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Public Affairs Advisor

  • Full time
  • £42,373
  • Edinburgh – Scotland Office
  • Closing 12th November 2019

  • Advertised from 23rd October 2019
  • Edinburgh – Scotland Office


We are looking for an experienced Public Affairs Adviser to play a leading role in building stronger relationships with members of parliament in Scotland.

The Salvation Army, as a church and registered charity, is one of the country’s largest providers of support to people with the greatest levels of social disadvantage in our country. We provide debt counselling services, run food banks, provide night shelters for homeless people and support people get into long term employment. We provide 3,080 places every night for people experiencing homelessness.

The Scotland Office is working to raise the profile of The Salvation Army in various ways in the political arenas which exist in Scotland. Our aim is to raise awareness of the work of The Salvation Army, to have opportunity to influence policy and legislation in a way that will make a difference to the lives of the people who are using our services throughout Scotland. We do this by developing contacts with MSPs, civil servants, government ministers, secure opportunities to participate in relevant cross party groups and lobby politicians in support of our policies.

Key Responsibilities:

As Public Affairs Advisor you will have a leading role in developing stronger relationships for The Salvation Army with MSPs and will assist in the development of a new public affairs strategy in Scotland. You will share our passion for social justice and be an effective relationship builder and negotiator.

The successful candidate will have a degree level qualification or equivalent, with experience working for a member of parliament and considerable expertise in how parliamentary procedure can be used to further campaigns. Policy experience in any of these three areas - homelessness, modern slavery or universal credit would be an advantage.

Benefits: 25 days annual leave + bank holidays, a contributory pension scheme; season ticket loan; an employee assistance programme

Appointment subject to satisfactory references, proof of right to work in the UK and a satisfactory disclosure check.

Application notes

For further details and to apply please visit The Salvation Army’s website.

Closing date: 12 November 2019

Interview date: 20 November 2019

CVs will not be accepted

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