Zero Tolerance
Zero Tolerance

Charity registered in Scotland SC023484

At Zero Tolerance our vision is clear: a world free of men’s violence against women. We work to end violence against women through tackling the root cause of this violence - gender inequality.

Current vacancies

Policy Officer

  • Part time
  • £29,797 – £32,891 pro-rata
  • We are currently working from home with desk space available at our Edinburgh office and have a hybrid model in development.
  • Closing 23rd May 2022

About Us

Zero Tolerance is a Scottish charity working to end men’s violence against women by promoting gender equality and by challenging attitudes which normalise violence and abuse.

We are a values-led organisation and seek to continually improve the way that we integrate feminism, equality and diversity into our internal and external work. Recently this has included an HR policies review that resulted in enhancements to employee benefits such as parental leave, and the introduction of miscarriage and menopause policies; a salary review to ensure our salaries are fair and competitive; and whole-team training on equalities issues including disability and anti-racism. Later this year we are planning a piece of work on feminist leadership.

Zero Tolerance has a commitment to diversity and challenging all forms of inequality alongside gender inequality. We would be particularly keen to encourage applicants from Black Minority and Ethnic, LGBT, disabled, migrant and other backgrounds currently underrepresented within the women’s sector.

What You’ll Do

We are looking for an experienced Policy Officer to join our team and lead on the development of robust, evidence-based policy responses to prevent violence against women and girls. You will support the organisation’s aims by building effective networks, monitoring and analysing developing public policy and researching and writing reports in line with campaign and policy priorities.

Influencing key decision makers and stakeholders across local authorities, Scottish and UK governments and third sector organisations is critical, with the successful candidate working in close collaboration with the women’s sector as a whole.

You will represent Zero Tolerance on advisory and working groups with stakeholders, acting as Chair/Co-chair as required and work with ZT colleagues to identify areas of influence and priority: incorporating the views and needs of marginalised women is essential in the role.

What We Need

The successful candidate will have previous experience in a similar role with strong knowledge and understanding of violence against women and gender equality. You’ll be a skilled communicator with the ability to present complex ideas to a variety of audiences including senior politicians: as an effective negotiator, you will have the ability to influence and shape agenda at the highest levels and with a diversity of stakeholders and partners.

You will also have:

  • Excellent understanding of the Scottish political landscape
  • The ability to understand complex policy issues, articulate clear and focused responses, and make judgements based on quality evidence
  • Demonstrable project management skills, managing both reactive and planned work
  • Proven experience of building networks

What We Offer

As well as a competitive salary, we offer an excellent pension scheme (6% employers’ contribution) and 28 days annual leave plus 10 public holidays. We have a flexible working hours policy, and actively encourage continuous professional development for all our employees. We also offer annual pay progression, and operate a grading structure based on five salary grades. New employees start on point 1 of each salary grade and receive annual increments until the top of the grade is reached. This role is Grade 3 £29,797 – £32,891.

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Communications Officer

  • Part time
  • £29,797 – £32,891 pro-rata
  • Working from home, occasional travel to Edinburgh when restrictions allow
  • Closing 10th May 2021

Zero Tolerance is a Scottish charity working to end men’s violence against women by promoting gender equality and by challenging attitudes which normalise violence and abuse.

What You’ll Do

We are looking for a Communications Officer to join our team and lead on our work to raise public and political awareness of men’s violence against women, and how to prevent it. You will support the organisation’s aims by developing and delivering impactful communication strategies, increasing Zero Tolerance’s profile through both traditional and new media engagement.

What We Need

An excellent communicator with a self-motivated and enthusiastic approach, the successful candidate will have previous experience in a similar role ideally with a sound understanding of violence against women and gender equality. You’ll be a skilled project manager with the ability to work flexibly, often to tight timescales; the willingness to adapt to the needs of a small charity is also essential. You will also have:

  • A strong understanding and experience of working with the media
  • Demonstrable experience of developing, delivering, and evaluating projects
  • Knowledge and experience of developing and delivering social media campaigns via multiple platforms
  • Experience of producing publications for print and online

What We Offer

As well as a competitive salary, we offer an excellent pension scheme (6% employers’ contribution) and 28 days annual leave plus 10 public holidays. We have a flexible working hours policy, and actively encourage continuous professional development for all our employees. We also offer annual pay progression, and operate a grading structure based on four salary bands. New employees start on point 1 of each salary band and receive annual increments until the top of the band is reached. This role is Band 3 £29,797 – £32,891.

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Finance and Admin Officer

  • Part time
  • £26,138 – £28,851 pro-rata
  • Our offices are in Edinburgh, but there is likely to be flexibility about candidate location and home working
  • Closing 2nd July 2021

About Us

Zero Tolerance is a Scottish charity working to end men’s violence against women by promoting gender equality and by challenging attitudes which normalise violence and abuse.

What You’ll Do

We are seeking to appoint a Finance and Admin Officer to provide a professional finance function and support us to operate as a sustainable charity and responsible employer. You will be responsible for the day to day management of Zero Tolerance’s financial systems and lead the procurement of services alongside supporting the Co-Directors and colleagues with administration. The Finance and Admin Officer will also lead on development of organisational and project budgets, as well as provide quarterly management accounts and compile quarterly Board finance reports.

What We Need

With excellent financial acumen, attention to detail and the ability to present financial information clearly to a range of audiences, the successful candidate will have a sound understanding of office practices and procedures. You’ll have practical bookkeeping experience and thorough knowledge and understanding of financial systems including use of financial software. You will also have:

· Understanding of budget and forecast management techniques

· Confidence in liaising on financial matters with external partners

· Ability to organise and manage own work to meet deadlines under pressure and work flexibly in response to changing priorities

· Excellent IT skills, with good working knowledge of MS Office and advanced user of Excel

What We Offer

As well as a competitive salary, we offer an excellent pension scheme (6% employers’ contribution) and 28 days annual leave plus 10 public holidays. We have a flexible working hours policy, and actively encourage continuous professional development for all our employees. We also offer annual pay progression, and operate a grading structure based on four salary bands. New employees start on point 1 of each salary band and receive annual increments until the top of the band is reached. This role is Band 2 £26,138 – £28,851.

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Chair and Trustee Vacancies

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 27th September 2021

Zero Tolerance works to end violence against women and girls (VAWG) in Scotland by changing attitudes and behaviour so that VAWG is not tolerated at any level of Scottish society and abusive men are held to account.

We are at an exciting place in our journey. Zero Tolerance will celebrate 30 years of campaigning in 2022 and we are just about to launch a new 4-year strategy with the following priorities:

1. Strengthen understanding of emerging and neglected forms of VAWG to enable more inclusive and impactful prevention activity

2. Drive improvements in media reporting on VAWG

3. Embed gender equality and VAWG prevention in children and young people’s environments

We are looking for more and different voices to join our board and support our work. We want Zero Tolerance to be a place where feminist leadership happens at all levels and are committed to welcoming Board members from all background. Previous Board experience is not required as we will provide new trustees with full support, including a ‘buddy’ to help learn and develop as a Board member.

Our Chair is coming to the end of their term in 2022 so if you are interested in this role, or working with us to develop into this role, we would love to hear from you.

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Policy and Research Officer

  • Part time
  • £29,797 – £32,891 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh*
  • Closing 5th November 2021

About Us

Zero Tolerance is a Scottish charity working to end men’s violence against women by promoting gender equality and by challenging attitudes which normalise violence and abuse.

Zero Tolerance has a commitment to diversity and challenging all forms of inequality alongside gender inequality. We would be particularly keen to encourage applicants from Black Minority and Ethnic, LGBT, disabled, migrant and other backgrounds currently underrepresented within the women’s sector.

What You’ll Do

We are looking for an experienced Policy and Research Officer to join our team and lead on our work to influence key decision makers and stakeholders across local authorities, Scottish and UK governments and third sector organisations. You will support the organisation’s aims by building and developing effective networks and relationships, whilst monitoring and analysing developing national and local public policy. In addition, you will maintain our organisational evaluation framework and the development and management of ZT’s evidence base, to ensure all of our activities are robustly underpinned.

What We Need

The successful candidate will have previous experience in a similar role with strong knowledge and understanding of violence against women and gender equality. You’ll be a skilled communicator with the ability to present complex ideas to a variety of audiences: as an effective negotiator, you will have the ability to influence at the highest levels with a diversity of stakeholders and partners.

You will also have:

· Clear concise written skills with the ability to turn research evidence into clear findings that inform decisions

· Excellent understanding of the Scottish political landscape

· Demonstrable project management skills, managing both reactive and planned work

· Proven experience of building networks

What We Offer

As well as a competitive salary, we offer an excellent pension scheme (6% employers’ contribution) and 28 days annual leave plus 10 public holidays. We have a flexible working hours policy, and actively encourage continuous professional development for all our employees. We also offer annual pay progression, and operate a grading structure based on five salary grades. New employees start on point 1 of each salary grade and receive annual increments until the top of the grade is reached. This role is Grade 3 £29,797 – £32,891.

*Location: Our office is in Edinburgh. We are currently all working from home. We will review working from home in January 2022 to determine future working arrangements for the organisation.

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Research and Engagement Support Officer

  • Part time
  • £26,138 – £28,851 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh*
  • Closing 8th November 2021

About Us

Zero Tolerance is a Scottish charity working to end men’s violence against women by promoting gender equality and by challenging attitudes which normalise violence and abuse.

Zero Tolerance has a commitment to diversity and challenging all forms of inequality alongside gender inequality. We would be particularly keen to encourage applicants from Black Minority and Ethnic, LGBT, disabled, migrant and other backgrounds currently underrepresented within the women’s sector.

What You’ll Do

We are expanding our team to include the newly created position of Research and Engagement Support Officer. This is an exciting opportunity for a self-motivated individual to contribute to ZT’s primary prevention work, identifying best practice in participatory methods to support our work priorities and ensuring what we do reflects the lived experience of diverse groups of women and girls. The successful candidate will work closely with ZT colleagues to support all aspects of research and engagement, connecting with a wide range of stakeholders to identify new audience groups, disseminate research findings and developing innovative engagement methods. This is a new and developing role; flexibility, feedback and evaluation will be crucial to its success as is a willingness to adapt to the needs of a small charity.

What We Need

The successful candidate will have a good understanding of a variety of research methods including participatory research. You’ll have the ability to work flexibly and prioritise effectively to meet deadlines; a creative approach and excellent problem-solving skills are also essential, as is experience of supporting campaigns and organising events.

You will also have:

· Understanding of VAWG and gender inequality

· Experience of supporting the development, implementation and analysis of research

· Excellent communication skills with the ability to adapt your approach to suit audience need

· A confident approach to own learning and continuous improvement of work

What We Offer

As well as a competitive salary, we offer an excellent pension scheme (6% employers’ contribution) and 28 days annual leave plus 10 public holidays. We have a flexible working hours policy, and actively encourage continuous professional development for all our employees. We also offer annual pay progression, and operate a grading structure based on five salary grades. New employees start on point 1 of each salary grade and receive annual increments until the top of the grade is reached. This role is Grade 2 £26,138 - £28,851.

*Location: Our office is in Edinburgh. We are currently all working from home. We will review working from home in January 2022 to determine future working arrangements for the organisation.

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