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Senior Policy Officer / Policy Manager

  • Full time
  • £35,000 – £40,000
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 22nd December 2023

  • Advertised from 5th December 2023


Homes for Scotland (HFS) is currently recruiting for a Senior Policy Officer / Policy Manager.

As the only organisation which represents home building across all tenures and all geographies across Scotland, we are passionate in the pursuit of our objective of helping members to deliver more homes to meet the needs and aspirations of all those living in Scotland. The home building sector needs a supportive operational environment to ensure that the substantial social and economic benefits associated with delivering more homes can be realised. Your passion and commitment will help ensure those living in Scotland have access to the full range of housing options required to meet need and aspiration.

The successful applicant will support the Director of Policy across all policy areas relevant to the delivery of new homes and manage the preparation of robust and evidence-based responses to the Scottish Government and others to represent the issues faced by members. This includes challenging emerging policy which may negatively impact the delivery of new homes. The successful applicant will also support the Chief Executive and other members of the HFS team and membership in the effective operation of all aspects of the business, particularly in ensuring the team is kept up to date on all relevant existing and emerging policy, data, social and economic trends and events and that our messaging reflects these issues.

We are looking for an experienced, collaborative, personable and astute individual who can self-manage a busy workload and engage confidently with members and our wide-ranging stakeholders. Currently, you may or may not be working in the home building or housing sector but you must be interested in the wide spectrum of issues and views associated with the delivery of more homes and be able to express the views of the sector clearly and positively whilst remaining cognisant of the wider economic, social, and political environment within which our members operate. This full-time position based in our Edinburgh office will reward you with a competitive salary, generous pension contribution, private life cover, health cash plan, health insurance and cycle to work schemes also offered. We operate a flexible working policy.

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Application notes

To apply, please send cover letter and 2 page CV to

Closing date 22nd December.