Friends at the End have been operating since 2000 and achieved Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SCIO) status in 2018. We provide support to people at the end of life through advice and information lines, a counselling service, run local support groups throughout Scotland, host national and international events such as seminars and conferences annually and campaign to change the law on assisted dying.
About the position:
We are seeking a Communications Officer to join our team, develop and deliver a communications strategy and ensure our profile grows and is sustained across a number of channels and audience groups.
As we look to increase our impact, and therefore our fundraising activities, we are looking for someone who can develop our public profile as a leading Scottish charity, an organisation that can be trusted to deliver and an organisation that is making a very significant difference in the lives of people approaching the end of life.
The successful candidate will be expected to have demonstrable experience in initiating and developing communication strategies, both in the short and longer term across a range of different media.
As sponsors of the Cross Party Group on End of Life Choices in the Scottish Parliament, it is desirable for candidates to have experience liaising with members of parliament but training can be provided.
You will be degree educated and may well have completed further studies in Communications, PR or Media. Exceptions can be made for those with the relevant experience.
The role will be undertaken working jointly with the CEO and Office Manager. Primary responsibilities include:
Skills and experience:
Our head office is in Glasgow, however we envisage flexible working with the successful candidate working from home. Occasional travel elsewhere in Scotland is required.
A benefits package is available to the successful candidate. The salary applicable for the role is £25,000 per annum FT equivelant.
Please apply with a CV and covering letter detailing your suitability for the position by email to Amanda Ward CEO at email@example.com no later than Tuesday 4th May at 12pm.
Please note that we may close applications before this date if suitable candidates for interview are identified.
Interviews will be held the week commencing 10th May. Please specify your availability for this week when applying.