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Policy Officer

  • Full time
  • £27,132 – £35,534
  • Stirling
  • Closing 28th January 2022

  • Advertised from 12th January 2022
  • Full-Time/permanent (35 hours per week)


Volunteer Scotland are the only national centre for volunteering; we receive funded support from the Scottish Government and others to:

  • research, demonstrate and measure the impact made by volunteers
  • develop volunteer practice through training and accreditation as well as useful volunteer development tools, policies and guides
  • offer a one stop digital gateway to anyone looking for volunteer opportunities
  • support organisations to advertise volunteer opportunities and events online
  • provide an expert disclosure service for voluntary organisations
  • promote and grow volunteering through partners, funders, Government, and policy makers
  • work with others to support projects, innovation and creativity in volunteering

Whichever part of Volunteer Scotland you’re joining, you’ll find yourself surrounded by a fantastic team, solid values, and lots of scope to grow and make a real difference. We are centrally located in Stirling with close proximity to transport links and offer a very flexible approach to working patterns.

We offer various benefits including 28 days holiday, Volunteer days off, life assurance, eye care vouchers, and an annual contribution towards personal learning of your choice. We are proud to have been awarded gold standard in our Healthy Working Lives and Investors in People accreditations.

We currently have a fantastic opportunity for a dedicated and experienced Policy Officer to join our team.

Reporting to the Head of Research and Evaluation, you will track and interpret Scottish Government policy relevant to volunteering; use this policy context to inform the policy position of Volunteer Scotland and our partners; and support Volunteer Scotland’s key role in ensuring that public policy takes account of the contribution of volunteering to volunteers, beneficiaries and wider society. The successful candidate should have experience of supporting organisational policy and influencing policy in a similar role.

Application notes

Closing Date: Friday 28 January 2022

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Volunteer Scotland is committed to equality of opportunity and welcomes applications from all backgrounds and sections of the community.