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Communications Manager

Job summary

Salary
£37418 - £45241
Location
Edinburgh
Hours
Around 37.00 per week
Closing Date
27 November 2019 at midnight
Reference
IRC72188 E
Employment Type
Permanent Employee

We are currently seeking applications for a Communications Manager  within the Digital Assurance Office  based in Edinburgh.  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.
This role offers the opportunity to gain a unique insight into the provision of independent assurance across the Central Government sector. Working on their own initiative, the postholder will take forward the exciting challenge of shaping a communications strategy to raise the profile of independent assurance and increase engagement with a diverse range of stakeholders.
The Directorate of Internal Audit and Assurance (DIAA) was formed in April 2019 to improve the co-ordination of assurance activity across the teams who support Internal Audit, the assurance of portfolios, programmes and projects including digital projects.
Working closely with the Senior Managers who lead on assurance activity and also with stakeholders from across the business change and Digital communities, the successful candidate will develop a communications strategy and a range of supporting communication products and activities e.g. case studies and good practice.
In keeping with the team ethos of continuous improvement and putting stakeholders at the heart of our communications, the postholder will develop a mechanism to gauge the effectiveness and impact of key products and ensure a responsive and creative approach to emerging business information requirements.
Qualifications Required
For jobs in Band B & C you must hold a minimum of 3 Highers or equivalent.
Other qualifications equivalent to these may also be acceptable, if you are in any doubt please contact to discuss.
Please note: If you fail to demonstrate how you meet the minimum qualifications as stated above, your application will be automatically sifted out.
Essential Criteria
1. Experience of producing communication products to a high standard and providing realistic advice to senior managers at a strategic level.
2. Gathering and interpreting data on the effectiveness of communication and its impact on business outcomes.
3. Using the most effective channels and technologies available to maximum advantage. You will be adept at exploring new ways to promote messages for hard to reach audiences.
4. Designing and presenting stakeholder events to support achievement of strategic outcomes.
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 Rowena Simpson by email rowena.simpson@gov.scot or telephone 0300 244 7133 or Alister McInnes who can be reached at alister.mcinnes@gov.scot or on 0131 244 9436.
If you experience any difficulties accessing our website or completing the online application form, please contact Resourcing Team  on 0131 244 8217  or via recruitment@gov.scot 

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