Current vacancies

Head of Policy (Part time - job share)

  • Team: Policy
  • Grade: Senior Principal
  • Salary: Up to £63,593
  • Location: Manchester (M4 3AQ), Cardiff (CF14 3UZ) or Glasgow (G2 7DA)
  • Closing: 11:55pm, Monday 30 October 2023 BST

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For other vacancies within the Civil Service, see Civil Service jobs.

Further information for applicants

Civil Service and internal applicants

Candidates on level transfer will be offered their current salary, or the starting point of the salary band, whichever is higher. Candidates on promotion will be offered the starting salary for the role. A Civil Service candidate’s salary will be rounded up to the nearest pay point on the relevant pay scale.

External applicants

Appointments are generally made at the starting point of the pay grade, however a higher salary may be available for an exceptional candidate.

All applicants

Read our application guidance (40KB, Word).

If you are offered a position you will be asked to apply for and provide a Basic Disclosure Scotland certificate.

More information is available on the Civil Service jobs website.


As a large public sector organisation that truly values its employees, we offer an excellent package of staff benefits. These include flexitime working, generous leave entitlements and a choice of pension schemes. We also offer great learning and development opportunities, an Employee Assistance Programme and even interest free loans for season tickets and bicycles, subject to conditions.

Working hours and flexible working

Happy to talk flexible working logoOur full-time employees are contracted to work 36 hours per week. We offer a range of flexible working patterns where possible to assist with a work/life balance and welcome applications from people wishing to work on a part-time or job share basis. We also operate a flexitime scheme that allows you to alter your start and finish times and take hours back that you have accrued. We are happy to discuss flexible working from day one.

Annual leave

All employees working full-time are entitled to a basic leave entitlement of 30 days plus bank and public holidays each year. This will be pro rata for part time employees.

Pension scheme

We operate the civil service pension scheme and also offer stakeholder pension schemes. You can get further details on the civil service pension scheme website. Further details will be provided once you start working for us.

Learning and development

We are keen for everyone to develop to their full potential within Commission and we recognise that this takes significant investment from us and an ongoing commitment from you to make this happen. In your first few months you will complete our corporate induction programme, designed to help you settle in quickly and give you a solid grounding in the work we do. We offer a wide variety of learning and development activities and, for our managers, we offer the leadership and management development. There are also options for furthering your professional qualifications once you have passed the probationary period.

Employee Assistance Programme

We offer all employees, their partners and children up to age 21 access to a confidential service which provides information, support and professional guidance in managing difficulties at home or work. Short-term counselling and specialist advice is also available on a face-to-face basis through the programme.


We recognise both PCS and Unite unions.

Season ticket loans

If you use public transport to commute to and from work with us you will be entitled to apply for an interest free loan to purchase your season ticket.

Bicycle loans

In the interests of the environment we will look to provide interest free loans to employees wishing to purchase a bicycle to use to commute to and from work.

Reimbursement of eye tests

We will reimburse eyesight testing claims, up to a maximum value. We will provide additional support where lenses are required only for display screen equipment (DSE) use.

Equality and diversity

Join us and you will be part of an organisation that not only champions human rights and strives to eliminate discrimination, but which also celebrates the fact that we are all equally different.

We welcome enquiries from everyone and values diversity in our workplace. A commitment to promoting diversity and developing a workplace environment where all staff are treated with dignity and respect is central to our recruitment process.

We encourage all applicants to complete our Equal Opportunities Monitoring form provided with all application packs, to support us in delivering upon our Equality Scheme.

Please email the People Team if you have any recruitment enquiries.

Proud to be a Disability Confident leader

We are a Disability Confident leader. This means we work to make sure that disabled people and those with long term health conditions have opportunities to fulfil their potential and realise their aspirations.

We are recognised as champions for the Disability Confident scheme and a leader in championing equality in the workplace.

Our status as Disability Confident leader recognises all the great work we have done and will continue to do to embed an inclusive culture and support disabled colleagues and candidates.

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Protecting your information

The Commission is responsible for deciding how it holds and uses personal information about you. We comply with data protection law and principles.

Last updated: 19 Oct 2023