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Communications Officer, Scotland

  • Full time
  • £33,000
  • Edinburgh, with the choice to work from home or the office.
  • Closing 7th August 2022

  • Advertised from 21st July 2022
  • Permanent. 35 hours per week) worked flexibly to suit your needs.
  • plus excellent benefits


At Samaritans, our vision is that fewer people die by suicide. We work towards this vision in different ways, including through our life-saving helpline, innovative partnerships and impactful campaigns. We believe that together we can make change that saves lives.

As Communications Officer for Samaritans Scotland, you’ll utilise your communications and marketing expertise to ensure smooth delivery of internal and external communications in Scotland and support Samaritans’ public-facing activity. Working across new and existing campaigns, reacting to the day-to-day news and supporting the development and delivery of a variety of projects, you’ll be a key driver of our marketing and brand in Scotland, ensuring our communications are clear, engaging and reflect our key influencing messages across external channels.

Working with volunteers and a wide range of stakeholders you’ll be a people person, able to support engagement and adapt content for different audiences and influence coverage to help people better access and understand our work.

We are looking for someone who is passionate about our cause, Samaritans is needed now more than ever. This is a brilliant opportunity to join Samaritans at a critical time. As the country recovers from the pandemic, and the cost of living continues to increase, we must ensure we have the right measures in place to support mental health and prevent suicide.

Our vision is that fewer people die by suicide – with your help we can make change that saves lives.

​Outline of this great opportunity;

  • Permanent contract
  • Full time, 35 hours per week with flexible working practices
  • £30,000 to £33,000 per annum,
  • Comprehensive and competitive benefits
  • ​Hybrid working – this role is based in our Edinburgh office, with some flexible and remote working from home.
  • Samaritans will provide you with use of a laptop and mobile phone.

​Employee Benefits

Samaritans invests in our people’s wellbeing through the provision of a range of benefits including;

  • Flexible working and family-friendly policies.
  • A structured induction and ongoing training and development.
  • 28 days holiday, plus bank holidays each year, rising to 33 days over 5 years of service.
  • Matched Pension contributions of up to 5%.
  • A health cash plan to cover the cost of medical and alternative health treatments.
  • Complimentary subscriptions to Headspace and Perk Box for expert meditation, fitness programmes and shopping discounts.

Application notes

This role will close for applications on 7th August 2022, with interviews scheduled to take place week of 15th August 2022.

To find out more and to apply, visit our website.

If you’re interested in applying or would just like to find out more, then we'd love to hear from you.

Samaritans is wholly committed to inclusion and diversity and to building a culture and environment where everyone is appreciated for the unique person they are. We warmly welcome applications from a diverse range of backgrounds and experiences.