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Policy Officer

  • Part time
  • £32,115 – £35,237 pro-rata
  • Hybrid - Glasgow, Edinburgh, Scotland and homeworking considered
  • Closing 23rd January 2022

  • Advertised from 6th January 2022
  • 28 hours per week. Permanent.


RNIB Scotland's Policy and Campaigns team is responsible for changing society and government policy to break down the barriers to equal participation for blind and partially slighted people in everyday life.

Working as part of an ambitious team, you’ll have lead responsibility for several areas of policy and support the wider campaigns team. You’ll work with blind and partially sighted people, and stakeholders inside and outside RNIB to build our expertise on one or more policy topic(s), ensuring we have robust, evidence-based policy positions and solutions. You’ll represent RNIB externally on your lead policy area(s), making interventions to make sure the needs of blind and partially sighted people are taken into account by government, business and the public.

You’ll have substantial experience in policy, campaigning or public affairs, with a track record of securing real change. You’ll have a proactive attitude and an ability to cut through complex and detailed information to identify the key ways to make things better for blind and partially sighted people. You’ll also understand how to communicate effectively with a wide range of audiences in a variety of formats and have great attention to detail. You’ll be committed to ensuring lived experience drives the work you do.

In exchange we offer a competitive salary, a stimulating and supportive working environment and a benefits package including:

• 26 days holiday per year (plus bank holidays), which increase with service

• Excellent pension schemes

Application notes

If you would like to apply for this great job opportunity, please visit our website to apply

The closing date for applications is 23rd January 2022.

We’re the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB Group) and we’re here for everyone affected by sight loss. Working for us means working for one of the UK’s biggest charities, supporting almost two million people living with sight loss in the UK.