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Communications Officer, Scotland

  • Full time
  • £25,561 – £30,366
  • Scotland
  • Closing 18th May 2022

  • Advertised from 29th April 2022
  • 37.5 hours – happy to talk flexible working such as compressed hours or hours to suit around caring commitments
  • SUS3635


About the role

An exciting opportunity for a creative, imaginative individual to take forward the role of communications officer in Sustrans Scotland’s Communications Team.

This is a rewarding job in which you will support the Senior Communications Officers, writing press releases, social media content while working closely with internal and external partners; such as local authorities and the Scottish Canals Trust.

Working primarily with two busy delivery areas and providing vital assistance to senior colleagues supporting our expanding programme of work – projects which are making it easier for people to walk, wheel and cycle. This is a rewarding job in which you will work closely with internal and external partners, communicating via social media and directly with media organisations across Scotland, as well as other relevant agencies.

We are very open to what this might look like, and ideally you will add to our team by bringing new ideas and innovation in the way we communicate with our partners and audiences.

This role may require travel and work at locations as necessary to undertake projects on behalf of Sustrans. Candidates should be based within commutable distance to a local hub in Edinburgh or Glasgow, with hybrid home working available.

About you

You will have experience working in a communications environment, with the ability to write and / or edit engaging content for publications, press releases and websites.

Your communication skills, both oral and written, should be exemplary; allowing you to interact with diverse audiences and build relationships with ease.

You should have experience working with creative colleagues and agencies, applying brand and style guidelines with a good understanding of the business communications environment, including media, digital and marketing.

We aim to be a truly inclusive employer and welcome applications from people from all parts of the community, in particular from under-represented groups. Sustrans is committed to reducing inequality, valuing diversity and enabling inclusion.

What we offer

In return we can offer ongoing working from home (or a nearby Sustrans office when it’s safe to do so) and a truly flexible, supportive and rewarding working environment.


• 26 days’ leave per annum plus bank holidays for full-time working

• Ability to buy an extra week of annual leave (pro-rata for part-time staff)

• Staff volunteer days

• 24/7 free, impartial and confidential support service

• Staff Networks

• We are members of the Green Commute Initiative and Cycle Scheme who both offer cycle to work schemes


• Group Personal Pension scheme with a 4% or 5% of basic salary contribution being matched by Sustrans

• Bike, computer and season ticket loans

• Discount benefits

Family Friendly

• Enhanced maternity and paternity pay

• Flexible Working practices (full time hours are 37.5 per week, Monday - Friday)

Additional information

• If you would like and informal chat about the role, please contact

Application notes

Full information available at:

• Closing date for the receipt of completed applications is 23:59, Wednesday 18th May

• Interviews will take place via MS Teams on or after 25th May

To apply, please complete our online application form. If you have any issues with this please contact More details of our vacancies can be found at

About Sustrans

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We are working together to make a real difference - creating places where everyone can live and travel happily and healthily, and where nobody is excluded.

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