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Top job! Head of Policy & Communications (Scotland)

  • Full time
  • £47,500
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 17th June 2019

  • Advertised from 5th June 2019
  • 35 hours per week


Crisis is the national charity for homeless people. We know that homelessness is not inevitable. We know that together we can end it.

About the role

As our first Head of Policy and Communications in Scotland, you will lead our agenda to achieve positive and lasting change to tackle and end homelessness.

Scotland currently leads the way in having a rights-based a progressive agenda on homelessness, but there is much to do to ensure political intentions become a reality.

This new role will oversee Crisis’ political and communications work in Scotland, leading a team that also supports the service delivery, marketing and fundraising objectives of our growing operation.

Knowledge/Skills and Experience:

About you

To be successful in this role you will be:

- a campaigner with a track record of delivering results

- comfortable with policy detail

- an expert communicator to many different types of audience

- an expert in leading motivated teams

We need a passionate advocate for ending homelessness who has a proven ability to lead teams that achieve positive social change.

Above all this, you will share our organisational values, which are central to all that we do.


As a member of the team you will have access to a wide range of employee benefits including:

·Interest free loans to purchase a train season ticket or a bike or for a deposit to secure a tenancy

·Mandatory pension scheme, with an employer contribution of 8.5%

·25 days’ annual leave which increases with service to 28 days

Alongside our excellent staff benefits, we will support your ongoing development to build your skills, experience and career

Application notes

f this sound likes the opportunity for you, please visit our website to apply online. The job description is available on our website by clicking on the 'Vacancy Details' button.

If you need to request an application in an alternative format, please contact the HR Team on 020 7426 3814 / 020 7426 3819 / 020 7426 3864 or e-mail

Closing date: 17 June 2019 (11.59pm)

Interview date: 25 June 2019

We value diversity, promote equality and encourage and applications from people of all backgrounds. We particularly welcome applications from people with lived experience of homelessness.