Current vacancies

SNAP Secretariat Lead

Fixed term for 9 months, with possibility of extension. Secondments will be considered.

Part time (0.8 FTE – 29 hours, 36 minutes per week)

Grade 5 FTE salary £45,431 - £55,888; pro-rata 0.8 FTE salary £36,345 - £44,710 (pay award pending)

Based in Edinburgh, currently remote working (expected to continue at least in part for the duration of the contract).

This strategic development role will be responsible for establishing and leading a new independent Secretariat for SNAP (Scotland's National Action Plan for Human Rights), setting it on a sustainable and effective footing with strong governance and effective ways of working.

Working closely with people affected by human rights issues and senior leaders from government, the public sector and civil society, the role will also coordinate collective work to develop, refine, prioritise and begin to implement SNAP actions.

The role is funded by the Scottish Government for an initial period of 9 months, with the possibility of extension. The role is currently employed and hosted by the Scottish Human Rights Commission. This is an interim arrangement for the duration of the initial contract.

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Closing date for applications:  9 am on Monday 2 August 2021

Interview date:  Week commencing 30 August 2021

Please note that CVs will not be accepted and applications received after the deadline will not be considered. 

There are no other vacancies at this time. 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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