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Communications Officer

  • Part time
  • £22,542 – £27,552 pro-rata
  • OPFS HQ Edinburgh office with flexible working – a blend of working – ranging from, home, on-the-go or in the office considered
  • Closing 21st February 2022

  • Advertised from 27th January 2022
  • 30 hours a week. Fixed contract to 31st March 2023


OPFS was founded in 1940 and since then we have been at the forefront of shaping policy and services in Scotland, that support single parents and their children. Today, there are over 144,000 single parent families in Scotland, 25% of all families. We champion their voices and keep their needs at the heart of everything we do.

We want a society in which single parent families are treated equally and fairly. To help achieve this OPFS provides a range of single parent tailored services. We do this through our advice channels, self-help pages on our website and through our local community-based services. To create lasting change we involve single parents, experts by experience, to influence policy - to challenge discrimination and judgmental attitudes, to reduce child poverty - and make services more accessible to all families.

Core purpose

The Communications Officer will be responsible for supporting the development and maintenance of high-quality integrated communications and building the brand and profile of OPFS. You will support a range of communications, single parent audience development and marketing activities that support the delivery of the organisation’s strategic goals. Working within our communications team, you’ll lead on the planning and delivery of all aspects of PR activity, contribute towards comms and identify, and respond quickly, to short term opportunities.

You’ll help co-ordinate the scheduling, drafting and delivery across our social media channels, write and edit press releases and other written materials such as blog posts, latest news features and statements and support single parents to take part in comms/media.

Duties include:

• Building brand and increasing our reach through writing style and visual brand.

• Delivering effective communications, marketing campaigns and projects.

• Work effectively with single parents to ensure active involvement in and support for communications and campaigns.

• To co-ordinate public relations activities ensuring consistency of messaging, identifying media opportunities, and developing content for news releases and various channels.

• Key responsibility in developing digital content for a range of projects across social media, website, and other online platforms.

• Write and publish content, ensuring that it reflects and reinforces OPFS brand and personality.

• Proactively plan workloads whilst working in an overall team framework.

• Identify and understand the different audiences OPFS communicates with and how best to communicate with them.

Further details about the role can be downloaded below.

Application notes

The closing date is 21st February 2022 at 9am.

Please download an application from our website and email your completed application form to

Please contact or 0131 556 3899 if you require a paper application form.