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Engagement and Communications Officer

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Job summary

£26155 - £29192
Around 37.00 per week
Closing Date
13 August 2020 at midnight
Employment Type
Fixed Term Appointment - Fair and Open

We are currently seeking applications for Engagement and Communications Officer within The Promise based in Edinburgh. This is a fixed-term 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. We would encourage those who are care experienced to apply for this opportunity within The Promise. Applicants who are care experienced who meet the essential criteria below will be invited to the assessments. Applicants from across Scotland are invited to apply and assistance with travel costs will be available.

The Promise will make sure Scotland listens to children and adults with lived experience of Scotland’s system of care, families and the paid and unpaid workforce and deliver the changes needed.

Playing a key role in driving The Promise’s communications activity and ensuring its work and brand are reflected positively and consistently, this role requires working proactively across all teams to capture and share stories, learning and key messages. It will support the production of materials, digital content and news releases, with an emphasis on engaging, creative and accessible approaches.

The team will be incubated in Scottish Government for up to 9 months while work takes place to explore options of being housed externally therefore the current roles are short term fixed term appointments until 31st March 2021.

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. Excellent interpersonal skills and a strong ability to communicate and engage in a variety of forms, including oral and written.
2. Experience of using communications systems such as Wordpress and CRM software.
3. Excellent organisational skills and the ability to develop and maintain effective systems.
4. Expertise in presenting complex information accessibly and checking all work is accurate and of high quality before publication.

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 as well as a personal device of choice with an account registered to the 'Zoom' app by which you can 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 to undertake the interview. This will then ensure that there are no issues incurred during the interview.

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 Claire Stuart who can be reached at claire@thepromise.scot.

If you experience any difficulties accessing our website or completing the online application form, please contact the Resourcing Team via recruitment@gov.scot.


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