Top job! Head of Digital and Communications

  • Full time or Part time
  • £35,388
  • 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 27th January 2021

  • Advertised from 15th December 2020
  • SCP66. £18.85 per hour. £35,388 per annum (pro rata, if part time) 36/30 hours per week
  • VOCAL will match up to 6% pension contribution. 32 days paid leave plus six public holidays (pro rata, if part time)


VOCAL (Voice of Carers Across Lothian) is seeking an exceptional communications professional to join its senior management team and provide strategic and operational leadership in the areas of communications and digital transformation. This is an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated and solution-focused individual, who will lead and direct VOCAL’s 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 VOCAL’s communications and digital presence, line manage communication support staff and work with VOCAL’s senior management team to implement VOCAL’s Business Plan and strategic objectives.

The successful candidate will have previous experience as a senior manager working at a strategic level to develop and implement innovative digital and communication solutions. 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

Caithness Consulting have been appointed by VOCAL to manage the recruitment process for this role on their behalf. We welcome initial discussion with candidates who may require some questions answered before deciding to apply. Should you wish to do so, please e-mail our lead consultant, Peter Caithness, on to arrange a convenient time.

To Apply

Download the person specification and job description, also available at Complete the application form and equal opportunities form and return to

We welcome applications from under-represented minority groups.

Closing date for applications: Wednesday, 28th January 2021, 12 noon