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09 May 2024

We are recruiting: Deputy Director, International and Global Regulatory Affairs

We are recruiting: Deputy Director, International and Global Regulatory Affairs
The SWA is seeking a Deputy Director to join our International and Global Regulatory Affairs teams

Team(s): International and Global Regulatory Affairs (reporting to the Directors) 

Location: Edinburgh (HQ) or London. The SWA operates a hybrid working model with the expectation of two days per week in the office, flexible working requests will be considered. 

Salary: £76,000 - £83,000 per year 

Benefits package: 25 days' holiday plus 9 public holidays and 3 days shutdown between Christmas and New Year.  Generous group personal pension plan. Flexible and hybrid working. 


The role:

The Deputy Director will focus on supporting the work of both the International and Global Regulatory Affairs teams. The post holder will be responsible for ensuring the Scotch Whisky industry has fair market access around the world and operates in a competitive global trade and regulatory environment. The role involves working closely with governments around the world and at home (both the UK and Scottish governments), as well as organisations such as the WTO, to ensure Scotch can be exported efficiently and sold successfully globally. A key aspect of the role will be monitoring and assessing national non-tariff and regulatory barriers and how they link to the global regulatory landscape on priority issues and influencing policy through organisations such as the World Spirits Alliance.  

The full job specification (along with application form) can be downloaded here.


 Applications and Equal Opportunities: 

In order to apply please download the application form here. Your completed form should be sent to before the closing date of 27 May. 

In order to help us meet the aims and commitments in our equality, inclusion and diversity policy we ask you to download and complete a monitoring form although this is voluntary.  Please send your completed form to, separately from your application. The form is used to help us build a picture of how diverse our applicants are.  It will be separated from the rest of your application and will not be seen by members of the shortlisting or interview panels.   

The first stage in the recruitment process will be a CV-based interview, expected to be held on 10, 14 or 14 June 2024.   

 If you have any questions about the role or the SWA please contact us at