Scottish Community Safety Network
Scottish Community Safety Network

Charity registered in Scotland SC040464

The Scottish Community Safety Network (SCSN) is the national forum for officers who are responsible for the strategic development of Community Safety at both local and national level in Scotland. As a membership organisation bringing together public, voluntary and private sector organisations, SCSN aims to provide a strategic voice for the sector and to support the achievement of the Scottish Governments national outcomes.


Current vacancies

National Development Officer (NDO)

  • Full time
  • £30,467
  • Home based with flexible working spaces also available
  • Closing 25th July 2022

The Scottish Community Safety Network (SCSN) is a registered charity. We are the strategic voice for community safety in Scotland. We create spaces for collaboration, co-production, dialogue, sharing and learning. We commission research, facilitate workshops, advocate for what works, and coordinate forums and events. We help local and national partners stay informed. We work with a diverse, broad spectrum of stakeholders, including Police Scotland, Scottish Fire and Rescue Service, COSLA, Local Authorities, Community Safety Partnerships (CSPs), Scottish Government and many others.

We are seeking a motivated National Development Officer (NDO) to join our small, agile team, to help push forward improvements to community safety in Scotland. You will become an integral part of the organisation and our National Development Team. You will work closely with the Senior National Development Officer (SNDO) and the other NDO. Your work will be varied, often complex, sometimes challenging but rewarding and satisfying, knowing that real-world change - legislative and practical - can happen as a result of the evidence, advocacy and persuasion we help provide.

This is an excellent opportunity for candidates passionate about community safety, keen to help build resilient communities, and alive to issues affecting citizens and neighbourhoods in Scotland. You will be welcomed as an essential colleague and co-worker, into a team who are looking forward to working with you. SCSN is a progressive, person-centred, compassionate organisation, among the first to trial and permanently adopt 4-day working, with no loss of pay or conditions. SCSN offers staff generous annual leave and wellbeing days too, to help support mental health.

We encourage you to visit our website, to see what we do and who we are. Read the job description and person specification, and please view the short video we have made for you. If you think you are the right fit for us, we would love to hear from you.

SCSN is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all backgrounds and every community.

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Chairperson and Trustees

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 8th November 2021

The Scottish Community Safety Network (The SCSN) is looking for an experienced Chairperson with knowledge of community safety and an understanding of the third sector and its interaction with government, statutory, public and commercial organisations.

SCSN is a registered Scottish Charity (SC357649) and Company Limited by Guarantee in Scotland (SC040464). We are primarily a membership organisation that brings together representatives from across the community safety sector to achieve a shared vision. In 2019 we became an umbrella organisation for community safety, also hosting Neighbourhood Watch Scotland and Home Safety Scotland (a network of home safety organisations and professionals).

We are the strategic voice for community safety in Scotland and through working collaboratively with our members and partner agencies aim to:

  • Provide leadership and be a centre of excellence for the community safety sector
  • Champion community safety and influence the shaping and development of national policy and local delivery
  • Be a collaborative learning, developing and sustainable network.

You can view our Strategic Plan hereand our Business Plan here. Our finance documents are - Annual Report 2020-21 & SCSN Audited Accounts 2020-21

The SCSN continues to go from strength to strength and is a financially stable and viable organisation.

The appointed Chairperson will be experienced in providing effective facilitation, leadership and strategic direction at board level and will be able to represent the Charity to both internal and external stakeholders.

A time commitment of around 2 days per month is required. The Board meets 4 times a year. Due to existing COVID guidelines, at present the meetings are held virtually but going forward may be a mix of online and in person (Edinburgh office).

This post is not remunerated but reasonable expenses will be reimbursed.

The SCSN are also interested in recruiting new board members. Please contact Lorraine Gillies, Lorraine.gillies@scsn.org.uk or 07584020904 for an informal discussion if you are interested.

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