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Policy and Consultations Officer

  • Full time
  • £27,828
  • Home based
  • Closing 18th May 2022

  • Advertised from 11th May 2022
  • 35 hrs per week. Temporary for two years.


Reporting to: Chief Executive Officer (AVA) with additional support and supervision from Chief Executive Officer (ACVO).

AVA and ACVO are the Third Sector Interfaces (TSIs) for Aberdeenshire and Aberdeen City respectively. The role of a TSI is to support, connect and promote community, voluntary and third sector organisations so that they can deliver more services for people who rely on them.

In the first of its kind for our organisations, we are seeking to recruit a joint Policy and Consultations Officer. The postholder will be expected to be enthusiastic and self-driven, and able to work within different teams, whilst balancing competing demands. They should be able to interpret local, regional, and national policies as they apply to community, voluntary, and third sector groups and organisations; support those groups and organisations to understand and engage with the policies; and enable AVA and ACVO to prepare effective responses to those policies.

For indicative purposes only, the postholder will be expected to work in the following way:

  • 2 days per week on national policies
  • 1 day per week on City & Shire-wide policies
  • 1 day per week on Aberdeenshire policies
  • 1 day per week on Aberdeen City policies

Application notes

For further information about AVA, please visit

For further information about ACVO, please visit

For further information about the post, please email Daniel Shaw (AVA CEO; to arrange a mutually convenient time for a conversation.

To apply for a recruitment pack, please email

Closing date: Tuesday 18th May at 1200hrs.