Policy Officer - Scotland

Policy Officer - Scotland

  • Location


  • Sector:

    Policy, Advocacy & Campaigns

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  • Salary:

    £16.48 - 16.48 per hour

  • Contact :

    Ryan Elmer

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  • Contact phone:

    020 7820 7313

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  • Published:

    about 2 months ago

  • Closing date:


  • Consultant:


Harris Hill is working with an educational/ mental health membership body, to assist in finding an experienced Policy Officer who can get to the Edinburgh office. However, the client will also consider London based candidates.

This role is 3 to 6 months, full time and pays £30kpa.

To provide administrative and policy support to the Officers of the organisation in Scotland
To assist with background research for policy and parliamentary work.
Working with Scotland's Officers to influence Scottish Government and policy makers on key mental health issues and delivering campaigns in line with the Scotland strategy.
To develop and enhance the status of Scotlands Officers as high-level commentators on mental health.

Essential experience:
Proven experience and knowledge of the health and social care sector in Scotland.
Evidence of understanding of the government structures and the policy environment in Scotland and experience of delivering measurable change through influencing of stakeholders
Effective team-working skills and the ability to work effectively across multiple teams in a professional environment.
Proven ability to communicate clearly and persuasively to a range of stakeholders both verbally and in writing.
Outstanding interpersonal skills with evidence of the ability effectively collaborate with key internal and external senior stakeholders to deliver on outcomes.
Evidence of developing effective partnerships and joint working initiatives with a wide range of sectors.
Excellent organisation and time management skills.
Experience of using a range of technology including CRM, CMS, social media, electronic newsletters and Office.
The ability to work without close supervision and to prioritise work effectively.
Willingness to travel and stay away overnight.