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Policy and Parliamentary Manager

  • Full time
  • £35,050
  • 166 Buchanan Street, Glasgow, G1 2LW*
  • Closing 29th January 2023


  • Advertised from 19th December 2022
  • 34 hours per week
  • Pension: 10% employer contribution. Holiday entitlement: 28 days of annual leave and 13 public holidays.

Role

*Close the Gap is operating a hybrid working model, with the option to work from the Buchanan Street office or from desk space in Edinburgh.

Responsible to: Executive Director

The post is fixed term, funded until 30 September 2024 with a potential extension, depending on funding.

Close the Gap values diversity in our workforce, and recognise the benefits it brings to the organisation. We therefore particularly encourage applications from racially minoritised people and disabled people who are currently under-represented in the organisation.

We’re strongly committed to enabling flexible working for staff, and will consider all options to enable applicants to work flexibly.

Purpose

To influence policy around women’s labour market equality by developing policy reports, briefings and consultation responses, and participating in strategic level policy work. To deliver Close the Gap’s parliamentary engagement work, influence parliamentary processes, and shape Close the Gap’s approach to progressing its policy advocacy priorities.

Role

We’re looking for an enthusiastic person to lead on Close the Gap’s parliamentary work, engaging with parliamentarians and committees, and influencing legislative processes. You’ll be working in our small, busy team to influence policy around the causes of the gender pay gap by producing policy analysis, briefings and advocacy materials, and building and managing relationships with key stakeholders. Committed to an intersectional approach to women’s labour market equality, you’ll also be supporting a research project on disabled women’s experiences of work.

Organisation profile

Close the Gap is Scotland’s policy advocacy organisation working on women’s labour market participation. We work strategically with policymakers, employers and unions to address the causes of the gender pay gap. We deliver advocacy to influence policy and legislative change; produce research, analysis and insight into women’s diverse experiences of the labour market; and influence employers to develop intersectional, gender-sensitive employment practice.

Application notes

Electronic applications must be submitted using our online application form which you can find on our website at closethegap.org.uk/jobs. If you are unable to use an online application process please contact us at info@closethegap.org.uk

The deadline for applications is Sunday 29 January 2023.

You will be notified by Thursday 9 February 2023 if you have been selected for interview.

It is anticipated that the interviews will take place remotely during the week commencing 20 February 2023.

Close the Gap (SCIO) (known as Close the Gap) is a Scottish charity, no SC046842.