Media Job: Communications officer, PIRC

CLOSING DATE: January 11, 2016

Communications officer (three days, pro rata)

Salary grade B2 (£27,755 – £31,340 p.a.)

WE are seeking to appoint an experienced communications officer to join a team providing media and corporate communications support to the commissioner and her staff. This is a permanent appointment, working three days a week.

Reporting to the head of communications, the communications officer will assist in the planning and delivery of the communications strategy, both internally and externally.

You must be able to research and write concise statements and news releases to regular deadlines, and have hands-on experience in handling media enquiries on high profile and sensitive matters.

The successful candidate will also drive forward our use of the web and social media to increase understanding of the commissioner’s role amongst the public and key stakeholder groups.

This appointment is based in Hamilton and the successful candidate must undergo vetting and security clearance to Security Check (SC) level prior to appointment.

The PIRC is committed to equality of opportunity and to encouraging a diverse range of staff appointees.

The deadline for receipt of applications is 4pm 11 January 2016. Shortlisting will begin the week commencing 11 January with interviews taking place on 20 January 2016.

If applicants have not been contacted by 5pm on 13 January you should assume that on this occasion you have been unsuccessful.

How to apply:

The candidate information pack and application form is available from:

Email: Telephone: 0808 178 5577 / 01698 542900

Write to: Director of Corporate Services, PIRC, Hamilton House, Hamilton Business Park, Caird Park, Hamilton ML3 0QA.

Contact: Michael Tait
Phone: 01698542900