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Communications Officer

Location: National Office, Edinburgh
Hours: Full time, 35 hours per week
Tenure: Permanent
Reports To: Head of Communications
Salary: £28,085.44 per annum
Closing date: Midday, 3rd April 2023
Interview date: Tuesday 11th April 2023

How to apply

Please complete our online application through our BreatheHR portal, where you can also find out more about the role, and include your CV and a cover letter by 12pm on Monday 3rd April.

If you consider yourself to have a disability, please complete the relevant section within the application pack to inform us of any arrangements that we may make to the interview process.

We reserve the right to close this advert earlier or later than stated, so please don’t delay your application to avoid any disappointment.

About the role

At Change Mental Health, we believe that good communications is an essential tool in raising awareness and fighting stigma around mental health.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and creative Communications Officer to join us on the next step of our journey! With a new brand, name, website and strategy, you will be an integral role within the charity to maximise our reach and impact through delivering high quality communications.

Change Mental Health is a leading national mental health charity providing transformative person-centred support across Scotland. We are moving into the next phase of our development and we are seeking a passionate and determined individual who can enhance our profile and communications function.

  • The Communications Officer supports with day to day communications tasks and has the knack for transforming exciting activity into engaging content.
  • They oversee all facets of digital communications – including our website, social media, newsletters and more – and bring stories to life for use across multiple channels and avenues.
  • They will feed into and deliver our communications strategy.
  • The role will report to the Head of Communications and work closely with teams across policy and public affairs, fundraising, services, and more.

What we are looking for

The Communications Officer believes in driving positive and lasting chance. You will be a great communicator, bursting with great ideas and eager to get involved!

We are seeking someone who:

  • Loves to write, whether that’s crafting a social media post, press release or email.
  • Has extensive experience of digital communications.
  • Has previous communications and/or marketing experience.
  • Has a positive and enthusiastic ‘can do’ attitude, that thrives in a complex environment of a growing organisation, and are happy to muck in!
  • Is ambitious about what they can be and do with an openness to learning and development.
  • Is passionate about mental health.

Are we a match?

This is a great opportunity to join a thriving charity and help shape its future. It is also an opportunity for growth, for the charity and yourself, in our new chapter as Change Mental Health.

In return for your passion, innovation and dedication, we offer:

  • Professional development including funded opportunities.
  • A generous 37 days’ holiday
  • Two mental wellbeing days a year
  • A 35 hour working week, enhanced sick pay & season ticket loan
  • A great work life balance with flexible and blended working environment
  • 24/7 access to an award-winning Employee Assistance Programme providing free legal, financial and medical advice as well as support with life’s challenges
  • A cycle to work scheme, a Blue Light Card and many more staff benefits and other discount schemes.

We welcome and encourage job applications from people of all backgrounds and value the unique experience that each individual brings to our organisation. We are committed to equality, diversity and inclusion within our workforce, and to building a team made up of diverse skills, experiences and all kinds of life experiences.

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