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Policy and Research Officer

Closing date: Friday 5 November

Hours: 30 hours per week (part-time), 12:00pm (noon)

Location: Our office is in Edinburgh. We are currently all working from home. We will review working from home in January 2022 to determine future working arrangements for the organisation.

Salary: £29,797 – £32,891 pro-rata

Interview date: Monday 15th or Wednesday 17th November

We are committed 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.

About Us

We're a Scottish charity working to end men’s violence against women by promoting gender equality and by challenging attitudes which normalise violence and abuse.

The role

We are looking for an experienced Policy and Research Officer to join our team and lead on our work to influence key decision makers and stakeholders across local authorities, Scottish and UK governments and third sector organisations. You will support our aims by building and developing effective networks and relationships, whilst monitoring and analysing developing national and local public policy. In addition, you will maintain our organisational evaluation framework and the development and management of ZT’s evidence base, to ensure all of our activities are robustly underpinned.

Who we're looking for

The successful candidate will have previous experience in a similar role with strong knowledge and understanding of violence against women and gender equality. You’ll be a skilled communicator with the ability to present complex ideas to a variety of audiences: as an effective negotiator, you will have the ability to influence at the highest levels with a diversity of stakeholders and partners.

You will also have:

  • Clear concise written skills with the ability to turn research evidence into clear findings that inform decisions
  • Excellent understanding of the Scottish political landscape
  • Demonstrable project management skills, managing both reactive and planned work
  • Proven experience of building networks

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 five salary grades. New employees start on point 1 of each salary grade and receive annual increments until the top of the grade is reached. This role is Grade 3 £29,797 – £32,891.

How to apply

For a full job description, application form and details of how to apply, please visit our Careers page Zero Tolerance careers - hireful. (livevacancies.co.uk)

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

 

Research and Engagement Support Officer

Closing date: Monday 8 November, 12:00pm (noon)

Hours: 30 hours per week (part-time)

Location: Our office is in Edinburgh. We are currently all working from home. We will review working from home in January 2022 to determine future working arrangements for the organisation.

Salary: £26,138 – £28,851 pro-rata

Interview date: Tuesday 30 November or Wednesday 1 December

We are committed 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.

About Us

We're a Scottish charity working to end men’s violence against women by promoting gender equality and by challenging attitudes which normalise violence and abuse.

The Role

We are expanding our team to include the newly created position of Research and Engagement Support Officer. This is an exciting opportunity for a self-motivated individual to contribute to our primary prevention work, identifying best practice in participatory methods to support our work priorities and ensuring what we do reflects the lived experience of diverse groups of women and girls. The successful candidate will work closely with colleagues to support all aspects of research and engagement, connecting with a wide range of stakeholders to identify new audience groups, disseminate research findings and developing innovative engagement methods. This is a new and developing role; flexibility, feedback and evaluation will be crucial to its success as is a willingness to adapt to the needs of a small charity.

Who we're looking for

The successful candidate will have a good understanding of a variety of research methods including participatory research. You’ll have the ability to work flexibly and prioritise effectively to meet deadlines; a creative approach and excellent problem-solving skills are also essential, as is experience of supporting campaigns and organising events.

You will also have:

  • Understanding of VAWG and gender inequality
  • Experience of supporting the development, implementation and analysis of research
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to adapt your approach to suit audience need
  • A confident approach to your own learning and continuous improvement of work

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 five salary grades. New employees start on point 1 of each salary grade and receive annual increments until the top of the grade is reached. This role is Grade 2 £26,138 - £28,851.

How to apply

For a full job description, application form and details of how to apply, please visit our Careers page Zero Tolerance careers - hireful. (livevacancies.co.uk)

For any questions relating to the vacancy please contact carolyn.hughes@squarepeghr.co.uk. Square Peg HR is our recruitment partner for this vacancy.

 

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)zerotolerance.org.uk

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