Communications Lead

  • Full time or Part time
  • £39,407 – £44,228
  • Hybrid - Thistle House, , Edinburgh
  • Closing 22nd May 2022

  • Advertised from 5th May 2022
  • 37.00 hours per week. Full Time/ Part Time / Job Share.


Why apply for this role?

As communications lead, you will be responsible for developing and managing both our internal and external communications strategy. You will have the opportunity to be at the heart of delivering our organisational vision and our change agenda.

The role is critical in enabling and supporting communications relating to our commitment to reform, delivery of ‘The promise’ and children’s rights, care and justice. You will have the opportunity to be at the centre of delivering hearings system re-design and bringing the internal volunteer community with us on a journey of significant transformational change. Your insight and vision will be crucial in helping to win hearts and minds through this change process and facilitating their engagement and feedback. Please find instructions on how to apply at the bottom of the page.

Key Responsibilities

• Develop and embed our communications policy and strategy to support our strategic ambitions

• Promote a consistent brand across all communications, ensuring colleagues are trained and supported in corporate style/brand guidelines

• Lead and manage internal / external communication plans

• Management and development of our internal communications tools (MS TEAMS)

• Creative input and development of national campaigns

Our Communications team

Our communications team comprises of an in-house graphic designer, internal and external communications officers and the communications lead. The role of the team is to engage with our 3,000 strong volunteer community, and to raise the profile of who we are and what we do. We live and breathe our vision, mission and values, and the team is passionate about delivering quality, creative communications. You will lead this small and dynamic team while collaborating with other departments and teams across the wider organisation.

Life at CHS

Our 2,500 volunteer Panel Members take part in children’s hearings in their local areas, making decisions with and for infants, children and young people. Our organisation also supports a network of 22 Area Support Teams made up of 400 volunteers who support Panel Members in their local communities.

As an organisation that works within the children’s hearings system, we are passionate about making a positive contribution to improving outcomes for Scotland’s infants, children and young people.

You can read more about our core values HERE as well as view an introductory video to our organisation. We also offer a generous benefits package from hybrid working, flexi hours and a fantastic pension scheme - you check out our full benefits summary HERE.

Diversity and Inclusion

CHS is an equal opportunities employer. We encourage diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We actively encourage applicants from all protected characteristics and are committed to providing any reasonable adjustments required during application and assessment process, and upon joining us.

Application notes

How do I apply?

For more details and the application form, please download the application pack from the CHS website which includes a full job description, a person specification and the link to application.

You can access the application form also here:

Please note that CVs are not accepted.

For an informal and confidential discussion on the role or about any adjustments you might need, please email

Closing Date: Sunday 22nd May 2022

After the closing date, this role profile won’t be available on our website, so please save a copy when you apply.

*Due to the anticipated interest in this post, if may not be possible to respond to candidates who have not been invited to interview. We thank you for your interest in this post.