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Programme Officer- Equally Safe at Work

  • Full time
  • £32,062
  • Hybrid: 166 Buchanan Street, Glasgow, G1 2LW*
  • Closing 7th July 2024

  • Advertised from 13th June 2024
  • 34 hours per week. The post is fixed term until 31 March 2025, with likely extension subject to funding.
  • Pension: 10% employer contribution. Holiday entitlement: 28 days of annual leave and 13 public holidays.


*Close the Gap is operating a hybrid working model, with the option to work from the Buchanan Street office or from desk space in Edinburgh. An expectation to work from the office one day per week.

Responsible to: Head of Equally Safe at Work

Close the Gap values diversity in our workforce and particularly encourages applications from disabled people and racially minoritised people, who are currently underrepresented.

Flexible working options are available for this role, and we’re open to part-time and jobshare applications.


To work with employers across the public and third sectors in Scotland to progress gender equality and prevent violence against women, by engaging with Close the Gap’s Equally Safe at Work accreditation programme. To support and influence employers to take action, and support the development of innovative approaches to meet the programme criteria. To build capacity in employers and relevant stakeholders on key topics related to women’s labour market equality.


Equally Safe at Work is Close the Gap’s innovative, world-leading employer accreditation programme which enables organisations to develop improved gender-sensitive employment practice, and prevent violence against women. Initially piloted with a group of early adopter councils, Equally Safe at Work has proven to be an effective vehicle for change with 18 employers now accredited, and almost 40 organisations engaged in the Equally Safe at Work community of practice.

We’re looking for someone who’s enthusiastic about being part of this exciting change-making programme. You’ll understand how to make a persuasive argument for action, and how to convey new concepts and information to different audiences. You’ll be an integral part of the team, who’s proactive about getting things done, and able to think creatively in doing the job.

This is a really exciting time to join the team, as Equally Safe at Work has recently opened up to new employers.

Organisation profile

Close the Gap is Scotland’s expert policy advocacy organisation working on women’s labour market participation. Our vision is for a Scotland where all women have a good working life. We do this by influencing policymakers to develop and implement gender-competent policy around women’s labour market participation; developing research and insight into women’s diverse experiences of employment; producing guidance, products and services that will enable and influence employers to address the causes of gender inequality in their workplace; and designing guidance and tools to build capacity in trade union reps to advance women’s workplace equality. Close the Gap has over 20 years’ experience of influencing change and delivering improved outcomes for women in Scotland.

Application notes

Electronic applications must be submitted using our online application form which you can find on our website at If you are unable to use an online application process please contact us at

The deadline for applications is Sunday 7 July 2024.

You will be notified by Thursday 18 July 2024 if you have been selected for interview.

It is anticipated that the interviews will take place remotely during the week commencing 5 August 2024 .

Close the Gap (SCIO) (known as Close the Gap) is a Scottish charity, no SC046842.