Media job: Communications manager (media and public affairs), sportscotland

CLOSING DATE: November 3, 2017

Communications manager (media and public affairs)

Salary £41,624 plus benefits

Based in Glasgow

A FANTASTIC opportunity has arisen for a highly-experienced media and PR practitioner within the sportscotland marketing and communications team.

The national agency for sport in Scotland works with a range of organisations to build a world-class sporting system for everyone in Scotland.

This is a key role in the organisation as principal communications adviser to the chief executive, chair and senior management team and requires a motivated, experienced and dedicated candidate.

You will excel in providing counsel and advice at senior level, running a busy press office, leading on proactive communications and have a proven track record in handling reactive and crisis management.

We are looking for someone with an established background of successfully developing and implementing media strategy, social and digital media plans, who has existing excellent contacts and relationships with the media and in public affairs. Knowledge of the sporting environment would be beneficial.

You should be educated to degree level or equivalent experience and have an excellent skill set across all aspects of communications, project management and stakeholder relationships.

In addition, you will be able to demonstrate an excellent eye for detail, strong copy and editing skills across online and offline platforms and most importantly, you will have a pro-active, can-do attitude and will be ready to hit the ground running.

You will be working in a media landscape which operates on a 24/7 basis and will therefore be required to be flexible in your working hours to meet the needs of this role.

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An application form should be completed to be considered for this role and emailed to If you have any difficulties with this because of a disability please get in touch and we will discuss how we can help you.

Closing date for completed applications: 3rd November 2017.

It is anticipated assessment interviews will take place in early November.

Contact: Natasha Bulloch