Come and join our fantastic team at Scottish Families!

COMMUNICATIONS ASSISTANT

  • 35 hours per week (1.0 FTE)
  •  2 year post
  • £24,087 per annum
  • Plus 4% employer pension contribution
  • Based: Edward House, Glasgow (Note: Staff are currently working between home and office)

We are seeking a Communications Assistant to support and deliver the creation of inspiring communications and events to maximise Scottish Families’ reach and engagement across Scotland.

This post will work alongside our Communications Development Officer and assist with our content creation, social media presence, storytelling efforts, campaigning, media relations, and support our whole team with their communication needs. This role is fun and rewarding with a broad range of projects to get involved in. You will create a place for family members to share their experiences, build and maintain our online community, promote our events and encourage donations, and assist with making sure we are reaching more families across Scotland through advertising, campaigning and collaborations.

The post is located at Edward House, Glasgow G2 3EX, with staff currently working between home and office. It is expected that the post holder will be required to work occasional evenings and weekends. This post will be part of Scottish Families’ staff team and be supervised by the Communications Development Officer.

The post-holder will be responsible for maintaining our social media channels, including creating content, finding opportunities, and engaging with family members, supporters and partners; actively monitoring our media profile; supporting with storytelling efforts including sourcing leads, interviewing family members, copywriting stories, etc. to champion family voices; supporting our staff with internal communications; supporting our campaigning efforts including content creation, partnership working, advertising, and attending regular meetings with partners; managing the administration of our Communications Advisory Group; and supporting our staff with their communication requests.

We are seeking applicants who are educated to HNC level, vocational qualification (level 4) or a relevant professional qualification, with a proven record of working across social media channels (specifically X, Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn); creating content for online purposes such as graphics, films and audio; collaborating with partners on projects and campaigns; and delivering campaigns with set targets and audiences. Applicants should have knowledge of new communication developments and trends, and of how to boost engagement with supporters on social media. Candidates should be able to work as a supportive team member, contributing ideas and assisting colleagues; be a competent user of social media channels and content creation software such as Canva; be skilled in storytelling and collecting stories from supporters; and be able to create video content such as Instagram Reels and TikToks using phones and relevant software, with excellent copywriting skills.

You can find out more information about our work in ‘The Cost of Loving, our Strategic Plan 2023-26 and our Impact Report 2022-23.

Closing date

11.59pm, Sunday 3 March 2024

(Applicants being invited to interview will be advised by end of Tuesday 5 March).

Interviews will be held (via Zoom video link) on Wednesday 13 March 2024.

How to apply:

TO APPLY FOR THIS POST, PLEASE UPLOAD YOUR COMPLETED APPLICATION FORM TO OUR BREATHE HR PORTAL HERE.

You are also required to complete our Equality and Diversity Monitoring Form via the online link given in the Application Form.

PLEASE NOTE!! YOU MUST UPLOAD YOUR APPLICATION FORM AT THE SAME TIME AS YOU ADD YOUR PERSONAL DETAILS TO BREATHE, THE SYSTEM DOES NOT ALLOW YOU TO RETURN LATER TO UPLOAD YOUR FORMS.

Please contact Sarah Campbell, Fundraising Manager, Email sarah@sfad.org.uk, Mob 07552 025849, for an informal discussion about this post, or with any queries about uploading your Application Form to Breathe or completing the online Equality and Diversity Monitoring Form.

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