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Policy & Research Officer

Based in Edinburgh or Glasgow 

35 hours per week. Starting salary £26,664 plus contributory pension   

An exciting opportunity has arisen to work with Victim Support Scotland (VSS) as a Policy and Research Officer, as part of the Communications and External Affairs team. 

The role is to support the work, and to build the profile, influence and credibility of VSS with Scottish politicians, political parties and opinions formers developing and bringing about policies and practices that deliver immediate and lasting change for victims and witnesses.   

Working closely with VSS’s Head of Communications & External Affairs, you will ideally be degree educated (in social sciences or similar) and you must have knowledge and/or work experience in parliamentary, public affairs or policy research. You will have demonstrable understanding of social policy, criminal and community justice issues in Scotland and have experience of undertaking and publishing research as well as public speaking.  

This post will be subject to a Standard Disclosure Check.     

This is a great opportunity to develop your skills and experience in an organisation committed to helping and supporting Victims and Witnesses of crime.

If you have any questions regarding this role, you may contact Mike Findlay (Head of Communications & External Affairs): 

You can download a full Job Description, Summary Terms & ConditionsApplication FormApplication Guidance Notes and Equal Opportunities Form

Completed applications should be returned by 5pm on Friday, 17 May 2019 

Interviews to be held in Glasgow on Thursday, 30 May 2019

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