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Communications Officer

  • Part time
  • £24,377 pro-rata
  • Home (UK-based) or Hybrid (Commutable to Edinburgh)
  • Closing 13th April 2023

  • Advertised from 28th March 2023
  • 20 Hours per week (to be worked flexibly over 4 or 5 days)
  • We are happy to talk flexible working and have a range of supports and benefits which can enable this from Day 1.


Befriending Networks is the growing network of organisations for the befriending sector with over 370 members across the UK. We are looking for an experienced Communications Officer to join our team.

We need someone proactive, flexible, creative, and who has a ‘can do’ mindset. You will be a team player, willing to get stuck in, and in return you will be joining an organisation which values its people and offers a supportive working environment.

The Communications Officer is responsible for leading on a range of communications functions supporting the work of Befriending Networks.

Focus areas for this post are:

  • Developing and delivery of all aspects of our Communications Strategy
  • Production of engaging and accurate digital content for our sector, building an online community to be achieved using social media, newsletters, and our website.
  • Coordination of National Befriending Week - a UK wide campaign which raises the profile and understanding of befriending.
  • Project managing digital and communications upgrades, which will include replacing our website and the development of brand guidance.

We are looking for someone who is passionate about social change and creating impact in communities. You should believe in the power of befriending and the importance of social connection. Delivering our work contributes to the reduction in inequalities, advancing positive outcomes for individuals and community, and increased connection and confidence. You will be motivated by creating and supporting a connected membership community.

Application notes

Applications will be treated in confidence, CVs will only be retained for the duration of the recruitment cycle. We welcome applications from individuals of all backgrounds.

Submit your CV alongside a covering email which outlines why you would like to be considered for this specific vacancy to

Closing Date: Thursday 13th April 2023. Interview Date: Tuesday 25th April 2023 (online)

For informal enquiries or questions regarding this role please contact our CEO, Susan Hunter: or call 07729 107 002