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Communications Manager

  • Part time
  • £43,371 – £48,190 pro-rata
  • Hybrid: Based at Thistle House in Edinburgh
  • Closing 8th July 2024

  • Advertised from 14th June 2024
  • 22.2 hours per week (21 hours per week from 01.10.24) 12 month fixed term contract. (3 days a week with flexibility over the days)


The Commission protects and promotes the human rights of people with mental illness, learning disabilities, dementia and related conditions.

We are recruiting for a Communications Manager for a 12 month period initially, to manage and deliver the Commission’s communications and media relations activity.

The interim post has a remit to manage the Commission’s communication programme, providing advice to the Executive Leadership Team and senior management on key issues and developing strategies that support its role in influencing policy and opinion in the mental health, learning disability, dementia and related fields, and engendering a positive reputation for the Commission amongst its key external stakeholders.

The post is the expert on communications for the Commission, giving input at a strategic level but also being involved in the day to day communications work.

The post holder must have a degree in a relevant discipline or equivalent, such as communications, media or journalism, and significant and current experience (usually 5 years or equivalent) of working in a communications role/field. Applicants must be able to demonstrate credibility with executive/senior management teams, experience of managing media relations, developing communication plans and strategies, and building stakeholder relations.

As an employer, we offer excellent terms and conditions of service including a generous pension scheme, a commitment to learning and development and access to an Employee Assistance Programme and comprehensive staff benefits.

We also offer a comprehensive range of HR policies including policies to help balance commitments at work and home and flexible working arrangements.

At the Commission we champion diversity, inclusion and wellbeing. We pride ourselves on being an employer of choice, cultivating a sense of belonging and providing a workplace where everyone feels valued. We aim to have a workforce which represents the wider society that we serve and therefore encourage applications from people of all backgrounds and under-represented groups.

Application notes

For a job pack, please visit the website at Work with us | Mental Welfare Commission for Scotland (

Closing date for receipt of applications is 12.00 noon on 8 July 2024 and it is anticipated that interviews will be held on 25 July 2024 at our office in Edinburgh.