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Content and Social Media Officer

Job summary

£26995 - £29776
Around 37.00 per week
Closing Date
23 June 2021 at midnight
Employment Type
Fixed Term Appointment - Fair and Open

We are currently seeking applications for a Content and Social Media Officer within Communications based in Edinburgh. This is a 23 month 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.

The Content & Social Media Officer for Brand Scotland will create engaging digital content for international audiences on the Scotland is Now social media channels and Scotland.org website. The Content & Social Media Officer will help create a unique point of differentiation online and a strong national identity for Scotland on digital channels to ensure that Scotland can more effectively compete and stand out in a global market place. This includes driving awareness and reputation of Scotland as a modern, innovative, progressive and inclusive nation, that is a prime destination in which to live, work, study, visit and do business. Through close collaboration with the Brand Scotland Social Media Manager and the Lead Content Editor, the Content & Social Media Officer will work to create a suite of unified online presence and a consistent tone of voice, engage with our target audiences and push Scotland higher up the consideration list. The Social Media Manager works proactively with senior stakeholders and partners to elevate Scotland’s brand and reinforce Scotland’s proposition, values and brand attributes. This role is within the Brand Scotland team (and sits alongside Scottish Government’s Marketing Team). Reporting to the Brand Scotland Senior Digital Manager, the successful candidate will work closely with the full team and take full accountability for their own portfolio of responsibilities.

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 creating engaging multimedia and graphic design content using tools such as Canva, Adobe Creative Cloud, or native social media platform tools.
2 : Proven digital marketing experience in a communications or marketing role that includes social media content creation and community management.
3 : Experience using brand guidelines and translating them into different content formats which represent the brand visually and also the brand values.
4 : Excellent communication and marketing skills, both in written and verbal form.

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 Clare Prentice at claire.prentice@gov.scot.

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.

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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