Job Opportunity – Policy & Research Officer

Policy & Research Officer

£25,750 per annum – 35 hours per week

Scottish Care wishes to appoint a Policy & Research Officer to work as part of our national team.

This is a full-time post (35 hours per week), based from home with the regular requirement to attend meetings and events throughout Scotland.

Scottish Care is based in Ayr but works across Scotland as the representative body for the largest group of health and social care sector independent providers delivering residential care, day care, care at home and housing support. Working on behalf of a range of providers, Scottish Care speaks with a single unified voice for members and the wider independent care sector, at both a local and strategic level. Our aim is to shape the environment in which care services can deliver and develop the high-quality care that communities require and deserve.

This is a new post, and an exciting time to join the Scottish Care team with forthcoming significant changes in social care policy. The work of the successful candidate will be used to influence and make recommendations to those working to develop these, such as the National Care Service. In addition, Scottish Care has seen an increase in partnership opportunities with universities and research institutions, working at the forefront of new and innovative thinking in social care.

This post is key to the continued development and overall success of this high-profile organisation. The post holder will work with a complex variety of partners and stakeholders involved in the development and operation of the organisation. They must be able to communicate and maintain credibility at all levels; and have an understanding of partnership working.

Previous experience of working in policy or research roles with tangible evidence of impact is essential. Experience of working in the health and social care sector and a clear understanding of Scottish Care’s role and objectives is highly desirable.

The post holder must have excellent people skills. They must be able to communicate effectively, confidently, and clearly in a positive and open way with all stakeholders, demonstrating the ability to identify and understand internal and external audience needs and adapt style and language to meet them.

Recruitment packs are available on the Scottish Care website – www.scottishcare.org

To discuss the post further, please contact Becca Young (Policy & Research Manager) at [email protected]

Closing date 12 noon on Monday 25th July 2022. Interviews will be held virtually on Monday 1st August 2022.