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Top job! Head of Advocacy & Partnerships

  • Part time
  • £27,000 – £30,000 pro-rata
  • Home Office (due to Covid, otherwise Edinburgh or Glasgow Office)
  • Closing 13th April 2021

  • Advertised from 22nd March 2021
  • 4 days per week (80%). Contract Length: 10 months fixed term (expected to be renewed annually from there on)


As the Head of Advocacy and Partnerships, you will join a dynamic organisation with a fast-growing team combining activism, professionalism and a close connection Black and people of colour (BPoC) young people.

Intercultural Youth Scotland (IYS) is rapidly becoming Scotland’s major voice for BPoC children and young people. Established two years ago as a small youth work organisation oriented towards BPoC youths, we have grown as a centre of support, creativity and activism for our community. Our team of 20-25 staff members – almost all of us BPoC young people – aim to make IYS a community space, a source of support and a champion for all BPoC children and young people in Scotland.

We centre anti-racism and the experiences of BPoC young people in schools, at work and in personal lives through our Education, Restless Natives and Youth Work programmes. Our governmental and sectoral advocacy is an extension of these priorities, which focuses on upending the entrenched inequalities and structural exclusion that have cut BPoC young people out of decision-making that shapes our lives. When IYS join these spaces of decision-making, we are often the only people present directly engaged and connected into the lives of BPoC young people. Our growing presence in Scotland emanates from this unique position – as both an advocacy organisation and community-oriented organisation.

In response to our dramatic growth over the past year, IYS has restructured our organisation to better reflect our unique profile and ambition for change. This includes the development of the new Advocacy & Partnerships work area, and the Head of Advocacy & Partnerships senior leadership role.

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Closing date 13th April 2021