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Communications Manager

  • Full time
  • £30,000
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 15th August 2022

  • Advertised from 26th July 2022
  • 37.5 hours per week with some evening and weekend work as required to meet the needs of the role


St John Scotland is the charity working to create a caring Scotland where more of us will survive a health crisis to live longer, and better.

Our services are delivered by dedicated teams of volunteers, working in the heart of communities across the country.

We provide free CPR training and support communities to install Public Access Defibrillators to help save lives from cardiac arrest, while in Angus our Community First Responder volunteers respond to life-threatening emergencies in the local area.

We support hundreds of patients every year who are undergoing treatment for cancer, or dialysis, to get to hospital for treatment with our Patient Transport services.

We believe when we work together, we can save lives.

The Communications Manager will play a key role in the delivery of our strategy 2021-2025 and our ambition to become a well known Scottish charity, delivering effective services that make a difference in communities across the country.

We have recently developed a refreshed brand identity to enable us to improve our profile, recruit volunteers and grow our services. The role of the Communications Manager will be to build on this work and further develop our internal communications and external profile.

As part of a small national staff team, the Communications Manager leads on all communications and marketing activity, working at a strategic level but also managing the day to day communications requirements of the organisation.

As well as leading communications relating to St John Scotland’s charitable services, the Communications Manager will also oversee communications for members of the Order of St John, including newsletters, an annual publication and event support around the annual Festival.

Application notes

Please submit applications by CV and covering letter (no more than two sides of A4), explaining how your skills and experience are a suitable fit for the role. Please refer to the role description and demonstrate how you meet the person specification.

Send applications by email to by 9am on Monday 15 August.

Interviews are expected to take place in Edinburgh w/c 22 August.