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Marketing and Communications Officer

  • Part time
  • £21,934 pro-rata
  • Home based (occasional meeting in Aberdeen or Inverness or Edinburgh possible)
  • Closing 18th June 2021

  • Advertised from 9th June 2021
  • 15 hours per week, with flexible hours to be arranged


This provides an exciting opportunity to take on a pivotal role leading the marketing and communication for a rapidly growing charity. At Listen Well Scotland, we focus on developing listening skills through online and face-to-face training to support mental wellbeing. New online courses and virtual workshops continue to be developed as requests for listening training expand, To achieve our ambitious goals for growth we will need to promote and market our courses widely.

Your role will be to increase the visibility of Listen Well Scotland’s presence nationally and to engage creatively to make key stakeholders aware of the high-quality listening training resources and services available. Income from increasing course sales is vital for the future, and identifying new sectors where online courses can be offered would be of value.

We are looking for someone who can demonstrate an aptitude for sales, marketing and communication who can create a high profile for the charity through various and diverse channels of communication.

This role is part-time, and we would welcome people returning to the profession after a career break who are looking for a degree of work flexibility and the ability to work from home. We would also welcome less experienced applicants who can demonstrate the leadership qualities to develop a career in marketing and communications. We are also advertising for a part-time fundraising officer, and we would consider combining the roles for the right applicant. In your application, please indicate if you are applying for this role or both roles.

We are offering this position on a fixed-term contract basis. However, we would like to extend this role on a more permanent basis if we successfully develop our revenue from courses and grant aid. In this respect, the development of the charity and the permanency of this role is very much something the successful appointee could influence.

Reporting to:Chair of Trustees

Working with: Board of Trustees and Director of Training & Listening Services (DTLS)

Duration:Fixed term July 2021 up to end of June 2022 (50 weeks). Extension may be possible, depending on fundraising. The Board of LWS will also consider applications to combine this post with the one for a Fundraising Officer (Trusts & Foundations), advertised in parallel (see……), should the requirements specified for both positions be met.

Probation period:3 months

Holiday entitlement:Part time employees’ annual holiday and public holiday entitlement will accrue on a pro-rata basis according to number of hours worked.

Application notes

Closing date: 18th June 2021, by noon.

To apply, please send your CV with a covering email explaining how your experience and skills will enable you to fulfil the role described above, to by noon on the closing date.

Please state if you would not be available for interview on dates given, if shortlisted.

Interview via zoom expected to be held on Mon 28th or Wed 30th June.

The appointment will be subject to satisfactory references.