Scottish Health Action on Alcohol Problems (SHAAP) is seeking to appoint a Policy Officer who is a highly skilled researcher, ideally with some experience of public health and/or in the alcohol field.
SHAAP provides a co-ordinated, coherent and authoritative medical and clinical voice on the need to reduce the impact of alcohol related harm on the health and wellbeing of people in Scotland and how to do this. SHAAP aims to raise awareness and understanding of alcohol-related health problems with health practitioners, policy makers and the public and also evaluates current research and identifies strategies to reduce alcohol-related health damage, based on the best available evidence. We work together with key organisations in the alcohol field in Scotland, the rest of the UK and worldwide, in tackling alcohol misuse.
The Policy Officer will be an excellent communicator and administrator and will also have an ability to self-manage and prioritise in a dynamic context. The key focus of his/her work will be to support SHAAP Alcohol-related advocacy and educational activities through carrying out research, drafting briefing papers, monitoring media and policy activity, providing administrative support and organising events.
£29,815 pro rata (actual £23,852)
28 hours per week
Closing Date: 9.00 am on Monday 11th May 2015.
Interviews: Thursday 28th May 2015.
All applicants are required to submit a completed application form.