Salary: £27,801

Location: Edinburgh

35 hours per week – permanent contract

We are seeking to appoint an experienced and motivated individual to support SHAAP’s work to influence alcohol policy and practice by providing clear, up to date, accurate, useful evidence by undertaking agreed project work and research.

The Role

Please refer to the Job Description for the full details. The Research and Projects Officer role includes:

  1. To lead on agreed project work and research, as outlined in SHAAP’s 2021-24 business plan; making recommendations re: this for policy and practice; supporting implementation of SHAAP strategic priorities
  2. To research and draft relevant briefings, reports, publications and information materials, including website-based materials and the weekly media monitor
  3. To work as part of the SHAAP team to prepare and deliver educational conferences, seminars and workshops
  4. To support the general running of SHAAP’s operations
  5. To undertake any other reasonable tasks requested by the SHAAP Director
  6. Undertake relevant professional training activities as agreed with SHAAP Director.


The Person

Please refer to the Job Description for the full details.

  • Educated to degree level (or equivalent)
  • Experience of carrying out qualitative research
  • Ability to interpret and use qualitative and quantitative data
  • Experience of operating within an advocacy environment
  • Experience of producing research reports and briefing papers and of writing for different audiences
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to analyse critically and present research findings for a range of stakeholders
  • Excellent IT skills including use of the standard office applications (Word, Excel, Power Point, email/internet), and experience of using databases
  • Highly-organised and self-managing
  • Knowledge of, and interest in, alcohol policy
  • Understanding of structures and functioning of the Scottish National Health Service
  • Experience of organising research/education events
  • Highly-organised; able to self-manage and work as part of a team
  • Ability to represent SHAAP at internal and external meetings, seminars and conferences
  • Demonstrable competence in utilising social media


Remuneration Package

The salary for this role will be £27,801 per annum plus benefits.  Additional benefits include:

  • Pension: with employer contributions of 9%.
  • Holidays: 23 days annual leave.  All employees receive 11 days public holiday/College close downs.
  • Life assurance scheme.
  • Long-term income protection scheme for those unable to work due to illness.
  • Cycle to Work scheme.
  • Discounted rates for use of the venue for personal events.


To Apply:

  • All applicants are required to submit a completed application form.
  • A CV may be included with your application. Please note an application form and CV are the only two documents to be considered.
  • Please send your application form and supporting documentation in word format only (not converted to .pdf).
  • Please not agencies need not apply.


Closing Date:                    9am on Tuesday 13th July 2021

Interviews:                        TBC

Informal enquiries to:    Lindsay Paterson

Completed applications should be returned to:

Application Closing Date: 
Tuesday, 13 July, 2021

This vacancy is now closed.

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