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Media and Impact Assistant, IPPR Scotland

  • Part time
  • £24,275 – £29,987 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 9th March 2020

  • Advertised from 12th February 2020
  • Permanent. 22.5 hours per week.
  • plus benefits


IPPR Scotland is looking to recruit a Media and Impact Assistant to help us deliver progressive change in Scotland. This is an exciting and challenging new role, based in IPPR Scotland, and forming part of IPPR’s UK-wide communications team, which will work to help IPPR Scotland achieve impact and influence across a wide range of audiences.

You will work to assist colleagues in planning, developing, coordinating and delivering IPPR Scotland’s communications across a range of channels. You will have a focus on media and digital communications, as well as our communications activity with decision-makers in Scotland. You will carry out a range of tasks aimed at building IPPR Scotland’s profile in the media, social media and among policymakers in Scotland, achieving impact and influence for our work.

To be successful you will have experience of working (paid or unpaid) in a communications or media environment; knowledge of the Scotland-based media; and a keen interest in politics and public policy in Scotland. You will combine excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to interpret and communicate complex information and draft accurate and concise media releases. If you have the ability to think creatively and work flexibly as part of a small team, we would like to hear from you.

IPPR is committed to equality of opportunity and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. As an organisation engaging in critical debate about a wide range of progressive policy issues, we value the creativity and range of perspectives that a diverse team can provide.

As part of our commitment to flexible working we will consider a range of options for the successful applicant to fill the post. All options can be discussed at interview stage.

Application notes

Before applying please read the information pack and job description on our website or email quoting the job title or REF: MIA/FEB

A CV with a 2-page personal statement demonstrating how you meet the attributes in the person specification should be returned to

In order to complete your application please also complete IPPR’s equal opportunities monitoring form

Closing date for receipt of completed applications is midnight 9 March 2020. Interviews will be held w/c 16th March 2020