Livingston James retained by Cattanach to appoint new Head of Policy and Public Affairs

*Please note this opportunity is now closed to further applications. Should you be interested in similar roles and wish to have an exploratory discussion, please contact Douglas Adam at [email protected].


The wellbeing of future generations is at the heart of what we, at Cattanach, strive for, and we do so by supporting the youngest children from before they are born to about the time they start school.  As a grant funder, we currently support a range of charities across Scotland to add the greatest and most sustainable value possible to the lives and wellbeing of young children but we have the ambition to do more…

This newly created role of Head of Policy and Public Affairs will ensure Cattanach plays a more direct and leading role in developing and shaping Government policy, using a strong evidence and data-led approach to ensure all children across Scotland receive the required support during their early years.

Acting as an ambassador for the organisation to effectively build and maintain Cattanach’s awareness, reputation and influence across Scotland, you will promote the benefits of increased collaboration and seek opportunities for co-production activities involving both early years children and adults.  Embracing innovation, we want to encourage relevant stakeholders to think differently about the approaches required to ensure children in Scotland grow up loved, safe and respected so that they can realise their full potential.

With relevant experience of working in a policy, influencing or external engagement role, you will be able to demonstrate a proven track record in raising an organisation’s public profile and evidence of building and maintaining relationships with a diverse range of external stakeholders, including policymakers. Out with your core experience, the successful candidate must thrive on working in partnership and demonstrate their energy, drive and enthusiasm for the role.

If you share our ambition for all children across Scotland to grow up loved, safe and respected, please review the role profile below or contact [email protected]

NB: Cattanach embraces hybrid working and whilst our offices are in Edinburgh, the successful candidate would not be required to be in the office on a full-time basis.

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