Programme Officer (Equally Safe at Work)

  • Full time
  • £28,463
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 10th October 2021

  • Advertised from 8th September 2021
  • 34 hours per week. Pension: 10% employer contribution


Location: 166 Buchanan Street, Glasgow, G1 2LW (homeworking while Covid-19 restrictions are in place)

Responsible to: Programme Manager

The post is fixed term, funded until 30 September 2023, with potential extension depending on funding.

Close the Gap values diversity in our workforce and encourage applications from all sectors of the community. Flexible working options are available for this role.


To deliver the expansion of Close the Gap’s employer accreditation programme Equally Safe at Work in Scotland’s local government, building on the successful pilot. Equally Safe at Work enables employers to develop improved gender-sensitive employment practice to advance gender equality at work and prevent violence against women.


We’re looking for an enthusiastic person to work on the expansion of Equally Safe at Work, Close the Gap’s employer accreditation programme, in Scotland’s local government sector. Committed to women’s labour market equality, you’ll be working closely with Equally Safe at Work colleagues to influence change and supporting councils to develop gender-sensitive employment practice and gain accreditation. You’ll also be developing materials, writing reports, delivering events and building relationships with stakeholders.

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 women’s inequality at work.

Application notes

Electronic applications must be submitted using our online application form which you can find on our website at

If you are unable to use an online application process, please contact us at

The deadline for applications is Sunday 10 October 2021.

You will be notified by Monday 1 November 2021 if you have been selected for interview.

It is anticipated that the interviews will take place remotely during the week commencing 8 November 2021.

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