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Communications Officers

  • Full time or Part time
  • £27,208 – £29,879
  • Edinburgh (currently working remotely)
  • Closing 19th September 2021

  • Advertised from 2nd September 2021
  • 37.00 hours per week. Full Time or Job Share. Fixed term – two years


Who are we looking for and why work at Children’s Hearings Scotland (CHS)?

At Children’s Hearings Scotland we are looking for creative, motivated and proactive communications professionals to join our Communications Team in two exciting new roles: Internal Communications Officer and External Communications Officer.

Our organisation recruits, trains and supports empathetic and committed volunteers. Our 2,500 volunteer Panel Members take part in children’s hearings, making decisions with and for infants, children and young people, and our network of 22 Area Support Teams provide support to Panel Members locally. We are committed to #KeepThePromise to Scotland’s infants, children and young people, and you would be joining us during an exciting period of change as we redesign the children’s hearings system with our partners and people with lived experience.

These roles will play a key part in supporting brand development, growing our external profile and delivering consistent communications for the organisation. We are looking for previous experience of working within a communications team, with a sound understanding of developing and delivering campaigns, and content across a range of different platforms, for different audiences.

Our Communications team

These roles sit within the Communications team which is responsible for brand marketing, campaigns, internal and digital communications and PR at Children’s Hearings Scotland.

Our role is to engage with our 3,000 strong volunteer community, and to raise the profile of who we are and what we do. We live and breathe our vision, mission and values, and the team is passionate about delivering quality, creative communications.

Whilst these roles have an internal/external focus, you will be working within a small and dynamic team, and there will be opportunities to gain experience working across the communications mix.

Life at CHS

As an organisation that works within the children’s hearings system, we are passionate about making a positive contribution to improving outcomes for Scotland’s infants, children and young people. Our values are at the very heart of what we do every day. By working with us, you’ll be joining a diverse community of colleagues and volunteers.

At CHS we are proud to celebrate difference. We all have different skills, experience and backgrounds and we strive to have a friendly and inclusive culture where you can be yourself.

We offer an excellent benefits package, from health and wellness to finances and family. including: generous annual leave, flexible working and other leave policies, fantastic pension, Employee Assistance Programme, development opportunities and wider employee wellbeing initiatives.

Diversity and Inclusion

CHS is an equal opportunities employer. We encourage diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We actively encourage applicants from all protected characteristics and commit to providing any reasonable adjustments required during application and assessment process, and upon joining CHS.

Application notes

For more details and to apply, please download the application pack from the CHS website which includes information about the organisation, full job description and person specification, as well as the application link and instructions. If you wish to apply for this post, please complete the CHS application form via the link in the application pack. CVs are not accepted.

If you would like to discuss any working differently requirements or adjustments you may require throughout the recruitment and selection process please contact

For an informal and confidential discussion on the role, please email and we will arrange for one of our leadership team to contact you.

Closing Date: Sunday 19th September 2021

Interviews are likely to be held in the weeks beginning w/c 27 September 2021

After the closing date, this role profile won’t be available on our website, so please save a copy when you apply.