Electrical Safety First
Electrical Safety First

Charity registered in Scotland SC039990

We are the UK’s leading electrical safety charity, campaigning on issues ranging from electric vehicles to calling for better regulation of online marketplaces. We work with Government, politicians and stakeholders to develop consumer protection and electrical safety regulation. With the need to meet net zero, electricity is clearly set to become an even more important part of our lives, and we have a significant role to play in ensuring that this increased reliance does not come at the expense of consumer safety.

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Grants and Outreach Officer

  • Part time
  • £33,000 pro-rata
  • Hybrid (split between home and Scottish Office, Glasgow or Edinburgh)
  • Closing 21st April 2023

Electrical Safety First is the UK’s leading charity on electrical safety. We want to make sure that everyone in the UK can use electricity safely, and work with the media, government, businesses and the electrical industry to spread our safety messages far and wide.

The charity campaigns on issues that include the need for regular electrical checks, the sale of dangerous electrical goods on online market places, product recall and registration, electrical DIY, and the importance of using registered electricians.

As well as raising awareness with the public, we work with politicians to ensure that the Government is doing all it can to keep people safe from electrical accidents and we deliver targeted funding support for those more vulnerable to harm caused by electricity.

The role

Are you passionate about supporting local communities and helping to keep them safe? Interested in working in the not-for-profit sector?

Campaigning charity, Electrical Safety First, is looking for a Grants and Outreach Officer. You'll play a crucial role in the delivery of our grant scheme programme, which supports community-based organisations to keep people safe when using electricity. Your work will help us reach more communities, aiding the growth of our outreach activities.

You’ll develop relationships with a broad range of stakeholders, from local government, to fire and rescue services, and local safety organisations. You'll lead our interaction with local communities and spread awareness of our safety messages and our campaigns. So, you’ll need to be able to travel when required.

If you have experience in the following, we would love to hear from you:

  • Experience in grants management or related area.
  • Excellent organisational, administration and project management skills.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • A positive ‘can do’ attitude with a clear focus on outcomes and impact.

This is a part-time role (circa 21 hours) offered on a one-year fixed term contract initially. However, it may become permanent beyond this period.

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This vacancy has now closed

Policy and Public Affairs Advisor

  • Full time or Part time
  • Circa £30,000
  • Scotland (Flexible as home working supported. Office working available if required)
  • Closing 3rd December 2021

Electrical Safety First has a fantastic opportunity for a Policy and Public Affairs Advisor, based in Scotland, to assist with the delivery of the Charity's policy and public affairs activities in Scotland and Northern Ireland.

We are the UK’s leading electrical safety charity, campaigning on issues ranging from electric vehicles to calling for better regulation of online marketplaces. We work with Government, politicians and stakeholders to develop consumer protection and electrical safety regulation. With the need to meet net zero, electricity is clearly set to become an even more important part of our lives, and we have a significant role to play in ensuring that this increased reliance does not come at the expense of consumer safety.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Contributing to the planning and delivery of influencing, engagement and campaigning activities in Scotland and Northern Ireland.
  • To monitor and horizon-scan the external policy and public affairs environment in relation to relevant policy areas.
  • To support engagement with relevant politicians, government departments, local government, and external organisations, including establishing, developing and maintaining effective relationships with key parliamentarians and civil servants.
  • Drafting a range of communications, including briefings, consultation responses, policy and research papers, for both internal and external use.
  • Undertaking desktop research to help shape policy development and positions.
  • Representing Electrical Safety First at external meetings, such as Cross-Party Groups, and helping to organise Charity events, including virtual, in parliament and engagement activities at party political conferences.

About You

  • Educated to degree level or relevant experience in a similar role.
  • Ability to work effectively in a fast paced policy and public affairs environment.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills - an articulate, confident, and effective communicator.
  • An analytical approach to problem solving, ability to develop arguments and think logically and analytically.
  • Ability to build effective stakeholder relationships.
  • Basic understanding and awareness of the Governments and Devolved Parliament and Assembly in Scotland and Northern Ireland.
  • Ability to analyse and present data to assist with the development of policy positions.
  • A team player – willing to help support colleagues within the organisation.
  • Highly organised and flexible.
  • Ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines.
  • Good IT skills
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