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Communications Assistant

  • Full time
  • £23,187
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 23rd November 2020

  • Advertised from 30th October 2020
  • This position is full-time (based on 35 hours per week) and is fixed-term for 1 year.


Scottish Drugs Forum (SDF) is Scotland’s national resource of expertise on drugs and related issues. We seek to lead and represent the drugs field in Scotland in order to improve Scotland’s response to problem drug use. This is an exciting opportunity to work as part of a busy and dynamic team that plays a crucial role within a national third sector organisation.

We are pleased to be recruiting for this exciting new position of Communications Assistant to support our communication and information activity on a day-to-day basis. This post will involve supporting SDF’s social media presence, website, and other online channels - as well as content creation for regular e-bulletins. The post will also help design and produce a range of resources including reports, brochures, leaflets and flyers for a range of audiences

The role will also include the development and editing of video and still image resources, support to online events. As part of a team, you will be supported to develop skills in these areas but should have enthusiasm and a demonstrable aptitude for this work.


As an SDF employee you will benefit from generous annual leave entitlement, a range of learning and development opportunities, competitive pension contribution, enhanced sick pay and an employee support and counselling service. SDF encourage a healthy work life balance and also offer a flexible working scheme.

The successful candidate will be based at SDF’s Head Office, which is located in Glasgow city centre, close to Central Station. Under current pandemic restrictions SDF’s office has been closed as a ‘non-essential office’. Candidates should be willing and able to work effectively from home under these circumstances.

Application notes

An application pack giving full detailed job description and an application form are available on our website: email:

CVs will not be accepted. No Agencies.

Closing: 23 November 2020

Interviews: 9 December 2020

Registered Scottish Charity No. SC008075

Our ambition is to work together to promote a more inclusive environment, which attracts all candidates and signals our commitment to celebrate and promote diversity.