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Top job! Engagement Lead

  • Full time
  • £39,659 – £47,485
  • Flexible remote working
  • Closing 31st August 2022

  • Advertised from 12th August 2022
  • Permanent
  • + pension + holiday + flexible


This post benefits from a range of excellent terms and conditions, holidays entitlement, pension and a hybrid working arrangement that offers flexible working and a blend of office and home-based working.

We are recruiting an Engagement Lead for a new public body, Redress Scotland. We are looking for skilled, experienced people who are committed to living our values of Dignity, Respect and Compassion. We will offer you training, flexible working and support and you will be part of a new and inclusive team.


For decades, children in residential care in Scotland were failed by those entrusted to look after them. Scotland is taking steps to face up to those failing by establishing a financial redress scheme for survivors of historical child abuse in care.

While nothing can ever make up for the suffering survivors have endured, financial redress can provide acknowledgement and recognition of the harm done. A national redress scheme will offer a non-adversarial alternative route to justice and access to support and apology.

To deliver this, the Scottish Government has supported the creation of a new ‘non-departmental public body’ entitled Redress Scotland. This body will assess and make decisions on applications from survivors (and in some cases next of kin) seeking redress. Redress Scotland will be entirely independent of the Scottish Government.


Redress Scotland is primarily a decision-making body. It will not process applications, provide support to applicants or arrange payments. In order to make best use of public resources, all administrative aspects of the national scheme will instead be carried out by Scottish Government without impinging on the independence of Redress Scotland’s decision-making.

Role description

The Engagement Lead will be leading and supporting our work with survivors. This will include working with the Survivor Forum, any other engagement activities, increasing knowledge and understanding of the work of Redress Scotland and supporting work on oral representation given by applicants for redress. This role will support the work of the organisation in ensuring that all survivors are enabled and empowered in any engagement with Redress Scotland and that we live our values of dignity, respect and compassion. The Engagement Lead will work closely with panel members and the senior management team, supporting and enhancing the voice of survivors and ensuring they are influential.

A full Job Description is available for download below.

Application notes

In order to apply, please complete the online application form by 31 August 12 noon

Interviews: On or around 27th September 2022