Communications Manager

  • Full time
  • £30,652 – £35,110
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 2nd March 2021


  • Advertised from 18th February 2021
  • Salary: Grade B2. Communications Pay Supplement* £2,000 per annum pro rata rising to £3,750 on completion of 12 months’ successful service. Hours: Around 37.00 per week. Employment Type: Permanent
  • Reference: IRC81869 E

Role

We are currently seeking applications for a Communications Manager within Disclosure Scotland based in Glasgow. This is a permanent and pensionable appointment and new entrants will normally start on the minimum of the pay range. Candidates with a disability who meet the essential criteria below will be invited to the assessments.

Communications Pay Supplement

This post attracts a Communications Pay Supplement of £2,000 per annum pro rata, rising to £3,750 on completion of 12 months' successful service.

Disclosure Scotland is an Executive Agency of the Scottish Government and operates on behalf of the Scottish Ministers. We play an important safeguarding role. Our mission is to drive safeguarding outcomes by preventing and removing harmful people from working and volunteering with vulnerable groups, and helping employers making better informed decisions.

Our Corporate Plan sets our vision in context and details the key facts which influence the way we will deliver our outcomes. To achieve this we have set four strategic goals:

• to deliver a fair, rigorous and supporting safeguarding service;

• to have a fast, accessible and accurate digital service;

• to provide excellent customer experience;

• to make Disclosure Scotland a great place to work;

This is an exciting time to join the Communications Team who will play a key role in achieving Disclosure Scotland's strategic goals. For example, supporting the implementation of the new Disclosure (Scotland) Act and the delivery of a digital infrastructure for the disclosure service in Scotland.

The Communications Team sits alongside the Policy team within Policy and Communications. The department is headed by the Director of Strategic Policy and Communications.

This is a critical post for Disclosure Scotland in a time of significant change. We are looking for a skilled communication professional to fill this key role in our organisation. It would be beneficial if the successful candidate held a relevant professional qualification in communications, such as the Chartered Institute of Public Relations Diploma and/or with the aim of working towards a professional qualification.

Qualifications Required

For jobs in Band B and C you must hold a minimum of three Highers or equivalent.

Other qualifications equivalent to these may also be acceptable, if you are in any doubt please contact the Recruitment Team to discuss.

Please note: If you fail to demonstrate how you meet the minimum qualifications as stated above, your application will be automatically sifted out.

Essential Criteria

1. Experience of using insight to identify target audiences and partners to inform communications objectives, messages and solutions.

2. Ability to generate communications ideas including content and messages for target audiences while considering the best channels to use.

3. Ability to deliver an effective communication strategy and associated products for example news release, tweets, marketing materials, infographics.

4. Experience of using evidence to assess the effectiveness of communication and reviewing results against objectives.

Important Information Regarding Interviews

In recognition of the Scottish Government's ongoing measures and guidance in its response to Covid-19 (Coronavirus), we would like to advise applicants that a decision has been taken that all interviews must be conducted in a virtual/remote setting.

In order to facilitate this new way of working, we are asking all applicants to ensure that they have a suitable space to complete the virtual interview. In addition, a personal device of choice, which has the interview application downloaded. This could be MS Teams or Webex for example. This will allow candidates to undertake the interview/assessment if selected. We are also asking you to ensure that your personal Wi-Fi/Broadband capacity will be sufficient to carry both audio and video feeds. This will then ensure that there are no issues incurred during the interview.

Nationality requirements

This job is broadly open to the following groups:

•UK nationals

•nationals of Commonwealth countries who have the right to work in the UKs

•nationals of the Republic of Ireland

•nationals from the EU, EEA or Switzerland with (or eligible for) status under the European Union Settlement Scheme (EUSS)

•relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals working in the Civil Service

•relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals who have built up the right to work in the Civil Service

•certain family members of the relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals.

We strongly urge that EU nationals who may not have Settled or Pre-Settled Status make an application before 30 June 2021, to ensure their continued eligibility to employment.

Application notes

For further information on this vacancy please download and review the "Person Specification and Further Information for Job Applicants" which you will find below.

To apply, you must fully complete and submit an online application via this website before the closing date.

To learn more about this opportunity, please contact Lynn Gallacher who can be reached at lynn.gallacher@disclosurescotland.gov.scot

If you experience any difficulties accessing our website or completing the online application form, please contact the recruitment team via recruitment@gov.scot

Closing date: 02 March 2021 at midnight.


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