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External Affairs Officer

  • Full time
  • £28,888
  • Based in Edinburgh
  • Closing 18th March 2019

  • Advertised from 1st March 2019
  • 35 hours per week. Job-share applications will be considered.


Scottish Women’s Aid is Scotland’s leading voluntary sector organisation working to prevent domestic abuse and promote effective policy and practice responses for women, children and young people who experience domestic abuse. We are the umbrella organisation for 36 autonomous Women’s Aid groups delivering direct services to women, children and young people across Scotland.

Are you an experienced communications professional, with both an understanding of political and parliamentary processes and the gendered analysis of domestic abuse?

SWA is seeking a diplomatic, results-driven, self-starter with great attention to detail; someone who gets work done within agreed timelines, works on her own initiative, and contributes constructively as part of a team.

Application notes

If you are looking for a meaningful career in a women and children’s rights organisation, with a strong commitment to Scottish Women’s Aid’s values and mission you should download the application pack from our website at:

Closing date: 9am on Monday 18th March 2019. Interviews will be held week commencing 1st April 2019.

Scottish Women’s Aid is committed to promoting equality and diversity and we welcome applications irrespective of age; disability; gender reassignment; marriage and civil partnership; pregnancy and maternity; race; religion or belief and sexual orientation. We understand that some women may have responsibilities as carers and therefore look sympathetically at flexible working patterns, and this post is open to job share.

Applications will be accepted from women only under Schedule 9, part 1 of the Equality Act 2010.

Scottish Women’s Aid is a company limited by guarantee, company no. SC128433,

and a charity registered with the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator, charity no. SC001099.