Executive Director of Engender

Salary: Circa £50k

Pension: 8% employer contribution

Hours: Up to 35 hours per week (full time). We actively welcome applications for part-time, job share or other flexible working arrangements and will work with you to support the realisation of this.

Leave entitlement: 38 days pro rata (including public holidays)

Location: 10 Old Tolbooth Wynd, Edinburgh, EH8 8EQ (home working during the Covid-19 pandemic)

Responsible to: Board of Trustees

Closing Date: Monday 10th January 2022 at midnight


Engender is Scotland’s feminist policy and advocacy organisation. We work to dismantle structural sexism to create a Scotland in which women have equal opportunities in life, equal access to resources and power, and are equally safe and secure from harm. We work at Scottish, UK and international level to produce research, analysis, and recommendations for intersectional feminist legislation and programmes. We believe in an intersectional and inclusive feminism, and seek to conduct our work through this lens.

Engender is seeking an Executive Director (ED) to represent represents the organisation with dynamism and a high degree of professionalism. The ED is the most senior position at Engender, and will be a passionate advocate for women’s rights and equality in Scotland and beyond as part of a global intersectional feminist movement.

The ED has overall responsibility for Engender’s strategic direction and policy development, working closely with the Board and staff team, providing leadership, vision, and sound financial management. The ED is an ambassador for Engender and ensures a high public profile for the organisation externally, building and maintaining excellent relationships with a wide range of stakeholders and driving the development of programmes and fundraising.


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