Policy Advice Officer
The RSE has an exciting opportunity for an experienced Policy Advice Officer to support the RSE’s advice activities to inform and influence public policy and to further enhance the Society’s impact.
Working closely with, and reporting to, the Policy Advice Manager, your key tasks in this role will be to:
– support the delivery of policy advice activity, including policy responses;
– provide secretariat support for education policy work;
– support European and constitutional affairs work;
– contribute to horizon scanning and the gathering of impact evidence;
– support the development and maintenance of relationships with decision makers.
What we would like you to bring
The successful candidate will have excellent written and oral communications skills. They will demonstrate the ability to produce clear and concise policy advice type papers/reports, will be able to work autonomously and take initiative, and be able to work across different topics and areas. An understanding of the working of the Scottish and UK governments and parliament is essential.
What we offer
Permanent Contract of Employment;
Starting salary of £27,000 per annum;
35 hours per week – (a pilot flexible-working system is currently in operation which allows flexibility to work the 35 hours between 8.30 am and 7.30 pm across the contracted days). There will be occasional work required outwith the flexi periods;
Group Pension Plan with AVIVA;
All staff receive the following annual allowances (pro-rata for part time staff):
25 days up until completion of 3-years employment;
27 days following completion of 3-years employment (+ 2 days);
30 days following completion of 5-years employment (+ 3 days)
9 days public holidays (pro-rata for part-time staff). This is built into the total holiday allowance (annual leave + public holidays) each year;
If you have any questions about the role, please contact William Hardie on 0131 240 5000, for an informal chat. For any queries regarding the recruitment process, please contact the HR Team.
The closing date is 5 pm on Friday 5 July 2019.
Interviews will take place on a date and time to be confirmed.