Digital media officer – Scotland’s Commissioner for Children and Young People

CLOSING DATE: April 15, 2013

Digital Media Officer – (12 Months Fixed Contract) 

Salary Range (£30,814 – £37,466) (pro rata – 22 hours per week)

Scotland’s Commissioner for Children and Young People is seeking to appoint a Digital Media Officer.

In this role, you will support the Commissioner in leading, developing and delivering an effective digital communications strategy for Scotland’s Commissioner for Children and Young People, managing and distributing content on and through social media, e-communications and other online channels.

You must be committed, enthusiastic and energetic. You should be able to operate in a flexible working environment and on a diverse range of tasks. You should be able to demonstrate sound judgement, able to act on your own initiative and prioritise your own workload. With experience of developing and delivering digital strategies, you should also be supportive of the work of the Commissioner’s office in promoting and safeguarding the rights of children and young people.

You will have a minimum of three years experience of creating, publishing and distributing web content through websites, social and other online channels.  You should also have demonstrable experience in the writing, production and distribution of e-communications, Search Engine Optimisation and of developing and delivering online marketing communications campaigns as well as an understanding of web usability, accessibility and standards.

A knowledge of children’s rights issues is desirable but not essential.

Application packs are available at, or by calling 0131 558 3733 or by emailing or writing to: Heather Belmonte, Scotland’s Commissioner for Children & Young People, 85 Holyrood Road, Edinburgh EH8 8AU.

The closing date for receipt of all applications is 12 noon on 15 April 2013 and interviews will be held in the week commencing 22 April 2013. 

Please note that only those selected for interview will be contacted.

The appointments will be made in accordance with equal opportunities legislation and no applicant will receive less favourable treatment on the grounds of race, gender identity, marital/civil partnership status, sex, sexual orientation, disability, age or religion.

Candidates with a disability who satisfy the essential basic criteria for the post will be invited for interview.

Contact: Stephen Grounds
Phone: 0131 558 3733