Living Wage Project Assistant (LWPA)

  • Part time
  • £23,248 pro-rata
  • Glasgow, but home working until further notice
  • Closing 21st June 2021

  • Advertised from 3rd June 2021
  • 28 hours per week. Fixed Term until 31st March 2022 with likely extension
  • Plus 6% pension.


The Poverty Alliance are recruiting a Living Wage Project Assistant to support delivery of our highly successful national programme: Living Wage Scotland.

Living Wage Scotland was launched in 2014 by the Poverty Alliance to increase the number of employers that are recognised for paying their staff the real Living Wage. It is a partnership with the Living Wage Foundation, funded by the Scottish Government. The Living Wage employer movement has grown to now over 1900 employers in Scotland, and over 7000 across the UK.

At a time of expansion in our work, we are seeking a Living Wage Project Assistant to support our employer engagement, marketing and communications activities that contribute to the growth of the Living Wage employer movement in Scotland, namely promotion of Living Wage employer accreditation, Living Wage Places and Living Hours.

The post will suit a creative individual who has experience in creating written copy and social media content in a professional setting, has excellent verbal and written communication skills and outstanding organisation and prioritisation abilities but also a strong commitment to achieving social justice and a desire to tackle in-work poverty.

Responsibilities will include supporting internal and external communications activities, maintaining our website and social media platforms, contributing to the development of digital and print assets and materials relevant to the project aims (case studies, web materials, articles, promotional resources), supporting events (virtual and in-person), and supporting the delivery of Living Wage Scotland’s communications strategy.

The role will involve close collaborative work within a small team, and direct engagement with our growing network of accredited Living Wage employers.

Line Manager: Living Wage Scotland Manager

Application notes

Closing date for applications: Monday 21st June, 12 noon

Interviews (virtual): Tuesday 29th June

For more information, including a job description and application form please visit

For informal enquiries regarding this post please contact Lynn Anderson

To apply for the post please complete and return the application and equal opportunities form to CVs will not be accepted.

The Poverty Alliance aims to be an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from any person who can demonstrate that they meet the requirements for the post, and we are happy to discuss flexible working arrangements. Please note that the Poverty Alliance has a legal duty to ensure those employed have the right to work and remain in the UK, the successful candidate will be required to confirm their eligibility prior to appointment.