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Campaigns Organiser - Policy (Part-time)
Salary: £17,815 – £24,495 pro-rata
Location: Edinburgh

Scotland has been a place of rapid political change over the past few years. It began with devolution, assisted by electoral reform and now driven by the democratic awakening of the referendum debate and the SNP general election landslide. It continues with Brexit and shifting expectations of who by, and how decision should be made. 

If there are political certainties in Scotland, they are new ones and probably short-lived. It is up to ERS Scotland to analyse and make sense of this shifting ground. Changing times bring great opportunities for those that believe a 21st century democracy can be a better democracy. A democracy where more of the citizens are involved in politics and in policy making, so that they can shape their own lives and those of their communities. The evolved systems and structures of politics are vital in taking us towards this goal, but so are more democratic processes throughout the running of government and public services and perhaps too in the parts of society that are beyond government, it might also include the civil society spaces were we support and care for each other and the spaces of economic activity where we produce and sell.  We aim to interpret and make sense of these changes so that we are at the forefront of shaping that 21st Century Democracy in Scotland

This new post will be a key role in delivering the Society’s objectives in Scotland. Reporting directly to the Society’s Scotland Director you will be part of a team of three based in central Edinburgh, working closely with colleagues in our Cardiff and London offices and in partnership with other organisations.

The main skill sets required are in policy analysis and production, political communication, organising and campaigning. You should have a sound knowledge of the Scottish democratic, social and political scenes and a good grasp of and commitment to the Society’s issues. You will be experienced in writing for a variety of audiences and able to represent the Society confidently and competently at external meetings, conferences and events.

To apply, please send your CV and a covering letter to Stuart Thomas Stuart.thomas@electoral-reform.org.uk

The closing date for the receipt of applications is 09.00 on Monday 5th September 2016.

Please note that interviews will take place on Wednesday 7th and Thursday 8th September 2016 in Edinburgh.