Advocacy Advisor - Scotland (0508)

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Oxfam GB
Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom

Oxfam GB

Published 27 days ago

November 25, 2020
November 25, 2020
£30,985-£40,168 FTE

Oxfam is a global movement of people working together to end the injustice of poverty.


Do you want to be a key influencing voice in Scotland on Oxfam GB’s priorities?


Do you have experience of policy development, direct public and political influencing, and effective partnership skills alongside a proven ability to create change?


Are you passionate about ensuring work disproportionately undertaken by women is better valued while tackling poverty for everyone in Scotland and globally?


Are you ready to embody the values and aspirations of a culture that is safe, feminist and partner-led?


We are looking for an Advocacy Advisor Scotland at a pivotal time of transition and change for the organisation.


What you’ll be doing:


In this role, you will deliver advocacy, including policy development, in Scotland as it relates to Oxfam GB’s (OGB) influencing priorities. This postholder will have a focus on action to better value work which is disproportionately undertaken by women as part of efforts to tackle poverty and inequality in Scotland. It will also support Oxfam’s wider influencing on the climate emergency, humanitarian crises, and sustainable international development. Working closely with the Head of Oxfam Scotland and a Media and Communications Officer, you will ensure an effective influencing presence in Scotland, including through effective advocacy, partnership working and by supporting alignment of wider OGB teams.


You'll have:


We’re looking for a candidate who cares about Oxfam's mission to end poverty and is personally aligned to the values of empowerment, accountability and inclusion in all you do and our feminist principles.


An ideal candidate for the role will also be / have:

·        Direct advocacy or policy development experience, ideally on relevant topics, and an excellent understanding of the Scotland policy landscape

·        Experience of direct public and political influencing and relationship building skills alongside a proven ability to create change.

·        Experience of working in partnership with other stakeholders to achieve shared objectives.

·        Excellent written and oral communication skills in English including the production of written materials for various audiences and purposes, and a comfort in dealing directly with the media.

·        Creative and innovative in analytical thinking with proven sound judgement in a complex environment.

·        Good understanding, commitment and ideally experience of embedding and continuously learning to embed a decolonial, safe, anti-racist, intersectional feminist and partner led approach in your work.




We believe flexible working is key to building the Oxfam of the future, so we’re open to talking through the type of flexible arrangements which might work for you.


Our values and commitment to safeguarding:


Oxfam is committed to preventing any type of unwanted behaviour at work including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse, lack of integrity and financial misconduct; and committed to promoting the welfare of children, young people, adults and beneficiaries with whom Oxfam GB engages. Oxfam expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment by complying with our code of conduct. We place a high priority on ensuring that only those who share and demonstrate our values are recruited to work for us.

The post holder will undertake the appropriate level of training and is responsible for ensuring that they understand and work within the safeguarding policies of our organisation.



Conditional offers made in selection stages may also be subject appropriate screening checks. Oxfam GB participates in the Inter Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme. In line with this scheme we will take into account any live disciplinary sanctions a candidate may have when making the selection decision.


Further Information:

Location: Glasgow, Scotland

Hours: 36 hours per week

Salary: £30,985 - £40,168 FTE

Job Type: Open ended

Closing Date: 25 November 2020

How to apply:


To apply for this rewarding and multi-faceted role please visit the following link:

About Us


Oxfam is a global community who believe poverty isn’t inevitable. It’s an injustice that can be overcome. We are shop volunteers, women’s right activists, marathon runners, aid workers, coffee farmers, street fundraisers, goat herders, policy experts, campaigners, water engineers and more. And we won’t stop until everyone can live life without poverty for good.


Oxfam GB is a member of an international confederation of 19 organisations working together with partners and local communities in the areas of humanitarian, development and campaigning, in more than 90 countries. 


A thriving diverse Oxfam:


It’s people power that brings about change. To play our part as a global organisation working to overcome poverty and inequality, we need equality, diversity and inclusion across our community of staff, partners and volunteers. Together, we’re committed to becoming a more diverse workforce, better able to tackle the global challenges that face our world today.


To do that:

  • We need to dismantle the unequal power structures that exist everywhere, this including Oxfam and the wider development and charity sectors.

  • We need an inclusive Oxfam where everyone can bring who they are to our work and feels celebrated for the differences they bring.

  • We want and need everyone, and that means we need you.

In response to Covid-19 if you are offered a role where you are required to travel between countries please ensure you have been briefed by the Hiring Manager about any changes to working or precautions you should take as part of your role.

Oxfam is a global movement of people working together to end the injustice of poverty.


Do you want to be a key influencing voice in Scotland on Oxfam GB’s priorities?


Do you have experience of policy development, direct public and political…

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Glasgow, Scotland, GB

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