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Content Officer

  • Full time
  • £24,691
  • Based in Edinburgh
  • Closing 30th September 2020

  • Advertised from 18th September 2020
  • 37.5 hours per week
  • SUS2996


Sustrans is the charity making it easier for people to walk and cycle, by connecting people and places, creating liveable neighbourhoods, transforming the school run and delivering a happier, healthier commute. Take the next step on your Sustrans journey by joining our team in Scotland.

As part of the Policy & Communications team, this is an exciting new role and an opportunity for a dynamic communications professional to make their mark. The role will include the creation of engaging video, photographic and written content for the Sustrans website and project microsites which promote sustainable transport, active travel and the wider work of Sustrans Scotland to a range of audiences including supporters, key stakeholders, volunteers and the general public. There will also be social media communication outputs and supporting the organisation of events.

You will have relevant experience of working in either marketing, PR, event management, journalism or similar. You will have a high standard of written and verbal communications skills, and a proven ability to write relevant, engaging content for a variety of audiences. You’ll have experience of writing / editing content for the web. You’ll also be equally confident writing press releases and using social media in a professional environment.

You are a team player, with the ability to work collaboratively and effectively with others. Your excellent organisational skills and ability to plan, prioritise and manage your own workload will be enhanced by your time management skills. You will have an understanding of marketing and communications principles and excellent IT skills, including Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator. You will also be committed to the promotion of sustainable transport.

Application notes

Please visit our website and follow the instructions for our on-line application process. Closing date for the receipt of completed applications is 4.30pm on Wednesday 30 September 2020. Interviews will take place via MS Teams or Zoom during week commencing Monday 12 October 2020.

Sustrans is committed to reducing inequality, valuing diversity and enabling inclusion. We welcome applications from people with the appropriate skills from all parts of the community.