Communications Officer

  • Full time
  • £25,903 – £28,690
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 28th September 2020

  • Advertised from 11th September 2020
  • COM01


We are looking for an experienced and enthusiastic Communications Officer to join our friendly and dynamic External Relations Directorate at Young Scot. You’ll have relevant experience of working in a fast-paced, communications environment, and will have a commitment to delivering high-quality communications and stakeholder engagement activities. Your work will help to ensure that our Young Scot stakeholders know about our work to information, ideas and opportunities for young people.

About Young Scot

Young Scot is the national youth information and citizenship charity for 11-26-year olds in Scotland. We provide young people with information, ideas and opportunities to help them make informed decisions and choices, helping them to navigate the challenges they face as they grow up, particularly during times of transition.

To find out more about who we are and what we do, visit

Our digital information and membership platform for young people is at

About this opportunity

Our Communications Officer will deliver and coordinate our external stakeholder communications, focusing on digital channels, including, Young Scot Twitter and Young Scot LinkedIn.

You will be stakeholder communications lead throughout Young Scot, ensuring our branding and vision are consistent in all key external messages to our stakeholders. You will work within the External Relations Directorate to plan and execute a strong and compelling communications strategy which showcases Young Scot as one of Scotland’s most exciting and impactful charities.

Application notes

  • The closing date for applications is strictly Monday 28th September 2020 at 12 noon.
  • Interviews will take place on Friday 9th October 2020 via Zoom. They will be competency based (please take a look at the job description).

Further details and the application materials are available from our website at or via email at: or telephone 0131 313 2488.

We only accept applications made using our application form (CVs will not be considered).

If you’ve any questions regarding the role, please get in touch with Reid Aiton, External Relations Director on

Young Scot is committed to be an equal opportunity employer. We we warmly welcome applications from all sectors of our community. No employment agencies or businesses please.

Young Scot Enterprise (known as Young Scot) is a company limited by guarantee. Registered in Scotland, No 202687 and is a registered Scottish Charity, No SC029757. Registered Office: Rosebery House, 9 Haymarket Terrace, Edinburgh, EH12 5EZ.