We currently have the following vacancies:

Communications Officer

Communications Officer : Part time, permanent (subject to continued funding)

Starting Salary: £29,797 (pro rata)

Salary Band: £29,797 - £32,891

Location: Working from home, occasional travel to Edinburgh when restrictions allow

Working hours: 30 hours per week

Download application form: HERE

Download job description and person specification: HERE

What You’ll Do

We are looking for a Communications Officer to join our team and lead on our work to raise public and political awareness of men’s violence against women, and how to prevent it. You will support the organisation’s aims by developing and delivering impactful communication strategies, increasing Zero Tolerance’s profile through both traditional and new media engagement.

What We Need

An excellent communicator with a self-motivated and enthusiastic approach, the successful candidate will have previous experience in a similar role ideally with a sound understanding of violence against women and gender equality. You’ll be a skilled project manager with the ability to work flexibly, often to tight timescales; the willingness to adapt to the needs of a small charity is also essential. You will also have:

  • A strong understanding and experience of working with the media
  • Demonstrable experience of developing, delivering, and evaluating projects
  • Knowledge and experience of developing and delivering social media campaigns via multiple platforms
  • Experience of producing publications for print and online

What We Offer

As well as a competitive salary, we offer an excellent pension scheme (6% employers’ contribution) and 28 days annual leave plus 10 public holidays. We have a flexible working hours policy, and actively encourage continuous professional development for all our employees. We also offer annual pay progression, and operate a grading structure based on four salary bands. New employees start on point 1 of each salary band and receive annual increments until the top of the band is reached. This role is Band 3 £29,797 – £32,891.

More Information

For any questions relating to the vacancy please contact . Square Peg HR is our recruitment partner for this vacancy and application forms will be returned to Square Peg HR’s recruitment platform.

Closing date for applications: Monday 10th May @ 5pm.

Interview date: w/c 7th June 2021

Zero Tolerance has a commitment to diversity and challenging all forms of inequality alongside gender inequality. We would be particularly keen to encourage applicants from Black Minority and Ethnic, LGBT, disabled, migrant and other backgrounds currently underrepresented within the women’s sector.

Project Support Intern

This is an excellent opportunity for a disabled person (including deaf) to support Zero Tolerance’s staff team through a range of administrative and project-based tasks. This could be supporting our Policy and Research Officer by summarising research, or our Communications Officer by writing tweets.

Payment: Real Living Wage rate of £9.50 per hour.

Accountable to: Co-director of Zero Tolerance.

Contract: 420 hours, working from 7.5 to 14 hours per week

Location: This role will be predominantly home working, with the potential for occasional travel to Edinburgh depending on Scottish Government COVID restrictions. Zero tolerance’s offices are located at 1 Papermill Wynd, Edinburgh, EH7 4QL.

Job description and application via Inclusion Scotland website: HERE

Internship overview

  • To support Zero Tolerance’s staff team through a range of administrative and project-based tasks. This could be supporting our Policy and Research Officer by summarising research, or our Communications Officer by writing tweets.
  • The intern will undertake activities to support staff projects and programmes. This will involve both being assigned work as well as proactively seeking opportunities to support colleagues across the organisation.

Main duties and task

  • Takes minutes at staff meetings and external research groups, types up and distributes to all participants.
  • Drafts and schedules social media posts to provide updates on project and campaign work.
  • Draft blogs posts and updates Zero Tolerance’s (ZT’s) webpage to reflect current issues.
  • Updates resource library on website and creates signposts to other organisations and resources.
  • Proof-reads research documents and web copy
  • Provides event and training administration support, sending invitations and coordinating responses, maintaining attendance lists, and conducting post-event evaluation.
  • Dealing with general enquiries and directing them to the appropriate staff member.
  • Provides general administrative support to colleagues as and when required e.g. electronic filing, database management
  • Works on personal project to further knowledge and experience, seeking guidance when necessary.

Additional Information

If you would like to discuss this opportunity with the employer prior to submitting your application, please contact:

Completed applications to be forwarded by 10am on Monday 31 May 2021 to: Naomi Waite

By email:


Freelance opportunities

Zero Tolerance is looking to expand our roster of freelance workers.

While our roster is open to all, we would be particularly interested to receive inquiries from people from the following groups who are underrepresented in our current filofax:

  • People with experience of caring
  • Disabled people
  • People from minority ethnic communities
  • People who identify as transgender or non-binary
  • People who identify as lesbian, gay or bisexual
  • People from a wide range of religious and cultural backgrounds
  • People with experience of mental health problems

If you are interested in being contacted by us for future commissions please fill in this Google Form.

If you have any questions please email info(at)

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