Public Affairs Officer, Community Pharmacy Scotland, Edinburgh

Public Affairs Officer, Edinburgh

Job reference:

Pharmacy Name: Community Pharmacy Scotland
Contact Name: Amanda Rae
Contact Telephone: 01314677766

Salary £22k-25k depending on experience

Community Pharmacy Scotland (CPS) represents the interests of over 1250 community pharmacy contractors in Scotland.  The organisation develops, supports and promotes the key role played by community pharmacy in meeting health needs of the Scottish population.  This post, which reports to the Head of Policy and Development, will be part of a small team that supports pharmacy contractors across Scotland.

Duties of the role include:

  • Leading the public affairs portfolio within the organisation to support messages
  • Providing support and advice to members in areas of public affairs
  • Monitoring public affairs activity across the political landscape in Scotland

You should have a good knowledge and understanding of Scottish politics and an understanding of deploying public affairs tactics to delivered objectives. An ability to understand and produce briefing documents in complex policy areas is also required. Preferably educated to degree level or equivalent as demonstrated by previous experience.

This is a full time post of 35 hours per week with 25 days holiday plus 9 public holidays. The package also offers flexitime, a non-contributory pension and a life assurance scheme.

Closing Date for Applications 25th May 2018

For informal queries please contact Amanda Rae, Head of Policy and Development, on 0131 467 7766. 

Job specification and an application pack

To apply

Please complete and return the application form no later than Friday 25th May 2018 either by post at Community Pharmacy Scotland, 42 Queen Street, Edinburgh, EH2 3NH or email: enquiries@cps.scot