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Communications & Policy Officer

  • Full time
  • £26,419 – £36,026
  • Edinburgh with flexibility to work from home
  • Closing 29th November 2021

  • Advertised from 2nd November 2021
  • Maternity Cover Temporary Contract. Start 5th January 2022 – Minimum of 9 months Contract Term. Grade £26,419 - £36,026 per annum + benefits


The Scottish Association of Social Work (SASW) is recruiting for a maternity cover Communications & Policy Officer to ideally start 5th January 2022. The successful candidate will:

  • Engage effectively with policy makers in government, lobby for change and campaign actively on issues that directly impact on the social work profession, our members and people with lived experience.
  • Ensure SASW continues to have a strong voice for social work, human rights, social justice and will effectively influence, educate, advocate, challenge and campaign in the best interests of the profession and those who need and use our services.
  • Promote and develop the work of the SASW through effective engagement, influence, campaign lobbying and impact.

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced and committed individual with relevant communications experience and a successful track record of influencing policy change by leading campaigns, lobbying and engaging with all stakeholders including social workers, people with lived experience, politicians, campaign groups, policy representatives and coalition organisations.

As well as being able to demonstrate impact on policy change and experience of using policy, research, public campaigning, media and digital work to influence a broader change the successful candidate will provide excellent written content for internal use and external publications.

Working from our office space in Edinburgh with flexibility to work from home this contract is due to run for a minimum of 9 months and will start 5th January 2022.

BASW warmly welcome applications irrespective of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, ethnicity, nationality, religion, or sexual orientation. We are an equal opportunities employer - so short-listing will be based on the information you provide on the application form, and once short-listing is complete, final selection will take place solely through assessment and interview.

Application notes

Applications should be submitted to - no later than 10am Monday 29th November 2021.

Please visit our website for more info and how to apply

We do not accept CV’s and no agencies please.