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Policy and Participation Manager

  • Part time
  • £31,000 – £36,000 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh*
  • Closing 27th November 2022

  • Advertised from 4th November 2022
  • 28 hours per week (0.8FTE), however we are open to discuss a range of flexible working options. Fixed 8 month contract with extension dependent on funding.


We are looking for a caring, confident, creative, and experienced individual to join our small, ambitious and passionate team, to maintain and build supporting trusting relationships with colleagues, the intandem portfolio, young people, and stakeholders. This is an exciting role to ensure the voice of care experienced young people is heard and we use their voice and evidence from our research to make change to #keepthepromise.

intandem is a national mentoring programme, funded by Scottish Government and The Robertson Trust, offering mentors to children and young people aged 8 to 14 years old who are living at home with support from their local authority or with extended family in kinship care. intandem is a voluntary programme with young people who want a mentor connecting weekly with a trained volunteer mentor to have fun, build a trusting relationship and work toward goals. An intandem coordinator helps enable and support this mentoring relationship. intandem is offered in 19 local authorities across Scotland through our 12 partner charities.

We are looking for a motivated, relationship-driven individual with a positive attitude. The successful candidate will be an excellent communicator with both internal and external stakeholders at all levels of seniority. The successful candidate will have an empathy and understanding of the strengths of, and issues affecting children and young people and will be committed to Inspiring Scotland’s vision, mission and values.

As this role involves working with children and young people, you will be required to obtain a PVG scheme membership through Disclosure Scotland which Inspiring Scotland will process for you. We will confirm employment after successful completion of PVG membership and any other necessary checks including references. Having a criminal record will not necessarily prevent an individual from working at Inspiring Scotland. We will only seek information if the nature of the position or work entitles us to ask about spent or unspent convictions.

*Your role is office-based for contractual purposes, however this can be delivered flexibly. The role will involve travel to attend meetings and occasional events.


9.25% employer pension contribution (salary sacrifice scheme available).

Full private medical insurance with option to include family members.

4 x salary Death in Service cover.

29 days annual leave plus 8 days public holiday.

We offer a positive and supportive work environment alongside regular training and development opportunities.

We have an active wellbeing programme led by the staff team as well as a calendar of social events and team building days.

Application notes

An application pack is available to download below.

Deadline for applications: 5pm Sunday 27th November ’22.

Apply by completing an application form and sending it to

Interviews will be held on Thursday 1st December ‘22 (in our Edinburgh office).