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Join the ECU team and work to support equality and diversity in higher education and colleges in Scotland

ECU works in the complex, interesting and ever-developing areas of equality and diversity and higher education and colleges in Scotland. We are committed to making a difference for staff and students. Join our team as we work to improve diversity and ensure equality of progression and success for people in the UK HE sector and in colleges in Scotland.

Current opportunities to join the team >

ECU is currently seeking to recruit a Policy and resources officer (Scotland) (0.8 FTE) to be based in Edinburgh.

Salary: £29,696 pro rata per annum (pay award pending)

General description of the post

We are seeking to recruit a policy and resources officer to undertake policy and stakeholder engagement activity in Scotland (approx. 70% of the role), and provide office management and events coordination for ECU’s Scotland office in Edinburgh (approx. 30%). Occasional travel to London and within Scotland will be required. It is anticipated that this post will commence in August 2016.

ECU welcomes applications from all candidates irrespective of age, disability, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, religion or belief, or marital or civil partnership status. We particularly welcome applications from men and black and minority ethnic candidates.

Benefits include 27 days holiday per year plus bank holidays and four additional days, flexi-time and pension scheme.

Application and interview

Applications will be assessed against the requirements for the post as set out in the job description and person specification. If you would like to apply for the role, please email a completed application form and equal opportunities form to or post to Victoria Walter, Events and resources manager, Equality Challenge Unit, 7th Floor Queens House, 55/56 Lincoln’s Inn Fields, London, WC2A 3LJ. If you would like to request a hard copy application pack please email or  call 020 7438 1010 (24-hour answerphone).

The deadline for applications for the Policy and resources officer role is Monday 20 June 2016 at 12 noon. We hope to hold interviews for this role on Wednesday 29 June 2016. We aim to notify candidates who have been shortlisted by Wednesday 22 June 2016.


Benefits of working for ECU >

We believe that our team should be supported and have continuous learning and development opportunities. We offer a comprehensive employee assistance programme and have a strong commitment to employee welfare.

Benefits include:

  • 27 days annual leave plus bank holidays, with 4 additional discretionary days
  • Pension scheme
  • Flexitime system
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Childcare voucher scheme
  • Season ticket loans
Equality monitoring >

ECU values diversity and we encourage and welcome applicants from all sections of society. We ask applicants to complete and return an equal opportunities monitoring form with their application, to help us check the effectiveness of our recruitment and equality and diversity policies.

This information will be treated confidentially and will be separated from your application on receipt. This information will not form part of your application and will not be seen by the panel shortlisting or interviewing applicants. You may send this form in a separate envelope if you wish.

If you choose not to complete this form, your application will not be affected. Please contact us for a copy.