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Top job! Policy and Advocacy Manager Scotland – maternity cover

  • Part time
  • £40,928 pro-rata
  • Scotland - Depending on location the post holder may be based within a hospice office combined with a flexible approach to working from home
  • Closing 2nd August 2021

  • Advertised from 21st July 2021


Dynamic and proactive Policy & Advocacy Manager for Scotland sought by national hospice care charity.

Are you looking for your next policy challenge and would welcome the opportunity to shape the future of end of life care in Scotland with the UK’s leading hospice care charity?

Hospice UK is looking for an experienced and creative Policy & Advocacy Manager to help drive its strategic aims in Scotland.

The role

Reporting to the Head of Policy & Advocacy, the Policy and Advocacy Manager Scotland will identify routes to positive change, influence decision makers, develop policy positions and build partnerships in the interests of people at the end of life and their families and carers, alongside our member hospices, as we work towards our vision of hospice care for every person in need.

This is a key role in the organisation which to help us drive our vision and play a leading role the strategic direction of hospice and end of life care in Scotland, at a time when death, dying and bereavement is high on the public and political agenda.

This is a part-time role (0.7 FTE) on a fixed term contract covering up to a year’s maternity leave.

The candidate

We are seeking a confident self-starter who is able to manage the complexity of continuing to develop and deliver our policy presence in Scotland and creating opportunities to achieve our policy and advocacy ambitions. The right candidate will be a self-motivated, resilient, creative and experienced policy and advocacy professional.

You will have solid experience in policy, with a track record of contributing to and achieving positive change. You will be strategic, dynamic and bursting with ideas, as well as having excellent judgement and a well-honed ability to deal sensitively with a range of stakeholders.

More information about the role refer to the job description.

About us

Hospice UK is the leading charity supporting hospice care throughout the UK. Our vision is hospice care for every person in need and our mission is to enable hospice care to transform the way society cares for the dying and those around them.

Hospice care supports approximately 225,000 people with terminal and life-limiting conditions in the UK each year, with some 22,000 of those in Scotland. Hospices also have an important role in supporting families, especially in providing bereavement support.

Our strategic goals for 2017 - 2022 are to:

  • Extend our reach and enable hospice quality care to be delivered in any setting
  • Tackle inequality and widen access to hospice care
  • Work with communities to build capacity and resilience to care for those at the end of life
  • Empower a strong, dynamic and responsive hospice sector


There is a strong preference for being based in Scotland. Depending on location the post holder may be based within a hospice office combined with a flexible approach to working from home.

The head office of Hospice UK is in London. The post will have full web-based connection to Hospice UK, regular access to the line manager and colleagues through email, face to face when covid restrictions ease, internet based video calls and telephone.

Application notes

If you would like to apply for the role, please send us your CV along with your completed Support Statement Form and equalities monitoring form to by the closing date.

The closing date is 10am on Monday 2 August 2021.

Interviews are scheduled to take place (virtually, using Zoom) between Monday 9 and Tuesday 10 August 2021.

Hospice UK values equality and diversity, and strives to be inclusive. We recognise the benefit and value of having people from a range of backgrounds, heritages, ages, experiences and skills in our organisation.