Communications Worker

  • Part time
  • £24,750 pro-rata
  • This role will have a hybrid of working in the Stafford Centre and working from home
  • Closing 6th June 2022

  • Advertised from 30th March 2022
  • 17.5 hours per week. Fixed Term until 31 December 2022.


Are you interested in joining an award-winning Scottish mental health charity whose aim is to provide support to people whose lives are affected by mental ill health?

Our new ‘Signature Project’ will reach out to men over 16 years of age who are experiencing Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and serious mental ill health as a result of living through the Covid-19 pandemic. The Project has been set up to respond to an increase in GP referrals from men who are at risk of suicide.

We are developing a city-wide outreach project, the ‘Signature Project’, working with two major partners to raise awareness, signpost to help and resources and deliver emotional support through one of our existing Edinburgh services: the Stafford Centre.

This project is funded to help communities recover by Mental Health UK and our charity partner Lloyds Banking Group.

This role will work with an Outreach Worker and a Support Worker who are directly involved with the ‘Signature Project’. These posts will collaborate closely with the Communications Worker to help deliver case studies, content, PR activity and more to increase the public profile of this project. Additionally, the role will link with the Communications team at Support in Mind Scotland to ensure ‘Signature Project’ activity fits in with communications strategies and schedules.

You might have experience of:

  • Developing and delivering PR or marketing campaigns
  • Managing social media channels
  • Developing case studies
  • Building relationships with external stakeholders
  • Using content and social media management systems
  • Capturing content – photography and videography
  • Developing digital content and using editing software (Canva and/or Adobe Creative Cloud)
  • Being an excellent communicator and delivering appropriate key messaging
  • Demonstrating impact and analysing insights

This position should:

  • Have relevant experience to the role, with current or previous qualifications and/or jobs in communications, PR, journalism, marketing or the third sector
  • Work closely with the line manager and the ‘Signature Project’ Outreach Worker and Support Worker to achieve strategic outcomes
  • Work closely with the Communications team at National Office
  • Have good interpersonal skills
  • Have knowledge and understanding of PTSD, mental health issues and policies
  • Consider the Support in Mind Scotland brand guidelines
  • Possess excellent copywriting ability
  • Contribute towards quality improvement and ensuring all platforms host accurate information
  • Be creative
  • Work in a team but also autonomously where possible
  • Deliver exemplary IT skills
  • Be keen to develop knowledge further and attend training as required
  • Demonstrate commitment to the values and mission of Support in Mind Scotland

Application notes

Please email your application forms to by midday 06 June 2022. With: Recruitment– Communications Worker (Signature), Edinburgh in your email subject line.

We welcome and encourage job applications from people of all backgrounds.

If you consider yourself to have a disability, please complete the relevant section within the application pack to inform us of any arrangements that we may make to the interview process.