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Community & Communications Coordinator

  • Part time
  • £27,000 pro-rata
  • Remote working with some travel required for in person meetings and events in Scotland when appropriate.
  • Closing 6th December 2021

  • Advertised from 25th November 2021
  • 3 days per week with additional hours if desired at key points of the year.


About Elect Her

Elect Her works to motivate, support & equip women in all their diversity to stand for elected office in all spheres of Government, providing them with the knowledge, confidence, and skills they need to do it. We demystify the process of standing for elected office and motivate women to create action plans for standing through free workshops and online resources. We nurture networks of women supporting each other in peer support circles, facilitating space for women to share and reflect to prepare themselves for standing for office. We design training programmes to equip women with the tools they need as they prepare to stand. We create protected spaces for underrepresented women to come together to acknowledge the additional barriers they face in standing and seek solutions in unity. Increasingly we are creating women centred political literacy materials to support all women to develop their foundational

understanding of how our country’s governance works for us.

Since we began our work, we have:

• Delivered workshops demystifying the process of standing for elected office to over 5000 women.

• Welcomed 500 women through our Peer Support Circles.

• Supported nearly 180 women as candidates.

• Celebrated as at least 80 of those women have been elected.

• Designed and produced Scotland’s Women Stand, a daylong event at Scottish Parliament celebrating women and their role in Scotland’s governance.

• Created regular networking space for D/deaf and disabled women in politics.

• Provided regular space for Women of Colour to come together to reflect on the additional barriers they face on the journey to elected office.

And this is just the beginning!

Role Overview

The purpose of this role is to support the growth of our community of women in Scotland, encouraging a new audience of women to access our programmes and explore their role in Scotland’s democracy. If you love using your creative abilities with words, images, and videos to tell a story, this is the role for you.

The key elements of the role are:

• Engage with and nurture the community of women in Scotland accessing our work through our communications platforms, programme activity and building relationships. Build audiences (live and digital) for Elect Her programming through extending digital reach and build newsletter subscriptions and social followers.

• Participate in the creation of and coordinate the implementation of the communications strategy. Working with the full staff team to develop a year round narrative and content plan covering newsletters, websites and social channels utilising the distinct ‘voice’ of the organisation.

Work closely with the Elect Her team to maintain existing relationships with a wide range of partners, organisations, and individuals.

Application notes

An application pack is available for download below,

Deadline for applications: 8.59am, 6th December 2021

First interviews will take place on 13th December, and we hope all candidates will be notified of the outcome by 16th December. We may choose to reinterview in the new year. The position remains open until filled.