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Policy and Participation Officer

  • Part time
  • £34,847 pro-rata
  • This post can work flexibly from home with some work from our offices in Stirling or Glasgow
  • Closing 16th May 2022

  • Advertised from 3rd May 2022
  • 18.75 hours per week – maternity cover until August 2023


Aberlour continues to aspire to be a leading voice for the children, young people and families we support across Scotland. We have had success in influencing policy decisions, but the challenge continues. We are looking for someone to help us meet this challenge.

What we are looking for....

You will research internally with the children, young people and families we support, and externally with legislative, political and policy analysis, to provide an overview and guidance on key policy matters.

You will have an awareness of the current Scottish political system and social policy relating to children, young people and families. You will ideally have had success in writing briefings or papers, running seminars or conferences, or addressing informed and influential audiences.

You will have the ability to think creatively, network successfully forming positive relationships and work in collaboration with others.

To find out more about what we are looking for in out candidates click here

At Aberlour we want to make sure every child and young person has the love, support and opportunity they need to reach their potential. If you share the same vision, we want you to join our team. To have a look at our values to understand more about what we are looking for from our employees click here

What we offer...

As well as a supportive team and excellent training opportunities, we want all our employees to feel valued and rewarded for the vital work they do. When you work with us, we'll recognise your efforts with generous annual leave, an excellent employer pension scheme and a range of deals and discounts across various retailers. Find out more about our Employee Benefits and our commitment to Equality and Diversity here.

Application notes

Please go to our website where you can find out more and apply online.

If you would like to have an informal chat about the role please contact [Martin Canavan, Head of Policy and Participation on 07714 271700].

If you have any other queries about the job please e-mail .

Aberlour is committed to the safeguarding and welfare of all our service users and uses a thorough and rigorous recruitment and selection process including PVG Scheme checks to ensure this commitment is not compromised.

Applications to be returned by: midnight on 16th May 2022.

Interviews are expected to take place week commencing 23rd May 2022.

A Scottish Guarantee Co No: SC312912 Scottish Charity No. SC007991