Communications Assistant

  • Part time
  • £26,507 – £31,009 pro-rata
  • Our offices are in Edinburgh, and we are moving to a hybrid working model that will include flexibility about candidate location and home working.
  • Closing 19th August 2022

  • Advertised from 29th July 2022
  • Permanent Position. 21 hours per week (specific hours to be discussed).


Scottish Women’s Aid has an exciting opportunity to join their busy and thriving team. Based in Edinburgh, the Communications Assistant will be responsible for promoting the vision and work of SWA and its members, and supporting the delivery of our campaigning priorities.


Scottish Women’s Aid is Scotland’s leading voluntary sector organisation working to prevent domestic abuse and promoting effective policy and practice responses for women, children and young people who experience domestic abuse. We are the umbrella organisation for 34 autonomous Women’s Aid groups delivering direct services to women, children and young people across Scotland.

What You’ll Do

Reporting to the CEO and working closely with our External Affairs Officer, you will create engaging and appropriate content to support the management of SWA’s social media presence. You’ll also assist with creating and updating content on our website, overseeing the online presence of the organisation. Reporting on the impact of our communications activities will be crucial, as is supporting your colleagues to publicise the key issues for women, children and young people who experience domestic abuse and the work SWA does to address these issues.

What We Need

We’re looking for someone with experience of website management, creating graphics for social media and previous knowledge of scheduling content using tools such as Tweetdeck, Hootsuite, Buffer or Facebook/Twitter’s in-built scheduling systems. Excellent written and verbal communications skills goes without saying: you’ll be skilled in the ability to write to suit a range of different audiences, as well as the experience to support your colleagues with writing and producing communications materials.

We’re looking for someone who has;

  • Experience of using website and content management systems such as Wordpress
  • A creative and innovative approach
  • An understanding of the main social media platforms used by SWA – Facebook, Twitter and Instagram
  • Experience of using Canva or similar design tools
  • Awareness and understanding of the feminist analysis of domestic abuse

Application notes

You visit our new careers site for more information including a job description and application guidance.

Closing date for applications: Friday 19th August 2022 at 12 noon.

Scottish Women’s Aid is committed to promoting equality and diversity. Applications are welcomed from all sections of the community. Applications will be accepted from women only under Schedule 9, part 1 of the Equality Act 2010.

For any questions relating to the vacancy please contact Square Peg HR is our recruitment partner for this vacancy. This is the first use of our new careers site and automated application system, and we welcome feedback about how to improve the process!

Scottish Women’s Aid is a company limited by guarantee, company no. SC128433,

and a charity registered with the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator, charity no. SC001099.