• Full time: 35 hrs per week
  • Permanent
  • Salary: £36,000 – £37,823 per annum
  • Location: Edinburgh with semi-frequent domestic travel
  • Closing date for applications: midnight on 21st August 2022


About us

Transparency International (TI) is the world’s leading independent anti-corruption organisation. We work globally towards ensuring a world where people’s lives, government, business and society are free from corruption. A world where, the health of our institutions is enhanced so they can better support the people they are intended for; a world where we can trust the integrity of those in authority and in business, and a world where there is no impunity for the corrupt.


About the role 

As Senior Policy Officer you will lead the planning and delivery of TI-UK’s advocacy efforts outside Westminster, with a focus on Scotland.

The role also assists the UK Programme’s wider advocacy work across the UK, on issues such as political integrity, local government planning permission and procurement. The role can be based in Edinburgh with semi-frequent domestic travel. A key aspect of the role will be establishing a presence in Scotland and being the point of contact for stakeholders in the Scottish Government, parliament and civil society. Other duties include: 

  • Representing TI in advocacy meetings and in media
  • Creating and distributing advocacy materials
  • Building relationships and collaborative work with partners 
  • Keeping up to date with developments on relevant policy issues, and helping the team to plan and deliver relevant advocacy outputs
  • Producing and/or inputting to key messaging in external communications to amplify policy recommendations, with e.g. media statements, op eds, blogs, speeches

Your skills 

To be successful in this role you will have relevant experience including: 

  • Advocacy, policy and strategic planning;
  • Excellent social and intercultural skills;
  • Team working and communicating effectively;
  • Engaging multi-stakeholders, making use of prior contacts and networks, stimulating and shaping partnerships, networks and coalitions;
  • Working knowledge of political institutions in Scotland, Westminster and elsewhere in the UK;
  • Excellent organisational skills and the ability to juggle a busy and varied work schedule; 
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills and be fluent in English 
  • Desirable: Expertise on the issues of corruption /political integrity /open governance or related issues

TI-UK is a registered charity and therefore politically non-partisan. The successful candidate must be comfortable advocating across the political landscape. 

In exchange we will offer you: 

  • A competitive salary
  • 28 days annual leave, plus bank holidays
  • Up to 5% contributory pension
  • Season ticket loan
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Enhanced sickness and family-friendly policies
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • A flexible and friendly working environment, with the opportunity for blended working (more details of this can be found on our website)


How to apply

We use Applied for our recruitment. Applied is a recruitment platform that uses anonymised applications with the aim of removing bias and ensuring a fair recruitment process. You can find more details on their website beapplied.com.

Please follow this link to start your application: https://app.beapplied.com/apply/znapntw1nm?utm_source=[TIUKwebsite] 

After the advert closes, your answers will go through our sift process: all answers will be anonymised, randomised and then reviewed by a panel of reviewers.

If you are shortlisted, we’ll invite you to a first interview. At the end of the process, we will provide you with some feedback on how you have performed.

The closing date for applications is midnight on 21st August 2022. All applicants must have the right to work in the UK.

We are committed to a policy of Equal Employment Opportunity and are determined to ensure that no applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of gender, age, disability, religion, belief, sexual orientation, marital status, or race, or is disadvantaged by conditions or requirements which cannot be shown to be justifiable.