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PR and Communications Officer

  • Full time
  • £33,080
  • Scotland, Edinburgh, (hybrid working options available)
  • Closing 10th April 2023

  • Advertised from 23rd March 2023
  • Permanent.


RNIB Scotland is seeking an experienced PR and Communications Officer to play a key role telling our story and communicating our vision of a world where there are no barriers to people with sight loss.

You will support the planning and delivery of all aspects of PR and comms activity, contributing to securing media coverage for RNIB Scotland through writing and editing press releases, research, and interviewing case studies.

You will also support the generation of content for social media and other written materials such as blog posts, features and statements.

About you

Experience of working with Scottish media on public relations campaigns, including policy and campaigning issues, is essential, as is experience in generating proactive media coverage across all channels (print, broadcast and online).

Experience of working with media on both a reactive and proactive basis, and the ability to remain calm and in control when under pressure ensuring deadlines are met, is equally important.

You will also need the ability to build relationships with a wide variety of stakeholders, and will need to be able to understand complex information quickly and present and explain it to others.

In return

We offer a competitive salary, a stimulating and supportive working environment and a benefits package including:

  • 26 days holiday per year (plus bank holidays – pro rata), which increase with service
  • Excellent pension schemes
  • RNIB Rewards - Our employee discounts platform gives you access to offers at over 800 in-store and online retailers
  • In-house training and development opportunities
  • Flexible working arrangements - Each new member of staff will be given a laptop to make working flexibly easy

Application notes

For further details and to apply please visit our website.

We actively encourage applicants with lived experience of sight loss to apply for this role.

The closing date for applications is 10th April 2023.

We’re the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB Group) and we’re here for everyone affected by sight loss. Working for us means working for one of the UK’s biggest charities, supporting almost two million people living with sight loss in the UK.

RNIB is committed to equality of opportunity and to promoting and celebrating the diversity of its staff and volunteers. We welcome everyone’s contribution and are proud of our status as a Disability Confident Leader. We welcome applications from people with sight loss and talented people from all sections of the community who share our values.

RNIB reserve the right to close this advert early and may review and interview applications throughout the process. Therefore, if this role is of interest, please do apply at your earliest convenience.