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Marketing Manager (Education)

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Job summary

Food Standards Scotland is a distinct legal entity and staff joining from other organisations will be issued with a new contract of employment. Food Standards Scotland is a Non-Ministerial Office, which is part of the Scottish Administration, employing staff on Scottish Government Main terms and conditions and pay arrangements. For more information please contact the Recruiting Manager named at the bottom of the advert.
£31266 - £35813
Around 37.00 per week
Closing Date
12 September 2021 at midnight
Employment Type
Permanent Employee

We are currently seeking applications for a Marketing Manager (Education) within the Food Standards Scotland based in Aberdeen. This is a permanent and pensionable appointment and new entrants will normally start on the minimum of the pay range. Candidates with a disability who meet the essential criteria below will be invited to the assessments.

Are you a creative individual with experience of developing campaigns and initiatives to educate and engage consumers and especially young people on food related issues? Food Standards Scotland is a changing organisation with big ambitions to help shift Scotland's diet – and that starts with education. We have an opportunity to work in our growing, ambitious communications and marketing team to help tackle one of the most difficult issues facing Scotland – the health of our nation.

Reporting to the Head Marketing and Publications, you will work collaboratively across the wider organisation to develop and enhance the FSS education offering (Feeding Minds), ensuring it is fit for purpose and aligned to the needs of the sector and complimentary to the curriculum for excellence. You will be responsible for developing, managing and implementing integrated marketing programs targeting education providers, as well as wider community based groups and organisations to increase awareness, drive demand and levels of engagement in line with FSS strategic objectives. This is a permanent and pensionable appointment and the new entrant would normally start on the minimum of the pay range. Candidates with a disability who meet the essential criteria below will be invited to the assessments.

Do you have excellent communication skills with experience in problem solving? Can you demonstrate strong planning and organisation skills, while prioritising workloads to meet deadlines? If the answers to the above are yes, then this exciting opportunity to join the Scottish Government could be for you.

Qualifications Required
CIM (or similar) qualification or would be willing to work towards one.

Essential Criteria
1. A 'can do' attitude and ability to take the initiative and make decisions based on the evidence available.
2. Strong communication and writing skills and confidence in dealing and negotiating with a range of people at all levels, particularly external stakeholders
3. Familiarity with both the food and education landscapes within Scotland.
4. Ability to interpret data and research findings and develop learnings into robust, actionable strategies and plans.

Important Information Regarding Interviews
In recognition of the Scottish Government's ongoing measures and guidance in its response to Covid-19 (Coronavirus), we would like to advise applicants that a decision has been taken that all interviews must be conducted in a virtual/remote setting.

In order to facilitate this new way of working, we are asking all applicants to ensure that they have a suitable space to complete the virtual interview. In addition, a personal device of choice, which has the interview application downloaded. This could be MS Teams or Webex for example. This will allow candidates to undertake the interview/assessment if selected. We are also asking you to ensure that your personal Wi-Fi/Broadband capacity will be sufficient to carry both audio and video feeds. This will then ensure that there are no issues incurred during the interview.

Nationality requirements
This job is broadly open to the following groups:
• UK nationals
• nationals of Commonwealth countries who have the right to work in the UKs
• nationals of the Republic of Ireland
• nationals from the EU, EEA or Switzerland with (or eligible for) status under the European Union Settlement Scheme (EUSS)
• relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals working in the Civil Service
• relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals who have built up the right to work in the Civil Service
• certain family members of the relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals

Further Information
For further information on this vacancy please download and review the "Person Specification and Further Information for Job Applicants" which you will find below. To apply, you must fully complete and submit an online application via this website before the closing date. To learn more about this opportunity, please contact Rachael Polley who can be reached at Rachael.polley@fss.scot

The Scottish Government is a diverse and inclusive workplace and we want to help you demonstrate your full potential whatever type of assessment is used. If you require any adjustments to our recruitment process, please let us know via recruitment@gov.scot


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