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Communications Manager

  • Full time or Part time
  • £28,000 – £33,500
  • Homeworking/Edinburgh Office based plus occasional overnight national travel
  • Closing 27th June 2022

  • Advertised from 31st May 2022
  • 35 hours - would also consider P/T minimum 21 hrs. Fixed term to 30th June 2023 with intention to renew subject to funding cycle and strategic aims to 30th June 2025.
  • Ref: CE24


The Self Directed Support Scotland vision is “A Scotland where quality Self-directed Support is available to all as a route to Independent Living”. Our mission is “to work collaboratively to incorporate local Independent Support in every aspect of social care design and delivery, ensuring the needs and views of people accessing social care support and their support networks are valued and represented.” To deliver this SDSS champions local Independent Support Organisations who provide quality advice and support for accessing Self-directed Support (SDS). We have a rapidly growing membership of independent and Disabled People’s Organisations and we aim to widen their influence in improving social care outcomes for disabled people and social care users.

Our focus in recruitment is to find the right people first, and look at how the team can be built around the skills and experience of those who have passion and connection to user led organisations, issues in social care or the liberating ethos of the social model of disability. All applicants will have confidence in contributing to and delivering our communication strategy across a wide range of events and media, including accessible formats and know how to articulate complex issues and positively engage our member organisations.

To attract maximum remuneration our Communications and Events Manager might also have experience in policy work and understanding of Scottish social care reform. This could include the development of the National Care Service and Personal Assistant workforce, with the potential to direct SDSS in its strategy and delivery and represent SDSS confidently in these areas. Applicants are encouraged to say how the role could be adapted to meet their skills and needs, including the number of hours they would like to offer up to 35 (full time) and a likely minimum of 14 hours.

Application notes

Applications are made online at: Job Application Form 2022 (

Closing date for applications: Monday, June 27, 09:30

Expected dates for interviews: Tuesday, July 5