Advocacy Adviser :: Oxfam Scotland

Job Title: Advocacy Advisor

Organisation: Oxfam Scotland

Closing Date: 16th January 2022

Location: Edinburgh, but with hybrid home working to be agreed

Salary: £30,984-£40,168 FTE

Hours: 36 hours a week.

Contract type: Open ended.

Job Description:

Oxfam is a global movement of people working together to end the injustice of poverty.

Do you have significant experience of policy development, political influencing, and effective partnership working with a proven ability to create change?

Are you passionate about ensuring that work disproportionately undertaken by women, paid or unpaid, is better valued, while tackling poverty for everyone in Scotland and globally?

Would you thrive in a fast-paced, output-focused, small team and have the experience, knowledge and energy to drive forward activities independently to an excellent standard?

We are looking for someone with this special mix of skills to be our new Advocacy Advisor in Scotland, working within our highly impactful team in Scotland.

The Role

Oxfam Scotland is looking for an Advocacy Adviser to deliver evidence-based and impactful advocacy in Scotland on Oxfam GB’s (OGB) influencing priorities. This will include, as required, robust policy development, linked research, public affairs, and support for external communications.

The role will have a focus on action to better value roles which are disproportionately undertaken by women, as part of efforts to tackle poverty and inequality in Scotland. You will also support Oxfam’s wider influencing on the climate emergency, humanitarian crises, and sustainable international development.

The postholder will work very closely with the Head of Oxfam Scotland and the Media and Communications Adviser in Scotland, as well as UK colleagues, particularly our UK-wide Domestic Poverty Lead.

What we are looking for

Our next Advocacy Adviser in Scotland will require significant direct advocacy and policy development experience, as well as an excellent understanding of the policy and political landscapes in Scotland. You will have proven relationship building skills with an ability to create change by working in partnership, while demonstrating substantial personal ownership.

Your written and oral communication skills for different audiences will be impeccable and you will be able to demonstrate creative and innovative analytical thinking, as well as sound judgement, while thriving in a complex and fast-paced environment.

We offer

This role will give you the opportunity to work as part of a small and agile team in Scotland with a substantial track record of achieving change. You’ll play a big part in the design and delivery of Oxfam’s advocacy in Scotland, particularly our efforts to ensure that roles disproportionately undertaken by women are better valued and rewarded.

You’ll work alongside colleagues seeking to achieve similar change across the UK and globally. You’ll also support the Scotland team’s advocacy on climate justice, sustainable international development and humanitarian crisis. This is a challenging, but hugely rewarding role.

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