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Communications Officer
Closing Date: 2017-02-20
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Salary : 23,000
Additional Info About Salary : +5% pension
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Location : Edinburgh
Status(FT/PT) : Full Time
Closing Date : 2017/02/20

Job Role : We are looking for a dynamic and creative individual to help us communicate the impact of our work amongst our key audiences. The ideal candidate will have great communication and copy-writing skills, confident in creating high-quality, engaging content to a range of audiences, as well as experienced in writing for press and securing media coverage. You will be highly computer literate; with experience of website content management systems, social media platforms and databases. You will be confident responding to enquiries by phone, email and face-to-face from customers, stakeholders and the media about our services and our work. The role is fast-paced and you will work across programmes and projects, so the ability to multi-task, prioritise and work to tight deadlines is essential. This is a great opportunity for someone looking to gain experience in a variety of marketing and communication disciplines and with an interest in the social economy and the third sector.

Organisation Profile : Firstport is Scotland’s development agency for start-up social enterprise. We support early stage social enterprises and highly-motivated people to test, refine and grow their ideas into viable social businesses. We incubate new social ventures, from the seed of an idea to start-up and growth. We do this by providing a package of support and resources that includes start-up funds, business advice, training, practical tools and connections to help social entrepreneurs make their ideas a reality. We are the sole provider of start-up support for Just Enterprise, a Scottish Government funded programme providing advice, support and training to social enterprises and third sector organisations. We also manage and deliver the Social Entrepreneurs Fund, an awards programme that provides seed funding to new start-ups focused on delivering real social or environmental benefits to people and communities. Firstport delivers a range of initiatives to find, encourage and support individuals who want to start something good – What if…Girvan and Vital Spark in Argyll & the Islands, our two place-based programmes encouraging local people to set up social enterprises that make their areas better; and LaunchMe, the accelerator programme for ambitious social enterprises looking to attract new investors to help them rapidly scale up and grow their impact.

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Application Notes : To apply, download a full job description, an application form and equal opportunities form at Submit your complete application pack by noon on Monday 20 February to

Additional Info : Interviews will be help on 1 March 2017.

Main Contact : Elaine Ogg
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Company Registration No. 278156. Scottish Charity No. SC 029210