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Senior Policy & Public Affairs Officer

  • Part time
  • £34,317 – £36,701 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh / Working from home
  • Closing 8th September 2021

  • Advertised from 25th August 2021
  • Pending job evaluation. This is a part-time role (0.6 FTE) on a fixed term contract covering up to a year’s maternity leave.


CHAS is a charity on a mission. We’re going to make sure that wherever there’s a child in Scotland with a life-shortening condition we’re on hand to support them and their family. We want to make sure that no matter how short their time together, it is filled with moments of joy. And we want to make sure that when the time comes, no family has to face the death of their child alone.

This role will support the delivery of our policy priorities as set out in our manifesto – Time is Precious, Time to Act. Specifically, the role will be supporting CHAS’s engagement with parliamentarians, local government, policy makers, civil servants and other stakeholders, helping to raise awareness of, and support for, the priorities and interests of the children and families we support.

We are looking for an enthusiastic self-starter, who has experience successfully influencing policy and working with politicians to make things happen.

An excellent communicator with strong analytical skills, you will have the ability to maintain positive working relationships with internal and external stakeholders as well as a commitment to working with volunteers.

Application notes

To arrange an informal discussion about this post please contact Mona Vaghefian – Policy & Public Affairs Manager -

Further information about the role and benefits of working for CHAS can be found in the attached documents.

For an informal chat about the position, please contact Ian Shannon, Estates Manager on 07880 071 057.

For any queries regarding the recruitment process, please contact our HR Team by emailing

To be part of the future of CHAS, visit our CHAS Careers website and complete our online application form. Please note that we are unable to accept CV’s.

This post is subject to a Disclosure Scotland Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) check.