This vacancy has now closed

National Development Officer

  • Full time
  • £29,000
  • Edinburgh home-based
  • Closing 6th July 2020

  • Advertised from 8th June 2020
  • 36.25 hours per week


Are you looking for an exciting new challenge?

SCSN is the national forum for officers who are responsible for the strategic development of community safety at both local and national level, in the private, public and voluntary sector. We are the strategic voice for community safety in Scotland and through working collaboratively with our members and partner agencies, we champion community safety and influence the shaping and development of national policy and local delivery. In 2019 we became an umbrella organisation for community safety, also hosting Neighbourhood Watch Scotland and Home Safety Scotland.

SCSN is looking to recruit a National Development Officer to contribute to the effective development of policy, partnership working and practice for Community Safety in Scotland, providing a unique and valuable contribution to making Scotland a safer place to live, work and visit. The focus of this post will be on supporting activity to prevent unintentional harm and injury.

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate an understanding of community safety, appropriate skills and experience of project development, community engagement, and collaborative working. Key areas of work will include:

Developing papers on policy and practice to inform the community safety network

Supporting the sector to implement current and future national strategies in Scotland

Supporting multi-agency arrangements/ projects to deliver the strategic aims of the Company

SCSN works flexibly across Scotland. We have office space in Edinburgh and Glasgow and staff can also be supported to work from home.

Application notes

For further information or an application pack telephone 0131 225 8700/7772 or email For a confidential discussion about the role please contact

Closing Date: 6th July 2020

Interview Date: Likely to be 14th/15th July 2020

Registered Charity:SC040464 Company Number SC357649