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Policy and Projects Officers

  • Full time or Part time
  • £34,064
  • Edinburgh contract base with flexible home / office working.
  • Closing 5th June 2023

  • Advertised from 15th May 2023
  • Full time and part time opportunities, salary pro rata for part time.


About us

The Coalition of Care and Support Providers is the voice of not-for-profit social care providers in Scotland and we are growing. With new funding, we want to employ a new team of policy and project officers to help us drive change as part of a forward looking, successful team.

CCPS is at the heart of influencing Scotland’s radical social care reform agenda. It’s a busy landscape right now, with great opportunities to make a tangible difference for more than a quarter of a million people supported every year by our membership of more than 90 not-for-profit social care and support providers.

We want to see a social care sector in Scotland where individuals and families can realise their own aspirations, and thrive, through support which is rooted in human rights and meaningful relationships. And we want social care to be designed collaboratively, delivered locally and accessible equitably to everyone who needs it.

As an organisation, we aim to live these values with integrity in how we work with each other, with our members, and with our partners.

CCPS, and its hosted units, influence a range of policy areas focused on national reform agendas, workforce issues, service commissioning and procurement, children and young people, digital / data innovations, housing support and criminal justice. Find out more about our Organisational Commitments here.

The role and recruitment process

We are looking for policy professionals with strong social policy skills and experience, a commitment to collaboration and a creative focus on finding solutions in a complex landscape. You do not need to be specific subject specialists, but you will have a curious mind and willingness to learn.

We are currently advertising for Policy and Projects Officer posts in the following areas:

• Workforce (full time)

• Commissioning and Procurement (full time)

• Criminal Justice (4 days per week or full time) with the Criminal Justice Voluntary Sector Forum

• National social care reform and resilience (three days per week, 9 months)

The benefits

Like many organisations, CCPS is working to update its ways of working, policies, and procedures in light of experiences through the pandemic. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to shape these with us in 2023-24.

Benefits include:

• A salary starting at £34,064

• Joining a high performing and kind team doing meaningful and influential work

• Flexibility in home / office working

• 36 days of annual leave including 11 bank holidays (6 set bank holidays)

• The opportunity to join a Group Personal Pension Plan with an employer contribution of 6% and a minimum employee contribution of 4%.

Application notes

A generic policy and projects officer job description is available to download below.

The core functions of each available role are identical but wording specific to each policy area will be included in a final JD for successful candidates in each role.

Applications are invited by CV and covering letter by 9am on Monday 5th June. In your covering letter please let us know which policy area(s) you are applying to work in and whether you have a preference for a full- or part-time post. Let us know too if you want us to consider a secondment.

In your covering letter please also ensure that you address the key skills, knowledge and experience as set out in the job description as we will use this to support shortlisting. Please keep covering letters to no more than three sides of A4. CVs without such a covering letter will not be accepted. Please email your CV and covering letter to

Interviews are scheduled to take place during the week of 12th June in Edinburgh.

CCPS is committed to providing equal opportunities in employment. We welcome applications from disabled candidates. We are happy to accommodate online interviews for any shortlisted candidate currently unable to meet in person, as well as discussing other adjustments that might support you in the recruitment process.