Project Officer – Violence Against Women

Improvement Service

  • Location: Livingston
  • £23,247 to £25,474 per annum, unknown
  • Hours: Full Time
  • Contact: Please see description
  • Reference: IMS00101

The Improvement Service (IS) is a publicly funded company limited by guarantee, with a total annual budget in the region of £8 million. We exist to support councils and their partners to improve the health, quality of life and opportunities of all Scottish people through community leadership, strong local governance and the delivery of high quality, efficient local services.

Working for the IS means joining a small family of professionals, who work together to strive for continuous improvement in the public sector and ultimately, better outcomes for Scotland’s communities.

Our company headquarters are based in West Lothian, located conveniently for commuters between Edinburgh and Glasgow. Pay is only one of the benefits of working for the IS, our terms and conditions are progressive and flexible and employees are rewarded with a generous annual leave entitlement of forty days per year as well as a flexible working policy.

We are seeking a Project Officer to join the Improvement Service to help support Scotland’s network of local multi-agency Violence Against Women (VAW) Partnerships.

Working alongside the National VAW Network Coordinator, the post holder will be responsible for supporting the work of the National VAW Network, which aims to improve the capacity and capability of VAW Partnerships to implement the ambitions set out in Equally Safe at a local level. This will include undertaking research, data collection, analysis and report writing, as well as providing general project support.

This unique role offers the chance to gain a wide range of experience in different areas, all of which support the delivery of change, and to develop a diverse skills base.

For more information about this role, download the full job description.

A competence based interview will likely take place on Tuesday 14th May 2019.

For more information about competency-based interviews, see our 'Guide to Competency-based Interviews'. You may also find it useful to read our current Business Plan.

Location - ihub, Quarrywood Court, Livingston, West Lothian, EH54 6AX. 

Some travel will also be required to local authorities.

Duration - This post is initially funded until December 2020. Secondments will be considered.

Hours - Standard working week is 36 hours Monday to Friday. Hours can be worked flexibly in agreement with the Line Manager.

Applications must be made online at

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