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Policy & Public Affairs Specialist

  • Full time
  • £38,766
  • Glasgow (On site)
  • Closing 22nd May 2024

  • Advertised from 2nd May 2024
  • 36 hrs per week. Fixed term until 31st March 2025.
  • PPA24


Scottish Refugee Council are recruiting a Policy & Public Affairs Specialist. This role will contribute to our vision; for UK to have a fair, anti-racist and effective asylum and protection system and for equitable and consistent integration policy in Scotland.

You will be passionate about making this happen through supporting Scottish Refugee Council to get its message to politicians and decision-makers. A high standard of written communication is critical in this role and you will have a proven ability to translate complex material into compelling narratives and clear asks for positive change drawing on evidence from our direct work with refugees and organisations that support them in Scotland.

You will hold strong influencing and relationship management skills and experience of how change happens through political institutions, political processes and government in Scotland and the UK.

About us

Scottish Refugee Council is Scotland’s national refugee charity. Every year, we provide direct support and advice to people rebuilding their lives in Scotland, standing up for people’s rights and campaign for a fairer and more humane asylum system and enhanced integration for communities in Scotland.

The vision is for a Scotland in which all people seeking refugee protection are welcome. A place where men, women and children are protected, find safety and support, have their human rights and dignity respected and can achieve their full potential. Together, we can build a better future with refugees in Scotland. Find out more at

Employee benefits package

  • 39 days of leave ( Including public holiday)
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Eye care scheme
  • Enhanced pension scheme
  • Flexible working options
  • Coaching and counselling service
  • Death in service benefit
  • Training and development opportunities
  • Other enhanced pay benefits
  • Casual dress code

Application notes

Closing date: 22nd May 2024 at 10 a.m.

Interviews are expected to take place on Wednesday, 5th of June 2024

Please note that feedback can only be provided to applicants who reach the interview stage.

Visit our website to find out more about the role and to apply.

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Scottish Refugee Council is working towards being an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all members of the community, irrespective of age; disability; gender reassignment; pregnancy and maternity; race; religion and belief; sex and sexual orientation, marriage and civil partnership status.

Scottish Refugee Council is a Registered Charity. Charity Number: SC008639