Policy & Public Affairs Officer

  • Full time
  • £29,912
  • Edinburgh office/currently working from home
  • Closing 20th May 2021

  • Advertised from 29th April 2021
  • Maternity Leave Cover: Fixed Term/up to 12 months. 35 hours per week.


Action on Smoking and Health Scotland (ASH Scotland) is the independent Scottish health charity working for a Scotland free from the harm and inequality caused by tobacco.

We are at a critical time for Scotland’s public health. The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted stark health inequalities and statistics show that in our most hard-pressed communities, a huge 32% of people smoke (compared to 6% in more affluent areas).

Things need to change.

The upcoming Scottish elections and the new Scottish Government offer an opportunity to start improving lives in communities.

Do you want to help us push that change?

We are recruiting for a fixed term Policy and Public Affairs Officer to cover maternity leave for up to 12 months. If you have public affairs and policy experience, we’d love you to join our team at an exciting time. There is much to play for.

Want to help us make a difference?

Please see our website for a job description and application details ashscotland.org.uk/vacancies

Application notes

Applications should be sent to recruitment@ashscotland.org.uk

The deadline for applications: 5pm, Thursday 20th May 2021

Interviews will be held via zoom on: Tuesday 1st June 2021

Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic working restrictions, staff are currently working remotely.

Action on Smoking and Health (Scotland) (ASH Scotland) is a registered Scottish charity (SC 010412) and a company limited by guarantee (Scottish company no 141711). The registered office is 8 Frederick Street, Edinburgh, EH2 2HB