Stonewall Scotland was set up in 2001 in response to demand from Scottish supporters and the new political environment. As well as significant media and political work, we’ve made material contributions to successes such as amending legislation covering adoption and fostering, hate crime and offences motived by prejudice at football matches and were at the forefront of the campaign for equal marriage in Scotland.
We work with a comprehensive range of stakeholders and are one of the most effective campaigning charities in Scotland. Stonewall Scotland is at a crucial stage. The challenges that we face are complex as we attempt to ensure that every single lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans person achieves full equality. We have an ambition to reach further into our communities, sharing our knowledge, interventions and campaigns with the widest possible audience. We no longer have to just convince politicians; we have to convince the owner of the small business, the dad who doesn’t want a gay son, the priest who doesn’t know he has lesbian parishioners.
Purpose of the role
Despite the progress we have made in the last 20 years, LGBT people continue to face significant discrimination in everyday life, and over one in five were victims of hate crime in the last year.
This role is central to our continued mission in challenging homophobia, biphobia and transphobia in Scotland. In this post you will engage and mobilise individuals, groups, organisations and communities across Scotland, particularly in communities where discrimination and prejudice continues to act as a significant barrier to LGBT people.
Working with the Policy, Campaigns and Research Manager in Scotland and with colleagues across teams in England and Wales, you will also help deliver our communications, public engagement and research strategy which will help shape and inform thinking on national policy frameworks and outcomes.
The post will be based in Edinburgh with regular travel required including occasional overnight stays.