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Top job! Scotland’s National Action Plan for Human Rights (SNAP): Secretariat Lead

  • Part time
  • £45,431 – £55,888 pro-rata
  • Based in Edinburgh, currently remote working (expected to continue at least in part for the duration of the contract)
  • Closing 2nd August 2021

  • Advertised from 30th June 2021
  • £36,345 - £44,710 for 0.8 FTE – 29 hours, 36 minutes per week (pay award pending)
  • Fixed term for 9 months, with possibility of extension. Secondments will be considered .


Scotland’s National Action Plan for Human Rights (SNAP) is a pioneering, internationally-praised collaboration, designed to improve how international human rights are implemented in practice in Scotland.

This strategic development role will be responsible for establishing and leading a new independent Secretariat for SNAP, setting it on a sustainable and effective footing with strong governance and effective ways of working.

Working closely with people affected by human rights issues and senior leaders from government, the public sector and civil society, the role will also coordinate collective work to develop, refine, prioritise and begin to implement SNAP actions.

The role is funded by the Scottish Government for an initial period of 9 months, with the possibility of extension. The role is currently employed and hosted by the Scottish Human Rights Commission. This is an interim arrangement for the duration of the initial contract.

Application notes

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Closing date for applications: 9 am on Monday 2 August 2021

Interview date: Week commencing 9 August 2021

Please note that CVs will not be accepted and applications received after the deadline will not be considered