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Communications Development Officer

  • Part time
  • £27,000 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 6th February 2023

  • Advertised from 19th January 2023
  • 12 hours (Full Time 37) Two days per week (between Monday and Thursday) 9-3pm.
  • Annual Leave: 20 days pro rata plus 10 days public holidays. Annual Leave year runs from 1st of April to 31st March. Pension: Eligible to join the auto-enrolment scheme. 5% contribution from COSS and 3% minimum salary contribution from employees.


Purpose of the Job

  • To provide support in developing the activities of the project that is based in the South West of Edinburgh to address the effects of poverty and the cost of living crisis within our community.
  • To support the Project Manager in the strategic planning of the project.

Main tasks and responsibilities

Staff Support and project delivery

Digital Planning

  • To develop, implement and manage all our digital platforms including all our social media and our website. To plan monthly calendars of our social media posts.
  • To create our annual report
  • Prepare our marketing materials

Data Gathering and Reporting

  • To monitor/gather weekly/monthly/annual statistics
  • To prepare reports on our data to contribute to our planning
  • Report to funders on our progress
  • To evaluate our work when appropriate

Person Specification

This is a challenging and important role within a small team. Training will be available however we are looking for candidates to have relevant, provable experience.

Education & Knowledge

  • Understanding the impact poverty has on families & individuals
  • Experience of community development
  • Good general education with preferably a relevant qualification in working with communities or relevant work experience


  • Relevant work experience
  • Extensive experience in digital marketing and social media posting and planning
  • Collation of data, stats,
  • Basic knowledge of funding bids and reporting requirements

Skills and Qualities

  • Strong communication skills
  • Excellent computer skills
  • Excellent media design skills
  • Strong report writing abilities

Personal Qualities

  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Be able to work with a non-judgemental attitudes towards others
  • Have a professional attitude
  • Be willing to advocate for others
  • Strong organisational skills
  • Have an innovative approach and be creative in problem solving

Responsible to:Project Manager

Application notes

To apply please send covering letter and CV to by 12pm on 6th February 2023