Policy & Consultations Officer

Role Title: Policy and Consultations Officer

Location: Home based

Reporting to: Chief Executive Officer (AVA) with additional support and supervision from Chief Executive Officer (ACVO)

Hours: Full Time (35 hrs per week)

Contract type: Temporary, fixed term for two years

Salary: £27,828 per annum

AVA and ACVO are the Third Sector Interfaces (TSIs) for Aberdeenshire and Aberdeen City respectively. The role of a TSI is to support, connect and promote community, voluntary and third sector organisations so that they can deliver more services for people who rely on them.

In the first of its kind for our organisations, we are seeking to recruit a joint Policy and Consultations Officer. The postholder will be expected to be enthusiastic and self-driven, and able to work within different teams, whilst balancing competing demands. They should be able to interpret local, regional, and national policies as they apply to community, voluntary, and third sector groups and organisations; support those groups and organisations to understand and engage with the policies; and enable AVA and ACVO to prepare effective responses to those policies.

For indicative purposes only, the postholder will be expected to work in the following way:

  • 2 days per week on national policies
  • 1 day per week on City & Shire-wide policies
  • 1 day per week on Aberdeenshire policies
  • 1 day per week on Aberdeen City policies


The post closes to applications on Wednesday 18th May at 1200hrs.

For further information about AVA, please visit https://www.avashire.org.uk/support.html

For further information about ACVO, please visit https://acvo.org.uk/organisational-development/

For further information about the post, please email Daniel Shaw (AVA CEO; daniel.shaw@avashire.org.uk) to arrange a mutually convenient time for a conversation.