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Informing Scotland Project Officer




Veterans Scotland is seeking a Project Officer to deliver our ‘Informing Scotland’ project. Veterans Scotland’s mission is:

‘Veterans Scotland will represent and support the interests of its member organisations, and promote mutually beneficial collaboration, in order to enhance the well-being of the AFVC across Scotland.’

The Veterans Scotland Informing Scotland Project is a 3 year project, funded by the Forces in Mind Trust. It seeks to inform and educate: staff, policy makers and leaders in statutory and non-statutory organisations across Scotland about their obligations to the Armed Forces Covenant and how they may adapt their policies and working practices to ensure that these obligations are met. The post holder will enable a better understanding of the Armed Forces Covenant across Scotland; this is becoming increasingly important as elements of the Covenant become enshrined in law.

Target audiences include, but are not restricted to: Local Authorities, NHS Scotland, Statutory Organisations and Employers, as well as providers of Education, Housing, Health, and the ex-Service and other Third Sector organisations.

The Role

The Project Officer will be expected to liaise with stakeholders across Scotland, plan and deliver Informing Scotland briefings (with appropriate support from other Veterans Scotland staff). The Project Officer will have responsibility for the co-ordination of National and Regional Gatherings of Armed Forces and Veterans Champions that take place annually, as well as the design & delivery of an education package to Local Authority customer facing staff.

Key Competencies

It is likely that the future post holder will:

  • Have served within the Armed Forces or Reserves
  • Have experience of project management, including event delivery
  • Have the ability to prepare accurate and concise written and oral briefs
  • Have the ability to work with a wide range of individuals and organisations,
  • Have the ability to manage a budget,
  • Have highly competent MS Office skills
  • The ability to present to meetings and at larger public gatherings, including the preparation of presentations
  • Hold a current UK driving licence

Specific Tasks

  • Prepare and submit progress reports and updates to FiMT, through the General Secretary
  • Ensure that the Terms and Conditions of the grant are met, including preparing budget reports
  • Ensure that the Branding Guidelines are met
  • Ensure strong relationships are maintained across the Local Authority Armed Forces and Veterans Champions Network.
  • Plan and deliver 2 Informing Scotland National Gatherings per year
  • Co-ordinate 5 Regional focused Gatherings per year
  • Forecast, Plan and facilitate the Armed Forces Covenant Education package, ensuring that it remains updated in line with recent changes to Legislation
  • Liaise with members of Veterans Scotland and produce a robust evaluation of the impact of the Informing Scotland Project
  • Attendance at Veterans Scotland meetings as required
  • Brief the Armed Forces Firm Base network on relevant issues as appropriate, if necessary through VS Firm base representatives
  • Other tasks as required by the Executive Chairman and General Secretary

Role Management

The Informing Scotland Project Officer will report to the General Secretary of Veterans Scotland.  A laptop, with remote access capability, and a mobile phone may be provided to support this role.

Terms and Conditions

Salary is based on a full time salary of £25,700 (£20,560 for 0.8 FTE) per year and is subject to ongoing Forces in Mind Trust Funding. The normal place of work is at New Haig House, Logie Green Road, Edinburgh; remote working is permissible whilst some attendance at New Haig House will be expected. Travel expenses will be paid for authorised journeys, including the use of personal vehicles.


  • Applications:   Applications which should include a current CV and a covering letter, of not more than 1½ pages, describing the applicant’s suitability for the post and motivation for applying, should be sent electronically to:  Jim Wilson, General Secretary of Veterans Scotland at:   gensec@veteransscotland.org.uk
  • Closing Date:   Noon on Wednesday 23rd June 2021
  • Interview Date:   Likely to be early to mid June and are likely to be carried out on line via MS Teams or Zoom.
  • Enquiries:   Further enquiries about the role should be directed to:   Jim Wilson, General Secretary of Veterans Scotland at:   gensec@veteransscotland.org.uk