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Media Manager - Sheku Bayoh Public Inquiry

Job summary

£38541 - £46599
Around 37.00 per week
Closing Date
14 July 2020 at midnight
Employment Type
Permanent Employee

We are currently seeking applications for a Media Manager - Sheku Bayoh Public Inquiry 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.

On 12th November 2019, the Cabinet Secretary for Justice announced his intention to hold a Public Inquiry into the circumstances leading to and following the death of Sheku Bayoh in 2015. The Terms of Reference for the Inquiry were published on 21 May 2020.

The Public Inquiry will examine the circumstances leading up to the death of Mr Bayoh, the post incident management process and subsequent investigation into his death. The Inquiry will also establish the extent to which Mr Bayoh’s actual or perceived race played a part in events, if any.

The Media Manager for the Inquiry will play a key role in ensuring the Inquiry’s website and any other public facing media channels will remain accessible and transparent to allow full public confidence in the Inquiry.

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.

Main Duties
• Leading, by working with an external supplier, on the development of the Inquiry’s website
• Running of the Inquiry’s website and any social media on a day-to-day basis, to ensure accuracy of information and accessibility to the public
• Working with external contractors to ensure the Inquiry’s means of transcribing and broadcasting hearings works efficiently and is accessible to the public
• Dealing with enquires from the media and public
• Working closely and collaboratively with other members of the Inquiry team to ensure the smooth running of the Inquiry.

If interested in applying for this post you should have the following skills and experience:
• A proven track in PR, journalism or media management.
• Be organised and able to work flexibly in a pressurised environment.
• Experience of working in written mediums (relevant for writing press releases and management of the Inquiry’s website) and audio visual production (relevant in relation to broadcasting of the Inquiry’s hearings and production of any video statements made by the Inquiry)
• Have experience of working in a public sector context or dealing with public bodies.

The Inquiry will be supported by a combination of civil servants on secondment from Scottish Government, external specialists and lawyers. The Inquiry Team will be small, close-knit and work collaboratively. To provide resilience and cover each member of staff will be required to have an understanding of other roles in the Inquiry as well as their own.

he Inquiry will be based in central Edinburgh and is expected to last around 3 to 4 years.  To apply for this post you will need to provide the following:

A CV (no longer than two pages) setting out your career history, with key responsibilities and achievements. Add to your CV, your personal statement (no longer than 750 words) explaining:
1) Why you want to work for the Public Inquiry
2) What knowledge, skills and experience will you bring to the role

Failure to submit a single combined document (CV and personal statement) will mean the panel will only have limited information on which to assess your application.

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. For further information please contact Christopher Crowther christopher.crowther@gov.scot

If you experience any difficulties accessing our website or completing the online application form, please contact HR Resourcing at Recruitment@gov.scot.

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