This vacancy has now closed

Communications Officer, Aberdeen

  • Part time
  • £25,122 – £28,400 pro-rata
  • Aberdeen
  • Closing 25th July 2019


  • Advertised from 28th June 2019
  • 18.75 hours
  • M30/19

Role

To engage with internal and external audiences to support the work of the Church in developing a sustaining Christian presence in every community and to assist in the delivery of a step change in our approach to communications.

Main Duties

  • Support the appropriate Presbytery committees in the development and implementation of the Communications Strategy in conjunction with the Business and Finance Committee and, in particular, helping to design and deliver a programme of events, initiatives and campaigns.
  • Work collaboratively across the Presbytery to identify and secure copy, and be responsible for the development and production of a bi-monthly E-Bulletin
  • Working with the appropriate Presbytery committees in proactively identifying opportunities to engage with the wider community to explain and express the Mission of the Church.
  • Public Relations: Using a variety of mediums, generate ‘good news stories’ and other editorial copy to support the mission of the Presbytery of Aberdeen, liaising with journalists to get media coverage.
  • Monitoring Press Coverage of references to the Presbytery in all forms and contexts
  • Working across the Presbytery, identify opportunities to use photography and video to capture ‘stories, generate curiosity and interest and give information’ using a more visual approach and seeking appropriate consent to do so.
  • Provide advice and guidance on media coverage for events and emerging issues/crises, and respond to media requests including the press, and where appropriate, prepare media statements.

Application notes

Closing Date: 12 noon on Thursday, 25 July 2019.

For more information on this post, please contact John Fergusson jferguson@churchofscotland.org.uk