Current vacancies

Executive Director 

Closing date: Midday, Wednesday 31st August 2022.
Full time; Permanent; Based in Edinburgh; 
Salary £60,062 - £75,375. 

The role of Executive Director will be critical to the success of the organisation. The post holder will lead the staff team to deliver against all organisational goals, reporting directly into the Commission Chair. 
The successful candidate will need to have deep knowledge and experience of human rights or a related policy area (preferably domestic rather than international) and a demonstrable commitment to promoting and protecting human rights; broad and strong organisational leadership and people management experience; excellent judgement, dynamism, great communication skills and the ability to make sound and brave decisions to make a tangible difference to an organisation. 
This opportunity is being manged by a recruitment agency, for more information and to apply, please click on the link above.

Head of Communications and Engagement

Closing date: Midday, Tuesday 6th September 2022.
Full time; Permanent; Based in Edinburgh;
Salary £48,426 - £59,572.

This is a senior role which  requires significant high-level experience of a range of communication and engagement methods. The post holder  will bring confidence, excellent presentational skills and abilities to represent the Commission to a range of stakeholders. They will be responsible for developing and delivering a communications strategy that prioritises growing and deepening the knowledge and understanding of Scotland’s citizens about their human rights and which will place specific emphasis on the Commission’s identification of and working alongside marginalised people and groups.
This opportunity is being manged by a recruitment agency, for more information and to apply, please click on the link above.

Head of Commission Secretariat and Business Support 

Closing date: Midday, Tuesday 6th September 2022.
Full time; Permanent; Based in Edinburgh;
Salary £48,426 - £59,572.

The Head of Commission Secretariat and Business Support will play a pivotal part in working closely with the Commissioners and staff team to develop, recalibrate and introduce appropriate and ambitious management approaches to ensure that the Commission is accountable and responsible for the full range of its strategic and operational functions. Taking responsibility for the identification and implementation of appropriate performance management, monitoring and reporting arrangements, the post holder's leadership role will enable the Commissioners to focus on achieving the vision, purpose and strategy of the Commission.
The successful candidate will have a deep understanding of managing and mitigating strategic and operational risks, together with experience of providing and managing the high quality financial and operational requirements of a national public sector organisation.
This opportunity is being manged by a recruitment agency, for more information and to apply, please click on the link above.

Policy Officer

Closing date: 1700, Friday 9th September 2022. 
Full time (37 hours per week); Permanent; 
Grade 4 (salary £37,932 - £47,244); Based in Edinburgh.

This role will provide policy support to the Commission on new human rights proposals from the Scottish Government and UK Government, including plans to incorporate several international human rights treaties into Scots law. You will also lead on economic, social and cultural rights within the Commission, looking at how these rights are promoted and protected across Scotland. You will support the Commission by delivering human rights training and conducting wider research. 
For a recruitment pack and further information, see below:
Recruitment pack
Application form
Equality and Diversity monitoring form

All of our posts including professional placements, paid internships and work experience opportunities are advertised externally. Please do not send us your CV as we will not review or retain it.

Please note that as the Commission is determined to offer equality of access to all opportunities, we do not accept self-funded student placements or internships. 

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Current tenders

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