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.


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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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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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