Media job: Media relations officer, Scottish Parliament

CLOSING DATE: July 14, 2019

Role: Media relations officer, fixed-term (18 months)

Salary: £20,542.65 to £25,586 (£34,549 to £43,031 FTE)

Working pattern: Part-time working 22 hours over Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday (am)

We provide a 24-hour on-call media enquiry service as part of the wider media team. On-call duty will be approximately one week in six. Weekend and evening work will be required and an on-call allowance plus overtime rate will apply.

Location: Edinburgh, Holyrood

ARE you looking for a new challenge at the centre of democracy in Scotland? If so, this could be the opportunity for you!

The media relations office is responsible for promoting the wide-ranging work of the Scottish Parliament to print, broadcast, specialist and online media.

We provide journalists with up to date information on chamber business, the work of the committees, the work of the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body (SPCB) and public engagement activities undertaken by the Parliament. The office is also responsible for the Parliament’s marketing campaigns and related activities. It works in close collaboration with the Parliament’s Web and Social Media Team and Broadcasting Office

This is an exciting time to be joining the team, as we mark 20 years of the Scottish Parliament and look ahead to the next parliamentary session.

We are looking for an individual who has experience in devising, implementing and evaluating media/public relations/communications strategies and a proven track record in dealing with the media effectively on a daily basis.

You must have a good understanding of how media and public communication works across traditional and online channels with advanced writing abilities.

Having excellent time management and organisational skills with a track record of achieving your goals within a busy and fast-moving environment and the ability to interpret and analyse complex information.

We are looking for a person who is motivated by the opportunity these challenges present and identifies strongly with the cultural values of stewardship, inclusiveness, excellence and respect that permeate all that we do.

How to apply

If this sounds exciting and inspiring and you have the experience required for this role, then what are you waiting for? If you are interested in adding value to the media relations office, we would love to hear from you.

We offer a great range of benefits including 41.5 days of leave (including public holidays), the opportunity to join the Civil Service pension arrangements, flexible working arrangements and family-friendly policies.

For full information on the post, the range of duties involved and how to apply visit:

The closing date for applications is midnight on  Sunday 14 July 2019.

The Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body is committed to building a workforce which reflects the diversity of the people of Scotland. We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer that values and respects the people who work for us. We seek to ensure all job applications are treated fairly, with respect and without bias.

We positively encourage applications from suitably experienced candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.

We would particularly welcome applications from members of the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities and from disabled people.