The Lucy Faithfull Foundation
The Lucy Faithfull Foundation

Charity registered in Scotland SC039888

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Top job! Head of External Relations, Stop It Now!

  • Part time
  • £34,000 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 7th December 2018

Stop It Now! Scotland is the only national charity dedicated exclusively to preventing and responding to child sexual abuse. Well respected in the field, we are part of the Lucy Faithfull Foundation, a UK wide charity focusing on the prevention of child sexual abuse through engaging both protective adults and those who present a risk to children.

We’re looking to recruit a dynamic and talented individual to lead our media and communications activities and drive forward our communications strategy. This is an exciting time to join our organisation as we expand our services and increase our ability to help families in need, while continue a major campaign to tackle online sexual offending.

The successful candidate will also have some responsibilities in relation to co-ordinating our fundraising work through building relationships with supportive organisations and key individuals.

Applicants must be experienced communications professionals, with the motivation and ability to develop and deliver all aspects of our communications activity, helping us promote child safety and increase our ability to raise awareness, inspire action, and influence and engage with the public, Government and professionals in the field.

Applicants do not need a background in or specific knowledge of child protection. Of greater importance is an affinity with our mission, a commitment to excellence in communications, and a capability to successfully help our charity grow and develop sustainably. The post offers considerable scope for creativity, and would suit a motivated individual who is looking for their next career move.

The successful candidate will be ready to hit the ground running, and will have spotted that we already punch above our weight in the media. They will be keen to take ownership of this role and deliver high-quality communications activities which help us achieve our vision of a world in which children's right to live free from adverse childhood experiences becomes a reality. If you feel you could bring your expertise to this endeavour, then we would love to hear from you.

In return, we offer a challenging and rewarding role within a friendly, hardworking team which is committed to keeping children safe from sexual harm.

This is a part-time position for 12 months based on 18 hours per week. We offer a salary of £16,320 per annum (£34,000 f.t.e) and 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays (pro rata). This post will be subject to a Disclosure check. There may be scope for further paid hours beyond the 18 hours a week in relation to specific campaigns. Although the post is initially for 1 year, sustainability of the post will relate to sourcing of sustainable income for our campaign work.

For an informal discussion in relation to this role please call National Manager, Stuart Allardyce on 0131 556 3535.