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Communications & Engagement Officer, Scotland

  • Part time
  • £25,019 – £26,500 pro-rata
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 16th June 2021

  • Advertised from 2nd June 2021
  • 17.5 Hours per week, flexible working considered. Permanent
  • + generous benefits.
  • 210060


The National Lottery Community Fund is the largest funder of community activity in the UK - we’re proud to award money raised by players of The National Lottery to communities across the UK.

At the heart of everything we do is the belief that when people are in the lead, communities thrive. National Lottery funding is open to everyone and we’re privileged to be able to work with the smallest of grassroots groups right up to large UK-wide charities and community groups.

We support a wide range of projects with grants ranging from as little as £500 to multi-million-pound programmes.

Last year alone we gave out over half a billion pounds (£588.2 million) of National Lottery funding to over 14,000 community projects across the UK, enabling even more people and communities to bring their ideas and ambitions to life. Over eight in ten (83%) of our grants were for less than £10k, going to grassroots groups and charities.

We are here to support people and communities through bad times as well as good – and that has never been so important as this year. Thanks to National Lottery players, we’ve been able to respond quickly and positively to communities working hard to mitigate the impact of COVID-19. Their efforts have been humbling and inspiring and we’re delighted to have been able to help by distributing over £400 million pounds in National Lottery funding alone across the UK since the first lockdown began in March 2020.

About the Role

Working as part of the Scotland Communications and Engagement team, you’ll be responsible for delivering integrated communications campaigns that promote our Young Start fund and the stories of the organisations and young people that receive support through this.

You will co-ordinate successful, targeted and strategic communications activity, taking an integrated approach maintaining and developing a strong presence through media and digital channels ensuring consistent brand and tone of voice.

You’ll liaise with our funding and other support teams and contribute to the development of Young Start materials including application forms and guidance ensuring they meet the needs of customers, are accessible and consistent with brand and tone of voice. A good understanding of both equalities issues and accessibility are key and you’d be expected to demonstrate these as core values in your day to day work.

Essential Criteria

  • A strong understanding of communication and engagement channels
  • Highly developed skills in writing, editorial and content creation
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills that you can adapt for different audiences
  • Experience in media relations
  • Experience in creating and using a variety of content that can be used across our publications and digital and social media channels – such as case studies, blogs, videos and graphics

Desirable Criteria

  • Knowledge of the community and voluntary sector and the wider social policy context in Scotland, particularly with regard to young people

For You

We seek to develop our staff and offer a wide range of personal development opportunities.

We offer a wide range of generous benefits including:

  • Generous annual leave and company pension scheme
  • Flexible working to support staff with their work/life balance, taking into account things such as caring responsibilities, worship and attendance at religious festivals
  • Enhanced paid maternity, paternity and adoption leave
  • Season ticket and cycle to work loans
  • Paid volunteering leave

Application notes

Closing date: 16th June 2021

Interview Date: TBC

Visit our website on for further details about the vacancy and our application process.

Equal Opportunities

We believe our people should represent the communities, organisations and individuals we work with. As such we particularly welcome applications from people with disabilities, Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic (BAME) backgrounds, LGBTQ+ and from different socio-economic and educational backgrounds.

Equality, diversity and inclusion in our grant-making, and amongst our people, are all vital to our success in supporting people and communities to thrive. We believe our people should represent the communities, organisations and individuals we work with. We are committed to being an inclusive and great place to work, and recognise our people come from diverse backgrounds. We are a Disability Confident employer and positively welcome applications from disabled people.