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Project Co-ordinator

  • Full time
  • £24,720 – £28,000
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 16th January 2020

  • Advertised from 3rd January 2020
  • Salary commensurate with experience. 35 hours per week. Fixed-term Contract for 12 months.


The Citizens Advice network in Scotland is the largest independent advice service in the country. Citizens Advice Scotland is a charity within this network – we act as a national organisation supporting and representing the service as a whole and the interests of citizens. At the heart of the network there are 59 individual citizens advice bureau organisations across Scotland, all operating as independent charities in their own right, and generally focusing on providing support directly to clients. Each of these organisations is a member of Citizens Advice Scotland. Also providing significant added value are the national elements of the service run out of Citizens Advice Scotland, such as the Extra Help Unit. We believe that every citizen should have access to free, impartial and confidential advice that helps them make informed decisions, whenever they need it and however they choose to access it.

CAS runs a series of national specialist services as projects which require centralised project co-ordination.

We are currently recruiting for a full time Project Co-ordinator to ensure successful delivery of the Welfare Reform Mitigation project and the Gambling Support Service. The role is offered on a fixed-term basis for 12 months.

You will have experience of project development, co-ordination and implementation as well as contract management and problem resolution. You will be able to demonstrate your ability to gather and analyse information in order to produce quality reports. You will possess excellent communication skills to be able to build good relationships, manage expectations and communicate information clearly and accessibly. Within your role as Project Co-ordinator, you are expected to contribute to the development of project plans, monitor progress and identify issues.

This is a great opportunity to play a critical role in helping to make society fairer, and in supporting our network of Citizens Advice Bureaux across Scotland.

Employee benefits

Citizens Advice Scotland offers excellent terms and conditions, including a total of 40 days leave (including public holidays) and a pension scheme with an 8% employer contribution. We have a flexitime scheme which enables our employees to work flexibly in line with organisational requirements, and as an inclusive employer we are happy to consider other flexible working arrangements where appropriate. For more details of some of the other benefits on offer to our employees, please see the section on Employee benefits in the Job Pack.

Application notes

Closing date: Thursday, 16 January 2020, 5pm.

Interviews: w/c 20 January 2020

To apply for this role, please send completed copies of the Personal Details Form, along with your current CV to:

In addition, we ask you to provide a short written statement (maximum of two pages) with examples which demonstrate how you meet the requirements of the post, as set out in the job description and person specification.

You can find all necessary forms below or on our website:

Equality & diversity monitoring

To help Citizens Advice Scotland monitor equality and diversity statistics please return the Equality & Diversity Monitoring Form separate from your other application documents by emailing it to:

About the employer

Citizens Advice Scotland is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

The Scottish Association of Citizens Advice Bureaux – Citizens Advice Scotland. Scottish charity (SC016637) and company limited by guarantee (89892)