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Policy Officer

  • Full time
  • £24,720 – £28,000
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 28th August 2019

  • Advertised from 12th August 2019
  • Hours per week: 35. Permanent.


About the job

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.

We are currently looking for a full-time Policy Officer to join the Impact team in our Edinburgh offices. The position is offered on a permanent basis.

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 Policy Officer will be responsible for supporting the delivery of projects within the Citizens Advice Scotland Impact Workplan across different areas but will initially focus on working on Social Justice.

The successful candidate will have demonstrable knowledge and understanding of relevant policy areas across the UK and Scotland, including any associated regulations. Ideally, you’ll have good understanding of Social Justice issues such as social security, employment and/or housing. You will also have a great ability to effectively interpret quantitative and qualitative data as well as excellent analytical, written and oral communication skills.

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

For more information, please refer to the Job Pack which can be downloaded using the links below or on our vacancies page.

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. For more details of some of the other benefits on offer to our employees, please see the section on Employee benefits in the Job Pack.

Application notes

To apply for this role, please send completed copies of the Personal Details Form, along with your current CV to:

In addition, we ask you to provide a short written statement (maximum of two pages) with examples which demonstrate how you meet the requirements of the post, as set out in the job description and person specification.

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

Equality & diversity monitoring

To help Citizens Advice Scotland monitor equality and diversity statistics please return the Equality & Diversity Monitoring Form separate from your other application documents by emailing it to:

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)