Could you be our new Policy Engagement Lead? Kimberley Somerside has set a high bar as the current post-holder for the past two years but now she is moving on, so we are on the hunt for a worthy successor. The deadline for applications is 9.00 a.m. on Monday 13th November 2023, so if you think this is the job for you, read on.
Job title: Policy Engagement Lead
Contract: 35 hours, Monday to Friday
Location: Edinburgh (with hybrid working options)
Salary: £35,112 (VHS Grade 3)
VHS is Scotland’s leading intermediary and network for health charities and other third sector organisations involved in health. We work with our members and wider networks to address health inequalities and help people live healthier, fairer lives. This is a fantastic time to join us in this key role, as we build on the success of our influencing activities and look to expand our reach.
You will need an excellent track record in policy work and be capable of delivering consistently high quality work in a fast-paced working environment. You will plan and deliver an effective programme of policy, research and public affairs work, with a strong emphasis on external engagement with VHS members, Scottish Government, Scottish Parliament, and a wide range of other external stakeholders. You need to be a confident and pro-active communicator and skilled in using a range of media, working face to face and digitally. Reporting to the Chief Executive, you will be a strong team player and thrive on working collaboratively internally and externally.
We would love to hear from you if this role excites you and matches your skills and experience.
Benefits: 25 days annual leave, 7 public holidays, 6 floating and office closure days, 6% pension employer contribution (terms and conditions apply), death in service insurance.
For more information and to apply, download the job description, application form and equality monitoring form.
Closing date: 9.00 am, Monday 13th November 2023.
Interviews: 27th to 29th November 2023.