Communications Officer

  • Nov 19, 2018
Category: Communications & Marketing
Type: Full-time

Reporting to: Head of Marketing and Communications
Salary: circa £23,000 + 5% pension
Hours: Full time
Based: Edinburgh
Start date: ASAP

We are looking for a dynamic, creative and digital savvy 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 digital content, as well as experienced in writing for press and securing media coverage.

You will be proficient across a range of IT packages; with experience of using website content management systems, social media platforms and CRM systems. A keen interest to deepen your understanding of all aspects of digital communications, identify future trends and evaluate emerging technologies is highly desirable.

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 an exciting opportunity for a quick learner with enthusiasm and initiative to gain experience in a variety of disciplines and make the role their own. Interest in and knowledge of social entrepreneurship and startups an advantage.

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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 do this by providing a package of support and resources that includes seed funds, business advice, training, practical tools and connections to help social entrepreneurs make their ideas a reality.