Communications and PR Officer

  • Part time
  • £22,542 – £27,552 pro-rata
  • OPFS HQ Edinburgh office with hybrid working considered.
  • Closing 1st December 2021

  • Advertised from 10th November 2021
  • 25 hours a week. Fixed contract to 31st March 2023


OPFS was founded in 1940 and since then we have been at the forefront of shaping policy and services in Scotland, that support single parents and their children. Today, there are over 144,000 single parent families in Scotland, 25% of all families. We champion their voices and keep their needs at the heart of everything we do.

We want a society in which single parent families are treated equally and fairly. To help achieve this OPFS provides a range of single parent tailored services. We do this through our advice channels, self-help pages on our website and through our local community-based services. To create lasting change we involve single parents, experts by experience, to influence policy - to challenge discrimination and judgmental attitudes, to reduce child poverty - and make services more accessible to all families.

Main Duties

The Communications and PR Officer will be responsible for supporting the development and maintenance of high-quality integrated communications and building the brand and profile of OPFS. You will support a range of communications, PR, single parent audience development and marketing activities that support the delivery of the organisation’s strategic goals. Working within our communications team, you’ll lead on the planning and

delivery of all aspects of PR activity, contribute towards comms and identify, and respond quickly, to short term opportunities.

You’ll help co-ordinate the scheduling, drafting and delivery across our social media channels, write and edit press releases and other written materials such as blog posts, latest news features and statements and support single parents to take part in comms/media.

Further details about the role can be downloaded below.

Application notes

The closing date is 1st December 2021

Please download an application from our website and email your completed application form to

Please contact or 0131 556 3899 if you require a paper application form.