Policy and Participation Officer (Challenging Public Debt Recovery)

  • Part time
  • £37,210 – £39,900 pro-rata
  • You can complete work from home or utilise a local office base but you may be required to travel to attend meetings. (Hybrid)
  • Closing 14th April 2024

  • Advertised from 25th March 2024
  • (salaries under review) 3 year contract. 18.75 hours per week.


Please note our salaries are under review and we await confirmation of our cost of living uplift which would take effect from 1st April 2024.

This is a part-time post working 18.75 hours per week (half time). Hours of work can be worked flexibly although there may be a requirement for some work in the evenings or at weekends. There is a 5% unsocial hours allowance included in the salary to accommodate this expectation.

You can complete work from home or utilise a local office base but you may be required to travel to attend meetings.

About Aberlour …

We are a values driven organisation delivering over 40 services across Scotland supporting children, young people and families.

We have a strong record of using knowledge and evidence from our work to campaign for the rights of children, young people and families across Scotland.

We are looking to conduct a specific 3 year programme to focus on public sector debt and the impacts on low-income families.

What we are looking for...

You will support our Senior Policy Lead through identifying appropriate ways for children, young people and families to share their views and experiences around the impact of public sector debt. Your research will help frame our campaign work and ability to influence stakeholders at local and national government level.

You will have knowledge of the current Scottish political system at a national and local level with awareness of social justice and anti-poverty policy in Scotland and children and young people’s rights such as the UNCRC and The Promise. You will have experience working in the third sector along with skills in research and analysis.

Please see the job description for further details about the role along with the required qualification level.

What we offer...

As well as a supportive team, we want all our employees to feel valued and rewarded for the vital work they do. When you work with us, we'll recognise your efforts with generous annual leave, an excellent employer pension scheme, life assurance worth 3x salary and a range of deals and discounts across various retailers.

Application notes

Please go to our website aberlour.org.uk/jobs where you can apply online. If you have any queries please e-mail: jobs@aberlour.org.uk Applications are welcome from diverse ethnic minority and cultural communities and under-represented faith and religious groups.

Aberlour is committed to the safeguarding and welfare of all our service users and uses a thorough and rigorous recruitment and selection process including PVG Scheme checks to ensure this commitment is not compromised.

Applications to be returned by: Sunday 14th April 2024

We hope to hold interviews week commencing 22nd April