Edinburgh, Edinburgh
£31,369 per annum
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Senior Policy Advisor

 (ref: SUS2957)

£31,369 per annum

37.5 hours per week - based in Edinburgh


This is an exciting role integral to the delivery of the policy and public affairs plan within Sustrans Scotland’s communications, policy and public affairs strategy the provision of specialist advice on policy areas relevant to our work in Scotland.


Using your experience of developing and implementing policy and public affairs strategies and delivery plans, you will support Sustrans public affairs work which will help influence decision makers, engaging with political parties, civic societies and other key national stakeholders.  You will have experience of communicating through all forms of media and of providing specialist advice, briefings and support on relevant policy topics.  You will have responded to policy consultations and have experience of developing policy positions.  By monitoring contact with MSPs, you will be able to highlight gaps and opportunities and consolidate Sustrans presence at political conferences.  You will have the ability to communicate complex policy positions and key research findings and develop productive working relations by effective networking.  You will also have a good understanding of the policy and influencing context within which Sustrans works in Scotland and be passionate about sustainable transport.


Closing date for the receipt of completed applications is 9.00am on Wednesday 19 August 2020. Interviews will take place via MS Teams or Zoom on Wednesday 26 August 2020. 


Sustrans is committed to reducing inequality, valuing diversity and enabling inclusion.  We welcome applications from people with the appropriate skills from all parts of the


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Posted on: 29 July 2020
Closed date: 19 August 2020
Job ref: 117808CHJ
Tags: Policy/Research, Management