Featured Job Public Affairs and Communications Officer (Scotland)

Posted: June 5, 2018

Job Details

  • Charity Retail Association
  • Public Affairs
  • Part Time
  • £28-30,000 pro rata
  • At home within reach of Edinburgh and Glasgow
  • 16/07/2018
Charity Retail Association

Job Description

The organisation
The Charity Retail Association is the only body in the UK to represent the interests of charity shops. Our members range from high street brands like Oxfam and Cancer Research UK, to individual hospice shops and everything in between. Together they represent around 80 per cent of all UK charity stores.

We lobby and campaign as the voice of the sector, provide business insight to charities through research, and put on high profile networking and learning events to support our members.

The role
This role is an exciting opportunity to help us to grow our presence in Scotland, the Scottish Parliament and amongst key third sector partners, and to communicate effectively with our Scottish members.

The post is based at home but will maintain excellent communication links to our public affairs team based in London.

The role will represent the voice of the Charity Retail Association in Scotland and will therefore be required to have easy access to Edinburgh and Glasgow to attend meetings and political events on our behalf with politicians and policy makers.

The candidate
The successful candidate will:
• have a track record of influencing policy
• be a confident network builder with a history of sustaining political relationships
• have an excellent understanding of Scottish politics, policy making and the Scottish political environment
• be a self-starter able to work unsupervised and on their own initiative
• have excellent interpersonal skills and understanding of how to communicate with staff and volunteers in the charity retail sector

If this sounds like you, then please read on to find out how to apply.

Additional Information

Hours – Part Time (two days per week)
Pension – after satisfactory completion of three months’ probation we will contribute 10 per cent of salary to the company pension scheme
Holiday – 25 days (pro rata) plus week between Christmas and New Year
Reporting to – Head of Public Affairs and Research
Childcare vouchers

To access the Job Description and Person Specification click here (Word) or here (PDF).

To apply please send a CV and covering letter (please pay particular attention to the person specification when writing these) to matt@charityretail.org.uk by 16 July 2018 at 9am. If you have any questions about the role, please call Matt Kelcher on 020 7697 4075.

We aim to shortlist before 20 July 2018 with interviews taking place in Edinburgh on 27 July 2018.