Work for CPAG

Director of Policy, Rights and Advocacy

£48,157 - £53,226 per annum (permanent - full time)

Do you want a job that takes you to the heart of the debate about what kind of country we live in – rising child poverty, austerity cuts, fixing universal credit, children’s life chances and access to justice? There was never a better time to work for the Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG). We have a long history of powerful strategic leadership in identifying and advocating the policies necessary to prevent and end child poverty in the UK. Influential across the political spectrum, our welfare rights expertise both enjoys the respect of policy makers, and directly supports thousands of frontline welfare rights advisers through advice and information services, enabling them to maximise family incomes.

CPAG is seeking a Director of Policy, Rights and Advocacy. The postholder will be a proven leader and strategic thinker, a policy expert with good news sense and sound political judgement who will take responsibility for maximising CPAG’s external policy impact in a changing political and economic environment. Working closely with the Chief Executive and Trustees, the postholder will be responsible for establishing a programme of work to develop our policy agenda and influence, drawing on our expertise in income poverty, social security and welfare rights. As such, the postholder will be responsible for developing, attracting funding for, and managing a high profile programme of projects and policy and rights activity and for developing and delivering a communications and dissemination strategy to ensure our messages secure maximum impact. The postholder will play a strategic role as part of the SMT and leads a highly knowledgeable team of staff with expertise in social policy, law and welfare rights, and is responsible for the technical quality and reputation of our policy and rights work. ‘

For further information about the role download the job pack.

Closing date 12pm on 08 January 2018

Interviews will be held on 16 January 2018


Head of Advice and Rights

£38,360 - £42,398 per annum (permanent - full time)

Child Poverty Action Group is looking to recruit a Head of Advice & Rights to play a key role in helping low income families to maximise their incomes and to inform and support CPAG’s high profile policy and campaigns activities.

You will lead and manage CPAG’s sector-leading expert advice and information to welfare rights advisers, lawyers and frontline workers on all aspects of the social security and tax credit systems.

You will be an expert on the social security system, have strong managerial skills and possess the ability to work with colleagues to develop and implement an ambitious vision for CPAG’s advice and welfare rights services.

For more information about this role, download the job pack.

To apply, please send your application form by email to

Closing date 12pm on 09 January 2018

Interviews will be held on 18 January 2018


Marketing, Communications and Administration Officer (P/T)
£24,819 - £ 29,199 pro rata (20 hours per week; maternity cover)

This is an exciting opportunity for someone with experience of marketing, communications and administration to join a leading charity to help promote highly regarded training, publications and information that support organisations across Scotland maximise family incomes.

Based in our central Glasgow offices you will have a track record of effectively marketing goods or services, experience of providing administrative support in a busy office environment and of using online and social media communications.  The ideal candidate will also have experience of customer relationship management (CRM) databases to develop contact lists, produce reports and complete targeted marketing communications, as well as experience of email marketing.

For more information about this role, download the job pack.

To apply, please send your application form by email to

Closing date 12pm on 10 January 2018

Interviews will be held in Glasgow on 19 January 2018


CPAG has for more than 50 years been the leading charity campaigning for the end of child poverty in the UK. We make a difference; empowering families with the right advice, combatting unfair social security legislation in the courts as in last year’s challenge and win against the infamous “bedroom tax” and standing up for families and children in the media. But a combination of factors including a sustained assault on our benefits system, means child poverty is forecast to rise sharply. 50 years on, the challenge is as great as ever but the skills we need to rise to that challenge are changing. Now you have the chance to support the dedicated people who work for CPAG to stay at the cutting edge of campaigning, playing your part in the struggle to end child poverty in the UK. We need to arm our Trustee Board with new skills, in digital media, campaigning and fundraising. We are looking for two people to join the board.

CPAG’s activities include: policy and research, campaigning, lobbying and media work, welfare rights advice and legal test case work. We are the largest provider of information and training to welfare rights advisors and the most enduring campaigners for a more progressive approach to social security.

We are open to applicants from the private, public and voluntary sectors, and to those in executive roles seeking their first Trustee role as well as to experienced Trustees who have the required functional expertise.

CPAG is strongly represented in Scotland and our Board includes a Trustee with specific Scottish experience and insight. As the Scottish regime begins to diverge from that in the rest of UK, we would welcome applicants based in Scotland with the requisite skills and experience.

For further information and how to apply download the application pack.

Closing date for applications: 5pm on 8 January 2018.


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