Recruiting for Engender's Executive Director

Today we have launched the recruitment to find Engender’s new Executive Director.

The Executive Director is the most senior role at Engender and represents the organisation with dynamism and a high degree of professionalism. They are a passionate advocate for women's rights and equality in Scotland and beyond as part of a global intersectional feminist movement.

The Executive Director 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. They are an ambassador for Engender and ensure 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.

All of the details about the role of Executive Director and how to apply can be found here.

The Engender board have been working with an external recruitment consultant to ensure that we are doing all we can to find the right fit for Engender, and running a process which is feminist, flexible, transparent, and reflects the competing pressures on women’s lives. We actively welcome applications for part-time, job-share or other flexible working arrangements.

While the loss of Emma will always be felt, we are hopeful that we will find the right person or people to guide Engender through the next phase of our work for intersectional feminist policy making in Scotland. In the meantime, our managerial team of Catriona Kirkpatrick, Eilidh Dickson, Jill Wood and Alys Mumford are continuing to take on additional duties as our Interim Leadership Team. You can find individual contact details for them here, or continue to get in touch via

Please do share with anyone who may be interested in becoming Engender's Executive Director, and help us find the best person or people to lead Engender's work for women's equality.

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