We're hiring! Communications and Campaigns Officer Vacancy

Thu, 26/08/2021 - 13:05pm

Are you passionate about rural and island life and about supporting community activism? Would you be happy working collaboratively in a small team of staff, volunteers and Trustees where everyone has significant autonomy over their area of work?

Scottish Rural Action are looking for a part time Communications and Campaigns Officer!

As Campaigns and Communications Officer, you role will be to amplify the voices of the rural and island grassroots  and engage closely with the following groups:

• National, regional and local organisations or groups (third sector, business sector, academic, statutory etc.) whose interests intersect with those of rural and island Scottish communities

• Groups who are under-represented in vision-shaping and decision-making at community and national levels e.g. younger people, BAME rural residents, people with a disability etc.

• Policy makers and politicians in Scotland and beyond

• SRA’s own membership base which may overlap with any of the above groups

• The media 

You will showcase rural and island expertise and activism and raise awareness amongst decision-makers – government departments and politicians - of the policy directions arising from the Scottish Rural Parliament and other platforms of the rural movement. You will also lead our campaigns, including our ongoing work calling for meaningful participation of rural and island communities in developing local and national policy. Amongst the first campaigns you are likely to work on, together with our Youth Consultant, is a call to establish a youth-led platform that will bring rural and island young people together with decision-makers to shape Scottish Government policy on an ongoing basis.

Read the full job description and person specification here

This is a one-year contract which will run from October 2021 to October 2022. Prolongation of the contract beyond October 2022 is envisaged but will be subject to Scottish Rural Action obtaining the necessary funding.

Please note that we try to minimise travel across Scotland as much as possible, but you will be required to attend a certain number of meetings and events each year in person. We are happy to consider flexible working opportunities including, but not limited to condensed hours, flexible hours of work, part-time/reduced hours and job share. We are open to discussing individual requests. Scottish Rural Action has a commitment to diversity and challenging all forms of inequality. We would be particularly keen to encourage applicants from Black Minority and Ethnic, LGBT, disabled, migrant and other backgrounds underrepresented within the rural and island development sector.

If you have any questions about the role or would like to discuss it further, please contact our National Coordinator, Artemis Pana by emailing artemis@sra.scot or telephoning 0773 059 6842.