Senior Communications & Public Affairs Officer


£26,985 pa

Paid • Full Time • Temporary

Reference: SUS2510

Sectors: sustainable transport

Closing date: Monday, 22nd October 2018   3 days left

Sustrans is the charity making it easier for people to walk and cycle. We connect people and places, create liveable neighbourhoods, transform the school run and deliver a happier, healthier commute. Take the next step in your journey by applying for the following key vacancy:

Senior Communications & Public Affairs Officer (Ref: SUS2510)

£26,985 per annum

37.5 hours per week – maternity cover - based in Edinburgh

This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced communicator to take the lead in day to day public facing communications with the aim of raising Sustrans profile with its key influencing and consumer audiences. 

Educated to a degree level or equivalent, you will have demonstrable experience of working in a busy communications environment and of producing engaging content for a range of audiences. You will have the ability to write relevant professional copy for print, digital channels and social media and will have excellent written, verbal communication and interpersonal skills. You will have excellent IT literacy, have a good understanding of the media, digital and marketing communications environment and be committed to the promotion of sustainable transport.

You will lead a small team, while working closely with colleagues in other delivery areas to publicise a whole range of Sustrans projects. Sustrans is proud to support people in their continuous professional development and offers a flexible working pattern that recognises work-life balance.

Closing date for the receipt of completed applications is at 9am on Monday 22 October 2018. Interviews will take place in Edinburgh on Monday 29 October 2018.

Sustrans is committed to reducing inequality, valuing diversity and enabling inclusion. We welcome applications from people with the appropriate skills from all parts of the community.

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