Policy and Partnerships Manager

4 days left

Recruiter
Confidential
Location
Edinburgh
Salary
30000.00 - 35000.00 GBP Annual
Posted
02 Sep 2020
Closes
30 Sep 2020
Sectors
Sport & Leisure
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Policy and Partnership Manager - 3 days per week and home working (or Office based)

Client Details

A leading charity

Description

Maintain and develop key relationships with external stakeholders and decision-makers to help advance our charities policy in Scotland
* Monitor new policy and political developments, respond to government consultations, and brief colleagues and members as appropriate
* Develop research and insight on the environment in Scotland, ensuring that the charity is well-informed and that its policy is evidence-based
* Project manage annual research/policy projects, including coordinating advisory groups and managing external consultants as required
* Ensure that members are engaged in policy, and work closely with Scotland branch to guide national priorities and opportunities for influence
* Seek opportunities for communicating policy externally, for instance by writing blogs, articles, content for social media, etc. and representing at external events
* Work with the technical and education team to understand skills gaps, industry concerns, and technical practice issues in Scotland
* Work with the member development team to seek opportunities for engaging existing members, as well as growing the membership in Scotland
* Develop collaborative working relationships with volunteers and member committees, supporting the sector to speak with a united voice
* Provide "dotted-line" management of the Scotland administrator (0.2 FTE of a 0.8 role)
* Contribute to the wider success of the organisation, support cross-team initiatives, and undertake other ad hoc duties as required

Profile

Solid policy development experience, ideally within a professional/membership body
* An understanding of Scottish policy and political processes, and the role of the key actors within it
* Excellent written and verbal communication skills and the ability to build and maintain relationships with a diverse range of people
* Ability to interpret and analyse complex issues and clearly communicate key concepts to expert and non-expert audiences
* Ability and willingness to quickly learn new policy areas, and to fill gaps in knowledge
* Ability to manage own time without supervision

Desirable criteria
* Awareness of the importance of evidence-based policy, and general familiarity with basic research methodologies
* Experience of working with volunteers

Job Offer

Home based working so could be based anywhere in Scotland OR Office based

GBP30,000 - GBP35,000

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