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Senior Policy Officer (Financial Health)

  • Full time
  • £27,810 – £30,000
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 22nd July 2019

  • Advertised from 2nd July 2019
  • 35 hours per week. Permanent.


The Citizens Advice network in Scotland is the largest independent advice service in the country. Citizens Advice Scotland is a charity within this network – we act as a national organisation supporting and representing the service as a whole and the interests of citizens.

The Impact team at Citizens Advice Scotland seeks to achieve positive change through two main routes:

> Informing and empowering individuals to take action through information, education and campaigning

> Changing policy, practice and law

We work with governments, regulators and business at a UK and Scottish level on improving areas of particular detriment, undertake research and deliver awareness and education campaigns.

The Senior Policy Officer (Financial Health) will be responsible for independent delivery of projects within the Citizens Advice Scotland Impact Workplan in the Financial Health policy area as part of a small Financial Health policy team. The team’s main area of work is around debt and financial capability and the successful candidate will have demonstrable knowledge and understanding of relevant policy across the UK and Scotland.

Additionally, you will have experience of analysing policy documents and writing reports outwith academic studies, liaising with parliamentarians, and influencing external policy/decision making. You will also have an ability to effectively interpret quantitative and qualitative data and excellent communications and analytical skills.

This role offers an exciting opportunity to work at the heart of supporting Scotland's largest independent advice network.

Employee benefits

Citizens Advice Scotland offers excellent terms and conditions, including a total of 40 days leave (including public holidays) and a pension scheme with an 8% employer contribution. We have a flexitime scheme which enables our employees to work flexibly in line with organisational requirements, and as an inclusive employer we are happy to consider other flexible working arrangements where appropriate.

Application notes

Closing date: Monday, 22 July 2019, 5pm

Interviews: Wednesday, 7 August 2019

You can find all necessary forms below or on our website:

About the employer

Citizens Advice Scotland is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

The Scottish Association of Citizens Advice Bureaux – Citizens Advice Scotland. Scottish charity (SC016637) and company limited by guarantee (89892)