasgow, with hybrid working
  • Closing 24th June 2022

Help us solve poverty in Scotland!

Poverty and inequality are the greatest challenges Scotland faces. The Poverty Alliance is working hard to show how we can change the debate about, and ultimately solve, poverty. An opportunity has arisen to join our team and help us achieve our vision of a Scotland without poverty:

We are looking for a Campaigns Officer who is able to help us design and implement campaigns that bring people together to call for action we need to solve poverty in Scotland.

This post will be responsible for helping to increase the visibility and impact of the Poverty Alliance’s key campaigning activities. We are looking for someone who can support our members and community organisations to help shape and participate in our campaigns, and who can act as an effective communicator to key stakeholders.

The successful candidate will join the Poverty Alliance's Policy and Campaigns. They will have experience of working in campaigns at a local or national level, as well as a knowledge and understanding of poverty-related issues in Scotland and across the UK. They will have experience of communicating complex social justice issues to diverse audiences. Ideally, they will have a demonstrable knowledge of the third sector and broader civil society in Scotland, with an understanding of how to develop and build campaign coalitions.

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