Communications and Administration Support Officer

  • Part time
  • Circa £23,000 pro-rata
  • Pitlochry / home based
  • Closing 15th October 2021

  • Advertised from 9th September 2021
  • Three days per week - flexible


About the role

· This is an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic and skilled applicant to use a broad set of social media skills to drive external communications by championing the views of Indigenous Peoples whilst promoting their distinct relationship with our shared environment.

· Your key role will be the creation of all social media communications whilst supporting the indigenous programmes through outreach activities and increasing brand recognition for The Onaway Trust.

· Responsible to the board of trustees and supported by your line manager, your focus will be on external communications (social media, website, e-newsletters etc).

· By joining our small team, you will be a natural self starter and will be given significant opportunities to gain insights into a wide range of supported projects.

· To provide exemplary administrative support to the charity’s projects and trustee roles.

Key Responsibilities

· You will have full regard to Trust’s policies and internal procedures and uphold its reputation, aims and values.

· With ongoing guidance and subject to budgets, you will be able to identify and recommend new projects for consideration.

Communications support

· Day-to-day management of the charity’s website (Wordpress) and social media presence, including drafting, editing and publishing content, driving and being responsive to engagement.

· Plan and oversee the creation of engaging multi-media communications materials, including videos and photos that support marketing efforts.

· Provide creative and operational support for external communications, including annual reports, publications, toolkits, newsletters and other materials in line with brand guidelines and board recommendations.

· Alongside the line manager, to support the development, promotion and organisation of charity events and management days with the aim of increasing the reach and recognition of the work of The Onaway Trust.

Operational support / What you can expect in return

· You will be part of a small, friendly and committed team.

· Although based in Scotland, we are a flexible employer and support remote working from home.

· Standard office hours are 9.30am – 5.30pm with an hour for lunch. However, the role is open to those seeking flexibility within their work life balance whilst maintaining satisfactory outcomes.

· Occasional weekend working may be required in exchange for time off in lieu.

· IT support will be provided.

· A full induction will be provided.

· Annual Leave: five weeks initially with an extra day for each year of service up to 30 days, excluding public holidays.

· Probationary period: 6 months.

· Following your successful probationary period a 4% pension will be available (pension scheme, SIPP, etc.)

What kind of person is required?

· Able to work on their own initiative

· Results orientated

· Great communication skills

· Able to produce high quality written and visual work.

· Fully conversant with modern communication technologies.

· Sympathetic to the values of The Onaway Trust.

· Confident

· Cyber threat aware


· A four percent contribution of gross salary will be paid by the employer each month to a recognised pension provider


· The equivalent of 20 days (four working weeks) holiday per year are provided excluding public holidays for full time employees. An additional half day per year will be added to this entitlement for continued service up to a maximum of 30 days (six working weeks). For part time employees a pro rata entitlement will be detailed in the contract of employment.

Working from home

· If a permanent homeworking arrangement is agreed, the employer will amend the contract of employment to reflect the homeworking agreement where necessary. All required IT equipment will be provided to perform your responsibilities.

Application notes

Making an application

Apply in writing, using this opportunity to demonstrate how your skills and experience meet the person specification and reflect the values of The Onaway Trust. Applications should be returned no later than 15th October and be addressed to:

The Trustees

The Onaway Trust

Donavourd Farmhouse



PH16 5JS

or submitted by email to