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Engagement Officer

  • Part time
  • £27,810 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh with hybrid working
  • Closing 25th September 2023

  • Advertised from 24th August 2023
  • 21 hours per week, £16,868 per annum


Are you interested in joining a small team with the vison to see a Scotland where independent advocacy is available to strengthen everyone’s voices. SIAA mission is to actively influence, support and maintain high quality independent advocacy which uphold people’s human rights across Scotland.

The Scottish Independent Advocacy Alliance (SIAA) is a membership organisation responsible for promoting, supporting, and advocating independent advocacy in Scotland. SIAA does not provide independent advocacy; its member organisations and groups do. Independent Advocacy changes lives for the better and our SIAA helps member organisations through our core strategic aims:

• Relationship building

• Growing grassroots independent advocacy

• Evidencing quality

• Promoting independent advocacy

• Safeguarding independence

The Engagement Officer will play a key role in delivering our engagement and development work. This will include engaging with the SIAA membership across Scotland to identify needs and priorities, supporting the development of grassroots independent advocacy across Scotland, and building the capacity of the membership to become more involved and engaged at a membership and national level.

We are looking for an experienced engagement officer, who will be able to adapt to the demands of a membership organisation and a dynamic and fast-paced sector. You will be able to work independently, using your own initiative to resolve challenges or develop opportunities. But you will also know how to work in a small team, sharing information appropriately and contributing enthusiastically to the wider activities of the organisation. You will have experience in community engagement and working with a membership organisation and be committed to the ethos and guiding principles of independent advocacy.

There are options for hybrid working. The team will meet at least once a month in the Edinburgh office. There will be some travel across Scotland involved.

Further information about the role can be found in the Candidate Pack below.

Application notes

The deadline for applications is Monday 25th September at 9am.

Applications should be emailed to

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