Press and Public affairsVacancy - Press & Public Affairs Officer

Salary - £25-£30K

Are you passionate about using your communications expertise to help rural Scotland thrive?

We’re seeking someone who can help us raise awareness and improve understanding of the important role both SLE and our members play with a wide range of audiences, with a special focus on political and government stakeholders and the Scottish and UK media.

You’ll work as part of a small, friendly team, where there will also be lots of opportunities to develop your knowledge, skills and experience across a range of communications disciplines.

If you’d like to be part of our team which communicates, informs and influences on a broad range of issues from dirty camping to wildlife conservation and from tourism to farming, and think you can help us achieve our goals, then we’d love to hear from you.

We are all currently working from home, but you will be required to work from our Musselburgh office for some of the week in the future.

The hours are 34.5 hours per week (usually 9 – 5 Mon to Thurs, 9 – 4.30 Fri), with some flexibility available. You will get 30 days holiday per year including six bank holidays, along with additional leave to cover office closure between Christmas and New Year. 

Benefits include great learning and development opportunities, CPD allowance, time off in lieu allowance, contributory pension, free parking at the office and a supportive and friendly working environment. 

For more information please see the job description and person specification. You can contact Laura Butcher, Head of Communications, for an informal, confidential chat on 0131 653 5400 before applying.

To apply, please send a tailored CV and covering letter highlighting your suitability for the role and why you want to work for SLE, to Laura Butcher, Head of Communications - - by the deadline of noon on Tuesday 27 October 2020.

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