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Communications & Marketing Manager

  • Full time or Part time
  • £36,797
  • remote/home-based, with some travel to Edinburgh required for meetings and the option of use of office space in Edinburgh and/or Glasgow*.
  • Closing 14th February 2023

  • Advertised from 19th January 2023
  • Up to £36,797 per annum (pro rata for part time. Note: salary subject to change following a review, due for completion March 2023. 4 day (28 hours) or 5 day (35 hours) options available.


Do you want to make a difference to the lives of children in Scotland? Are you a values-based, solution-focused communications professional who is up for a new challenge? Do you care about quality and detail as well as how your work can contribute to social change? If so, read on…

About the role

Working in a busy, deadline-driven environment, this role provides a fantastic opportunity to work with Children in Scotland staff, partners across the sector, the media and children and young people themselves to support all our work and deliver our communications and marketing activity.

Underpinned by our values, our work is focussed on us achieving our vision that all children have an equal chance to flourish. Our Strategic Plan and annual Delivery Plans provide the detail of how we go about achieving this.

As the Communications & Marketing Manager you will have responsibility for the development, delivery and evaluation of communications activity in line with the Strategic Plan. You will effectively manage and lead the Communications & Marketing team to implement the annual Delivery Plan, ensuring your staff are supported and motivated. You will ensure the team works with staff across the organisation to deliver communications activity linked to their specific area of work.

You will be ready to hit the ground running but we will offer you an excellent induction and support through the first few months, which will then turn into longer-term development opportunities. You will join a brilliant group of supportive staff who are passionate about making a difference to children’s lives and work hard to achieve this.

About Children in Scotland

Giving all children in Scotland an equal chance to flourish is at the heart of everything we do.

By bringing together a network of people working with and for children, alongside children and young people themselves, we offer a broad, balanced and independent voice. We create solutions, provide support and develop positive change across all areas affecting children in Scotland. We do this by listening, gathering evidence, and applying and sharing our learning, while always working to uphold children’s rights.

Our range of knowledge and expertise means we can provide trusted support on issues as diverse as the people we work with and the varied lives of children and families in Scotland.

Our values

Our values set out Children in Scotland’s beliefs and qualities.

They have been shaped by our staff, board, children and young people in our advisory group Changing our World, and our members.

We use them to guide how we work and as a way of keeping us accountable.

Strengthening equality, diversity and inclusion is an overarching commitment that informs all our values.


We are champions of children’s rights. We take a lead in empowering children and young people and improving lives. We do this with creativity and determination.

Open and fair

We are committed to accessibility and honesty. We share our learning, evidence and new ideas. Integrity, balance and respect underpin everything we do.


We believe in inclusion and we work in partnership. The participation of children, young people and their families, our staff, members, the workforce and our wider network inspires us and is central to achieving our vision.


We care about people and the environment, and the impact our work has on both. Empathy and trust are key in our approach and how we connect with others.

Children in Scotland values the contribution of all our staff, whatever their background. Our recruitment decisions are based on fair, open processes, with appointment on merit. We welcome applications from everyone.

Further information

*Location:Children in Scotland is Edinburgh based but, until further notice, this role will be remote/home-based, with some travel to Edinburgh required for meetings and the option of use of office space in Edinburgh and/or Glasgow. Arrangements will be reviewed, with staff involvement, throughout the 2022-23 year.

If this sounds like you then we’d love to hear from you!

You can find more about Children in Scotland here and for an informal chat about the role, please contact Simon Massey, Head of Engagement & Learning, by email on

Application notes

Closing date: 9am, Tuesday 14 February 2023

Interview date: Thursday 2 March 2023


This is a re-advertisement. Previous applicants need not re-apply.