Communications officer (media and PR) – CHILDREN 1st

CLOSING DATE: January 31, 2014

To cover maternity leave until 27 June 2014.

Edinburgh, Whitehouse Loan

Reference: FS14/02

Hours: 17.5 hours per week

Starting salary £26,594 per annum pro rata with progression to £31,170 per annum pro rata

THIS is an exciting opportunity to join one of Scotland’s leading children’s charities to fulfil a vital, short term role in our communications team. You will be expected to lead on media and public relations activity to enable us to act as a strong public voice for vulnerable children and young people, raise awareness of our work and generate increased income.

The successful candidate will bring creative, fresh and innovative solutions and ideas to our communications activity, helping us to continue to enhance our reputation and to develop and deliver resonant and effective campaigning activity.

If you have a wide range of communications experience, excellent knowledge of the communications environment in Scotland, can write clear, engaging copy and are an excellent communicator with experience of engaging with a range of stakeholders, we want to hear from you.

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Closing date Friday 31 January 2014 at 12 Noon. It is anticipated that Interviews will be held on Friday 14 February 2014.

CHILDREN 1ST has a long tradition of valuing and involving volunteers. To find out more about volunteering with us, please visit our website.

The selection process will include seeking PVG Scheme information.

CHILDREN 1ST is the working name of the Royal Scottish Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Children. Registered Charity No: SC 016092

Equal opportunities matter to CHILDREN 1ST