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Widening Participation Officer

  • Full time
  • £24,000 – £28,000
  • Flexible
  • Closing 5th May 2021

  • Advertised from 15th April 2021
  • 35 hours per week. Fixed term (12 months)


The The core function of this new role is to work directly with Girlguiding Scotland staff, members and potential members and external stakeholders to identify opportunities for innovation and change to overcome socio-economic barriers to participation.

This role will engage with Girlguiding’s inclusion and diversity team and consider how the UK-wide strategy can be implemented in Scotland. This will involve reviewing current participation rates and exploring real and perceived barriers to participation through a series of focus groups and engagement opportunities involving internal and external stakeholders. After 12 months, a series of ‘quick wins’ will have been implemented and a series of longer-term recommendations for action set out.

The successful candidate will be a self-starter, able to demonstrate good planning and organisational skills and an ability to prioritise workload to meet deadlines and business needs when working under pressure. A willingness and ability to work flexibly and effectively as part of a staff-volunteer partnership, sharing information and communicating well with a wide range of individuals will be essential. The role will need an awareness and understanding of the socioeconomic barriers that impact youth and volunteer participation and be able to identify and build relationships with potential partner organisations.

This is a 12 month fixed-term post. There is some flexibility in the location and working pattern, however, the candidate will be required to work 35 hours a week which will include regular evening and weekend work.

Application notes

Application closing date: 12pm 5 May 2021

To find out more about the role and to apply, please visit our website.