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Policy and Public Affairs Officer

  • Full time
  • £30,010 – £34,577
  • Scotland Office, Ratho (currently home-based)
  • Closing 7th May 2021

  • Advertised from 12th April 2021
  • Band E, Level 1. Plus excellent benefits. 35 hours per week
  • Permanent


At the MS Society, we make sure people living with MS are at the centre of everything we do. And it’s this commitment that unites us across the UK.

Our work is based on the hopes and aspirations of our MS community. Together we campaign at all levels, fund ground-breaking research and provide award winning support and information.

Our people are our greatest asset and the key to our success. We offer a vibrant, progressive environment where you will make a difference.

About this job

We’re looking for an enthusiastic, experienced individual with experience of contributing to policy and the ability to communicate our position in Scotland to a wide range of audiences and develop our profile.

You’ll help mobilise the Scottish MS Community to make a powerful case for continued improvement in the treatment, care and support of people living with MS.

This is a fantastic role for someone who understands the political and policy environment in Scotland, who is outcome-focused and delivers tangible results.

We offer 35 days annual leave (including bank holidays), travel loan and various other benefits such as supported developmental opportunities.

The MS Society is in the midst of an exciting, transformational, period which builds on our great history and will drive us towards achieving our mission and vision as we embark on our new 5 year strategy.

Application notes

In order to apply for this role, please submit an updated CV and supporting statement indicating how you meet the criteria as set out in the person specification in the attached job description.

Completed applications are to be emailed to

If you would like to discuss the role in confidence please contact us via

We are committed to promoting equality and diversity. We would be grateful if you could complete the equality and diversity monitoring form on our website and submit it with your application. The form can be downloaded from here:

Closing date: 9am on Friday 7 May 2021