LINK Advocacy Officer
Salary: £25,500 – £28,000 pro rata to 3.5 days per week (24.5 hours)
Contract duration: 36 months to Spring 2021
Closing Date: 22 March 2018
Interview Date: 11 April 2018
An exciting new opportunity with Scotland’s voluntary environment network, working with LINK’s advocacy team to support political strategy and help to inform the collective work of the thirty-five+ organisations.
This role involves coordination of several LINK policy groups, coordination of research, consensus-building, supporting development of policy positions, alliance building with organisations beyond the network and advocacy with a range of stakeholders and decision-makers. The Advocacy Officer will advise members on relevant environmental and sustainability issues, help to build their capacity in advocacy and communications, prepare materials, co-ordinate events, and sometimes represent LINK. The successful candidate will have experience of policy work and of advocacy for change and be familiar with networks. A good working knowledge of government, parliament and politics in Scotland and awareness of wider environmental and policy contexts across the UK and beyond is important. The ability to deal effectively with a large and fast-evolving workload and very good team-working and communication skills will matter. Further information including application pack can be accessed by following the links below:-
To apply please complete both the Application form and Equalities monitoring form and return to Karen Paterson at LINK – firstname.lastname@example.org by 5pm on 22nd March. For informal discussion please also contact Karen, tel 01738 630804.