Policy Officer - Hermiston Quay - Full time, Permanent
Policy Officer - Hermiston Quay
Added to site: 2 August 2018
Salary: £32,784 pa
Location: Hermiston Quay, Edinburgh
Closing date: Friday 17 August 2018

Description
KEY PURPOSES:

This job exists in order to develop and communicate Trust policy in order to meet the organisational purpose. In addition the postholder will act as an advocate for the conservation of Scottish heritage, and for access, learning and enjoyment of that heritage.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

The Key Purpose of the job will be met by:
1. Initiating/facilitating the development of new Trust policies through consultation with relevant Trust staff and other experts
2. Promoting the Trust policy agenda and raising the Trust profile by building sustainable external relationships and proactively engaging with the Scottish Government, its agencies and other stakeholders and interest groups
3. Contributing to national policy debate on key heritage issues to further Trust policy objectives
4. Tracking external policy and legislative developments and drafting submissions/responses such that the Trust?s position on heritage issues is widely known and understood, and is influential in shaping government policy and legislation
5. Alerting colleagues to relevant policy and administrative developments in their areas
6. Working closely with internal colleagues to ensure that the Trust Principles and policies are understood by all staff and volunteers and embedded into Trust-wide decision-making and work-planning processes.
7. Undertaking general administrative tasks (such as correspondence, filing, copying, diary management, making practical arrangements for meetings/interviews, taking/distributing meeting notes or actions, collating data and updating data-bases, and reports to funders) appropriate to the effective delivery of the role.



Contact details:
Applications Interested applicants should forward a completed application form to People Services Department (Applications), The National Trust for Scotland, Hermiston Quay, 5 Cultins Road, Edinburgh EH11 4DF, by mail or by email via workforus@nts.org.uk, by first post (i.e. 10.00am) on 17th August 2018.

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