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Digital Communications and Administration Assistant

  • Part time
  • £24,053 pro-rata
  • Hybrid – 2 days in office, central Edinburgh and one day working remotely
  • Closing 1st March 2024

  • Advertised from 9th February 2024
  • Fixed time: 3 days a week (21.75 hours) for 12 months, with possibility of extension depending on funding. Hybrid – 2 days in office, central Edinburgh and one day working remotely


Are you passionate about Scotland’s history? Does working in the archives and records sector interest you? Are you organised and a good communicator?

The Scottish Council on Archives (SCA) is an independent advocacy and development body for the archives and records management sector in Scotland, providing leadership and building capacity.

SCA is currently recruiting for a part-time Digital Communications and Administration Assistant. The postholder will provide administration support for the programme delivery, communications, and operational work of the SCA. The Digital Communications and Administration Assistant will also use SCA’s digital platforms, including social media accounts and website, to disseminate information and promote the work of the organisation as well as the wider archives and records management sector.

The role is varied and would suit someone with experience of office administration and creating content for social media. The postholder will have the opportunity to contribute to a variety of projects and initiatives, and a willingness to collaborate and work closely with colleagues is essential.

You will be expected to help ensure the smooth running of the organisation and its programme of events, including online and offline seminars, conferences, talks and workshops. This post requires someone with proven ability to manage, prioritise and organise work and information, as well as good written and verbal communication skills.

Application notes

To apply, please email your completed application form to Robert Wright,

Closing date: Friday 1 March 2024, at 17:00.

Please note that online interviews will take place over w/c 11 March 2024

All information provided by applicants will be treated as confidential. Additional information may be attached on extra pages if necessary but please note that CVs will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application form.

The shortlisting process:

Applications are assessed against the information in the job description.


Invitations to interview will be sent by email. Interviews will be held online using Zoom, during w/c 11 March 2024.