Independent Living Fund Scotland
Independent Living Fund Scotland
ILF Scotland operates as a discretionary fund providing financial awards to over 3,000 disabled people in Scotland and Northern Ireland to help them live independently. Our funding enables individuals to pay for care so that they can be supported in their homes and within their local communities.

Current vacancies

Top job! Senior Policy Officer

  • Full time
  • £31,266 – £35,813
  • The role is offered on a hybrid working arrangement, with an office based in Livingston
  • Closing 3rd November 2021

Your New Organisation

ILF Scotland ( is a Non-Departmental Scottish Public Body (NDPB) constituted as a company limited by guarantee. We were created following the closure of the UK ILF in June 2015 and have been administering Scottish ILF funding for existing fund recipients in Scotland and Northern Ireland since 1st July 2015.

ILF Scotland distributes annual funding of approximately £60m to support individual recipients to lead independent lives. Our organisation consists of a dedicated team of around 62, who provide award management services for approximately 5,000 current fund recipients split between the 2015 Fund and Transition Fund.

Our organisation is fully funded by and accountable to, Scottish and Northern Ireland Government Ministers via a Board of Directors. Directors are appointed by Scottish Ministers in-line with the Scottish Public Appointments process.

As a values based organisation, ILF Scotland takes a values led approach to legislative compliance where people and relationship building are a key focus.

Your New Role

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our team where you will be responsible for developing and reviewing ILF Scotland’s Public Policies, Guidance and Procedures based upon your expert understanding of the policy landscape within which ILF Scotland operates, supported by the Director of Policy, Improvement and Engagement.

You will have the opportunity to influence Local Government, Health & Social Care Partnerships / Trusts, COSLA and other decision makers to promote best practice in independent living and encourage cohesion and consistency across key national and local independent living and social care policies. You will also become a source of expert internal advice for colleagues.

You will lead on the successful operation of ILF Scotland’s complaints function in accordance with the Scottish and Northern Ireland Public Services Ombudsmen’s’ standard complaints process and be supported by the Director of Policy Improvement and Engagement.

To be successful

You will hold a degree level qualification with a strong and proven track record of success in similar policy role(s) combined with an awareness and knowledge of Health & Social Care in Scotland and Northern Ireland, the Scottish and UK Government, and the associated policy landscape. You will also have excellent analytical, written and report writing skills alongside the ability to continually re-prioritise and work to tight deadlines. You will be someone who can present to diverse audiences and demonstrate experience in establishing and developing strong stakeholder relationships.

What we Offer

In return, alongside a competitive salary and the opportunity operate in our award winning, flexible working culture we offer a defined benefit pension scheme with a generous employer contribution and related benefits as well as various discounts and memberships.