We are hiring a Living Wage Project Assistant

29 February 2024

Help us grow the Living Wage movement in Scotland! 

The Poverty Alliance are recruiting a Living Wage Project Assistant to support delivery of our highly successful national programme: Living Wage Scotland.  

Post  Living Wage Project Assistant (LWPA) 
Salary £28,816 (pro rata) per annum plus 6% pension
Duration Fixed Term until 31st March 2025 with likely extension
Hours 28 hours per week
Location Glasgow / hybrid working available
Line Manager Living Wage Projects Co-ordinator

Living Wage Scotland was established in April 2014 by the Poverty Alliance with the aim of increasing the number of employers in Scotland who are recognised for paying their staff the real Living Wage. It is a partnership with Living Wage Foundation, with the Scottish Government as a key funder. 

The high-profile campaign has been hugely successful in accrediting more than 3400 Living Wage employers in Scotland, who have delivered pay uplifts to the real Living Wage to more than 64,000 workers. £485 million in extra wages has gone to low-paid workers in Scotland since the campaign began. 

We are seeking a Living Wage Project Assistant to support our employer engagement, marketing and communications activities that contribute to the growth of the Living Wage employer movement in Scotland. 

The post will suit a creative individual who has experience in creating written copy and social media content in a professional setting, has excellent verbal and written communication skills and outstanding organisation and prioritisation abilities but also a strong commitment to achieving social justice and a desire to tackle in-work poverty.  

Responsibilities will include supporting internal and external communications activities, maintaining our website and social media platforms, contributing to the development of digital and print assets and materials relevant to the project aims (case studies, web materials, articles, promotional resources), supporting events (virtual and in-person), and supporting the delivery of Living Wage Scotland’s communications strategy.   

The role will involve close collaborative work within a small team, and direct engagement with our growing network of accredited Living Wage employers.   

Closing date for applications: 12pm on Tues 2nd April 2024

Interviews will be held in Glasgow on Wednesday 10th April 2024

For more information, job descriptions and application form please visit povertyalliance.org/about-us/recruitment  

Enquiries relating to the role should be directed to the Living Wage Scotland Manager: lynn.anderson@povertyalliance.org  

To apply for the post please complete and return the application and equal opportunities form to judit.preiss@povertyalliance.org  

CVs will not be accepted. 

The Poverty Alliance aims to be an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from any person who can demonstrate that they meet the requirements for the post, and we are happy to discuss flexible working arrangements. Please note that the Poverty Alliance has a legal duty to ensure those employed have the right to work and remain in the UK, the successful candidate will be required to confirm their eligibility prior to appointment. 

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