Communications officer – Audit Scotland

CLOSING DATE: January 19, 2014

Communications Officer – Salary: £37,010 – £40,999 – Working pattern: 12-month maternity cover, full-time (flexible working may be considered) – Location: 110 George Street, Edinburgh, EH2 4LH  – Closing date: Sunday 19 January 2014 (midnight)

AN opportunity for an experienced communications officer to join our dynamic and prestigious communications team, for 12 months, providing maternity cover.

At Audit Scotland, we are committed to employee engagement and development and to ensure we can realise the full potential of the organisation we require an experienced communications officer to lead on internal communications for the organisation.

About the role

With an ability to communicate clearly and confidently, you will challenge and direct our internal communications processes and delivery. Working at all levels across the organisation, you will be instrumental in the development and co-ordination of our internal communications strategy,

Reporting to the communications manager and working with other colleagues in the communications team, you will be involved in a number of projects and initiatives throughout 2014, and will have a fantastic opportunity to play a significant role in ensuring their success.

About you

You will bring exceptional writing skills, flair, flexibility and creativity. Confident, pro-active and professional, the successful candidate will possess excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to develop effective working relationships. Supremely well organised, you will be able to work at pace and use your initiative.

You will have

A recognised qualification in public relations or internal communications and/or considerable experience in these areas from a similar role in the public or private sector.

An interest in and experience of social media, preferably in a corporate internal or external communications context.

A strong interest in the work of Audit Scotland and in current affairs generally.


We know that pay and benefits are important, so we have put in place a very competitive package:

* A competitive starting salary;

* Strong investment in your learning and development;

* We value work/life balance and offer an annual leave entitlement of 26 days plus 12 public holidays, including a flexi-time scheme;

* A very attractive and secure pension scheme which provides a range of benefits funded through significant employer contributions;

* The option of an interest free season ticket loan for travel; and

* Childcare voucher scheme.

To find out more about us and the benefits we offer, please visit our website.

Closing date for applications: Sunday 19th January 2014

Interviews will be held on Thursday 23rd January 2014

To find out more about this role and how to apply, please visit our dedicated website: or for more information please call 013 1625 1625. Lines are open Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm. Flexible working may be available for this post. We welcome applications from all suitably qualified people and aim to employ a diverse workforce which reflects the people of Scotland. Candidates with a disability who meet the vacancy minimum criteria will be invited to the next stage of the recruitment process (selection centre and interview).

Audit Scotland strives to be an equal opportunities employer.


Phone: 013 1625 1625