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Policy and Parliamentary Manager

  • Full time
  • £33,527
  • Edinburgh with hybrid working
  • Closing 22nd August 2022

  • Advertised from 20th July 2022
  • 35 hours / week*


About us:

Engender is Scotland’s feminist policy and advocacy organisation. We have a vision for a Scotland in which women and men have equal opportunities in life, equal access to resources and power, and are equally safe and secure from harm. We have worked in Scotland for 25 years to advance equality between women and men, producing research, lobbying decision makers and empowering women to campaign for change.

About the role:

In this role you will deliver Engender’s strategic engagement with the Scottish Parliament and Government. You will regularly meet with stakeholders including Scottish Government Ministers, Members of the Scottish Parliament, and other officials to advocate for policies that advance intersectional gender equality and ensure that women’s experiences are reflected in policy making. You will play a vital role in the development of Engender’s external positions, undertaking analysis of public policy, research, and producing high quality written materials, as well as collaborating with colleagues to engage diverse communities of women and amplify critical issues around women’s equality in Scotland.

What we are looking for:

We are looking for someone who is highly motivated to advocate for change on gender equality in Scotland, who can build and develop relationships with diverse stakeholders and who can represent and communicate issues in a wide range of spaces. Working knowledge of the Scottish political context is a must, as well as confidence in researching, collating, and presenting information, a clear writing style, and the ability to collaborate as part of a team.

What we can offer you:

To ensure that our staff thrive and succeed at Engender, we are working to create a workplace that is inclusive, accessible, flexible and fair, and where differences in background, culture, identity and lived experience are valued and respected. As a feminist employer we strive to reflect our principles in our practice and are proud of the wide range of flexible working opportunities that we are happy to consider. This includes but is not limited to; home and hybrid working, condensed hours, annualised hours, term-time working, flexible hours of work, part-time / reduced hours and job-share.

*In addition to our generous annual leave entitlement, and employee pension scheme, we are also currently planning to undertake a trial of a 4-day working week later in the year.

We encourage applications from people from a range of backgrounds, including those that may be under-represented in the NGO Sector in Scotland, including but not limited to, people from minority ethnic communities, people with disabilities, LGBT communities and people who have experienced economic deprivation.

Application notes

To apply for this role please visit our website: here

To learn more about working at Engender and for information and guidance on our recruitment process, please visit our website: here

The closing date for applications is 22nd of August (at 23.59 hrs)

Interviews are provisionally scheduled for 31st of August and will be conducted remotely