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Policy and Public Affairs Officer

  • Full time
  • £29,041 – £33,202
  • Based in Edinburgh
  • Closing 17th July 2019

  • Advertised from 26th June 2019


Action on Smoking and Health Scotland (ASH Scotland) is the independent Scottish health charity working for a Scotland free from the harm and inequality caused by tobacco – could you help us to achieve that vision?

Following a restructure, we are seeking to recruit this post to our Policy, Information and Communications Team.

If you are experienced in developing and communicating evidence-based policy, then we’d like to talk to you. This role will also include parliamentary liaison and communications with a wide range of audiences. Excellent written and spoken communication skills are essential for this post.

The ASH Scotland staff team of 19 employees is based in central Edinburgh. Our work is funded by grants from the Scottish Government, British Heart Foundation, Cancer Research UK and others. Our current organisational strategy prioritises improving mental health, reducing poverty, raising the next generation tobacco-free, culture change and driving action in partnership.

Application notes

For further information on this post, please visit our website:

To apply, please send an up-to date CV (no more than two pages) along with a covering letter using the template provided, illustrating why you are interested in the post and how you meet the requirements of the person specification. If you are applying for both posts, please complete a separate covering letter for each post. Applications should be sent to or to:

ASH Scotland

8 Frederick Street

Edinburgh EH2 2HB

The deadline for applications is 5pm on Wednesday 17th July 2019.

Interviews will be held on: Monday 29th July 2019