This vacancy has now closed

Policy and Communications Officer

  • Full time
  • £24,000 – £30,000
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 19th November 2018

  • Advertised from 24th October 2018


The Scottish Sports Association (SSA) is searching for a Policy and Communications Officer. If you’re looking for

the following, this unique role might be perfect for you:

  • The opportunity to make a difference
  • To support and shape Scottish sport
  • To utilise your excellent communication skills while developing new skills and experiences
  • To work with partners and develop relationships with individuals and organisations across Scottish sport
  • To work with a friendly, fun and dynamic team.

We are looking for someone who:

  • Wants to make a difference to Scottish sport
  • Is energetic and passionate about sport
  • Is an outstanding communicator (in writing and verbally)
  • Is a ‘people person’ and can build and develop strong relationships with our members, partners and
  • stakeholders
  • Can add value to our team and provide valued support to our members.

The SSA is the recognised independent and collective representative organisation for governing bodies of sport in Scotland; we exist to support and represent our members. We work to ensure the interests of our members are represented across Government, Parliament, sportscotland, the voluntary sector and the wider sporting world and always ensure that we provide high quality and valued services to our members.

We are looking for the right fit for our team with outstanding skills in key areas to join our team. While some experience may be beneficial, finding the candidate with the right skills and characteristics is our priority as we are happy to help to develop experience within the role.

The Policy and Communications Officer is a unique role within Scottish sport and is central to providing support and development across Scottish Governing Bodies of sport.

Application notes

For an application pack please visit:

For an informal chat about the post please contact Kim Atkinson, CEO, Scottish Sports Association, on 07796 180 498 or email:

Interviews are proposed for 28/29 November 2018

Closing date: 10am, Monday 19 November 2018

The SSA is fully committed to the principles of equality and is responsible for ensuring that no member, employee, or job applicant receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of age, gender, disability, race, ethnic origin, nationality, colour, parental or marital status, pregnancy, religious belief, class or social background, sexual preference or political belief.