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Top job! Head of Communications

  • Full time
  • £50,000 – £55,000
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 24th August 2020

  • Advertised from 31st July 2020


Ypeople has been at the forefront of supporting marginalised people and communities since 1824, working alongside children, young people, adults and families across Scotland to further our mission of supporting positive change in people’s lives.

As an organisation, Ypeople is going through an exciting time in our continuing evolution. Our new CEO joined us in January and we are currently developing a new strategic plan, which will lead the organisation into its bicentennial year. To support us on this journey we are looking to recruit into the newly created and business critical role of Head of Communications.

Providing strategic direction to raise the profile and promote the work of Ypeople you will lead, direct and implement proactive communications and marketing strategies ensuring Ypeople, its mission, vision, values and services are consistently presented with a strong positive image to relevant stakeholders. Improving future marketing strategies through the ongoing monitoring and measurement of the effectiveness of all communication activities the successful candidate, as a key member of the Leadership team, will also directly contribute to the development and delivery of Ypeople’s organisational strategy.

A highly visible leader and continuous promoter of Ypeople values, you will bring a proven track record in developing and delivering effective communication campaigns, across a range of both traditional and digital platforms, and raising awareness of an organisation’s public profile. An accomplished communicator the successful candidate will have instant credibility when engaging with both internal and external stakeholders.

Application notes

This is a truly rewarding opportunity to join a values-driven charity focused on making a real positive difference to the lives of the people they support. For more information please visit or contact Douglas Adam at Livingston James, our retained recruitment advisors.

Closing date: Monday 24th August

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NB: As an organisation Ypeople embrace agile working and whilst their headquarters are in Glasgow, there is not a requirement that the successful candidate would need to be based full time in Glasgow