Senior Policy Officer

Senior Policy Officer

Part Time - 21 hours

£19,859pa (£33,098 FTE)


Recruitment during COVID-19 restrictions

During the COVID-19 restrictions, our interviews will be by video call. Additionally, the successful applicant will be fully supported to work from home for the initial period where restrictions on non-essential travel are in place.

About us

Crisis is the national charity for homeless people. We know that homelessness is not inevitable. We know that together we can end it.

This is an exciting time to join Crisis in Scotland. The Scottish Government has taken bold action towards ending homelessness and it is crucial that we all play our part to ensure the ambition is realised. As Senior Policy Officer, you will play a key role across a range of areas that are integral to ending homelessness – including work on prevention, rapid rehousing, migrant homelessness and welfare. You will also support the development of our wider policy and influencing work.  

About you

To be successful in this role you will have solid experience of developing policy positions to support the delivery of policy, research and communications activity. The ideal candidate will have experience in writing policy reports, briefings and consultation responses, be able to analyse and deploy statistics and identify emerging themes and trends. You will also be confident with stakeholder management and able to represent the charity at external meetings.


As a member of the team you will have access to a wide range of employee benefits including:

  • Interest free loans to purchase a train season ticket or a bike or for a deposit to secure a tenancy

  • Mandatory pension scheme, with an employer contribution of 8.5%

  • 25 days’ annual leave which increases with service to 28 days

Alongside our excellent staff benefits, we will support your ongoing development to build your skills, experience and career.

How to apply

If this sound likes the opportunity for you, please click on the link below to apply online. The job description is available on our website by clicking on the 'Vacancy Details' button.

If you need to request an application in an alternative format, please contact the HR Team via e-mail on 

Closing date: 29 June 2020 (11.59pm)

We value diversity, promote equality and encourage and applications from people of all backgrounds. We particularly welcome applications from people with lived experience of homelessness.

For more information about our work please visit: 

For more information about the Scotland Prevention Review Group please visit:

To see our work in action please visit: 

Registered Charity Numbers: E&W1082947, SC040094