Part-time press and public affairs manager (maternity cover) – SFHA

CLOSING DATE: September 5, 2012

THE Scottish Federation of Housing Associations is seeking a part-time Press and Public Affairs Manager (maternity cover) who can actively contribute to the organisation’s success through managing the SFHA’s media and social media strategies and public affairs activities.

This role involves running an effective press office; producing press releases and other materials for the media; ensuring delivery of the Press and Public Affairs business plan; maintaining and developing key contacts and advising SFHA staff and board members on media and political issues as well as supervising the work of the Assistant Press Officer.

The post holder will also edit and contribute content for internal and member publications such as Housing Scotland Today e-newsletter and Housing Scotland magazine.

Suitable candidates will be able to demonstrate a proactive approach in seeking opportunities to promote the aims and messages of the organisations and the important work of its members.

Candidates should have degree or equivalent in a relevant discipline, experience of dealing with the media, and of working in a parliamentary or campaigning role, and excellent communications skills both written and verbal. Good customer care and team working skills are vital. Some knowledge of housing issues is desirable.

To learn more about this vacancy please contact Claire Munro, Press & Public Affairs Manager, 0141 332 8113 or

To apply for the position please download and complete the Application Pack, available from our website, and return to Karen Colburn, Business Support Manager, Scottish Federation of Housing Associations, 3rd Floor, Sutherland House, 149 St Vincent Street, Glasgow G2 5NW, or

Contact: Karen Colburn
Phone: 0141 332 8113