Job Title: Senior Practitioner (Policy & Research)

Pay Grade: £27,576-£30,036 per annum, dependent on experience

Duration: Fixed term to 31st March 2020, funding dependent thereafter

Location: Edinburgh or Glasgow, with possible travel around Scotland

Hours: Full-time, 37hrs per week

Leave: 37 days

Probation: 6 months

Pension: Auto-enrolment with TPT Solutions Flexible Retirement Plan

Interview Date:              4th September (provisional)

Closing Date: 24thAugust 2018 (4pm)

Our client’s mission is to play a leading role in the provision of quality youth work to LGBTI young people that promotes their health and wellbeing, and to be a valued and influential partner in LGBTI equality and human rights.

At this time, our client is currently looking for individual who is passionate about improving the lives of young people to come and join the team as a Senior Practitioner with a specific focus on Policy and Research.

Principal Responsibilities:

  • Lead on and undertake policy analysis and briefings on a Scotland, UK and EU level, ensuring responses represent the views and experiences of LGBTI young people and have a clear evidence base.
  • Liaise with MSPs and key decision makers to ensure that Scotland’s policy landscape meets the needs of LGBTI young people (aligned to LGBT Youth Scotland’s Manifesto to ‘Improve the Lives of LGBTI young people in Scotland’ (2016 – 2021)
  • Lead on the development of organisational research, identifying new partnerships and identifying resources.
  • Ensure the finding of LGBT Youth Scotland’s Life in Scotland research is shared widely, ensuring legacy and impact.
  • Manage and support staff and volunteers supporting the policy and research functions of the organisation; ensuring they are they have opportunities to develop and key deliverables are achieved.
  • Identify and support opportunities for LGBTI young people to meaningfully engage with MSPs, Ministers and key decision makers; ensuring their voices are heard in decision that affect their lives.
  • Work closely with the Scottish Government and attend relevant meetings on behalf of LGBT Youth Scotland.
  • Oversee and support the implementation of LGBT Youth Scotland’s campaigns.
  • Work in partnership with organisations, colleagues and young people, recognising their expertise and knowledge.
  • Support the implementation and development of key organisational priorities (outlined in LGBT Youth Scotland’s ‘Strategy for a Sustainable Future’ 2018 -2023) , and other tasks as required.

The Ideal Candidate:

  • Educated to degree level in a relevant subject.
  • More than five years’ relevant experience.
  • Experience of policy work and/ or influencing decision makers.
  • Experience of people and project management.
  • Experience of working in the field of equality, human rights or domestic abuse sectors.
  • Experience of interacting and communicating effectively with a diverse range of professionals.
  • Experience of carrying out research, consulting with others and presenting data.

If you have the relevant skills and experience and are seeking a new career, then send your CV to, with the subject line referring to the position and where you found it. Alternatively, call 01772 886799.

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