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

Finance Officer

  • Part time
  • £27,059 pro-rata
  • Glasgow, but partial office and home working until further notice
  • Closing 11th 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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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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