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Head of Communications and Digital

  • Part time
  • £35,388 pro-rata
  • The post holder will work across Edinburgh and Midlothian and will be based at VOCAL’s Edinburgh Carers Hub, 60 Leith Walk, EH6 5HB
  • Closing 30th November 2020

  • Advertised from 2nd November 2020
  • 28/30 hours per week


VOCAL (Voice of Carers Across Lothian) is seeking an experienced communications professional to join its senior management team and provide strategic and operational leadership in the areas of communications, technology and digital transformation. This is an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated and solution-focused individual, who will lead and direct VOCAL’s internal and external communications, providing strategic direction to stay at the cutting edge of digital developments whilst raising VOCAL’s profile with the public and relevant stakeholders.

The postholder will lead the effective delivery of VOCAL’s communications and digital services, line manage communication support staff and work with VOCAL’s senior management team to implement VOCAL’s Business Plan and strategic objectives. In addition, they will manage VOCAL’s internal IT systems, leading on information governance, data management and contractual and reporting requirements.

The successful candidate will have previous experience as a senior manager working at a strategic level to develop and implement innovative communication strategies and campaigns. They will demonstrate line management experience at a senior level, experience of proactive press and media work and an excellent ability to forge cross sector partnerships and manage contractual relationships. Ideally, they will have an understanding of caring situations and the impact of caring on peoples’ lives.

Application notes

Download the person specification and job description, also available at Complete the application form and equal opportunities form and return to putting ‘Head of Communications and Digital’ in the subject heading, or by post marked confidential to Deputy CEO, c/o VOCAL Edinburgh, 60 Leith Walk, Edinburgh, EH6 5HB.

We welcome applications from under-represented minority groups.

Closing date for applications: Monday 30 November 2020, noon

Interview Date, if shortlisted: Monday 7th December