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Connection Champion – Communications And Innovation

  • Part time
  • £27,000 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh & Home office
  • Closing 10th August 2020

  • Advertised from 15th July 2020
  • HOURS: 4 days per week. Contract: 8-month fixed term (£27,000 pro rata - freelance option available). Other: Partial at home working is suitable but some face to face working will be required each week.



  • You are someone who loves having fun with communications in order to inspire and engage audiences.
  • You have the confidence to take a strong, vibrant existing brand and use it to create content quickly and effectively.
  • You love the idea of making a difference to Edinburgh’s isolated older people by celebrating individuality, friendship and positivity.
  • You have a proven track record in developing high quality marketing and communications.
  • You have experience working in digital innovation or innovation surrounding developing new systems.
  • You love the idea of helping to create a data and communication system that could help us help more people on a daily basis
  • You work well on your own and as part of a team, bringing fresh ideas to the table as well as wanting to collaborate with others


Vintage Vibes was established as an innovative charitable partnership project between Lifecare and Space (previously Broomhouse Centre) in 2015 with the objective to tackle loneliness in over 60s across Edinburgh.

Our values are:

  • We love doing things differently
  • We treat everyone as an individual
  • We’re about real friendships

In the first 4 years, Vintage Vibes has helped establish over 400 friendships between its VIPs and volunteers based on shared interests, from baking to Battlestar Galactica!

We have contributed to consultations and discussions about tackling loneliness in Scotland and has successfully supported volunteers to complete over ten thousand hours of volunteering. In addition, an evaluation carried out by the Community Enterprise Group in 2019 concluded that the project:

  • Had consistently exceeded its targets in respect of numbers of older people reporting reduced isolation
  • Exceeded targets for volunteers reporting enhanced skills and confidence

We’ve won awards, been featured on BBC, STV, ITV and across most national and local press. We’ve even had Gail Porter as our Christmas campaign ambassador! And at our core, we have a strong, engaging, accessible brand and approach that we’re really proud of and would love you to build from!

Application notes

Please apply with CV and covering letter answering the following questions:

  • Why I am the perfect Vintage Vibes Connection Champion
  • Things I love doing
  • Things I dislike doing
  • What I need to succeed
  • To get the best out of me, please do these things
  • To get the best out of me, please don’t do these things

Please send this to by Monday 10th August 2020 at 9am.

Any questions about the role, please feel free to get in touch at the above email address.

Closing date: Monday 10th August 2020 at 9am.

Interviews due to take place week beginning 17th August 2020.