We are recruiting a full-time Participation & Development Officer for a fixed-term period until the end of August 2024. This role will help us facilitate our JustCitizens migrant advisory panel and connect our team of lawyers with our migration sector partners in community-based and grassroots organisations across Scotland.
Launched in 2020, our JustCitizens panel (justcitizens.scot) is a group of 15 migrants living in Scotland from a diverse range of countries and backgrounds, working to build a broad and inclusive vision of citizenship in Scotland.
This is a new role, and you will be responsible for facilitating our JustCitizens panel, identifying barriers to participation and ensuring that our panel members are supported and empowered to shape our policy, influencing and campaigning strategies.
You will also work to connect our team of lawyers with community-based and grassroots organisations across Scotland, sharing frontline experience from our casework and our legal expertise, and building partnerships that secure migrants’ rights and promote a more inclusive approach to migrants in Scotland.
If successful, you will work under the supervision of our Legal Director & Head of the Scottish Refugee and Migrant Centre (SRMC), as well as working closely with our Director of Policy & Strategy at JustRight for All, which is our policy, research and training hub.
Candidates must have two or more years of relevant experience in an equivalent role, or a degree or qualification in a related field, such as community organising / development, advocacy or project management as well as a commitment to tackling inequality, promoting human rights and working to achieve social justice.
This is an exciting new role with the opportunity to help us shape how we communicate about our work publicly, how we can empower people and organisations by sharing our lived experience and professional legal expertise and how we campaign effectively for positive social change.
Closing date: Midnight, 3 December 2021
Interviews: w/c 13 December 2021 (provisional dates only)
To apply please download the application pack here, or contact Jenny Cook at Recruitment@justrightscotland.org.uk