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Communications Officer

  • Part time
  • £27,945 pro-rata
  • Home-based, with an option for office working from our co-working space in central Edinburgh. (Remote)
  • Closing 27th May 2024

  • Advertised from 13th May 2024
  • 21 hours per week worked over four days, £16,767 per annum


We are the network for befriending organisations. Established as a charity in 1994 we have thirty years of experience supporting and connecting befriending services.

Our members form the largest network of befriending services in the world.

We provide access to sector-specific training, events, resources, and awards which support quality in befriending. Each year we coordinate Befriending Week from the 1st-7th November.

At Befriending Networks we have an exciting opportunity for a talented and dynamic Communications Officer to join our team. You will be experienced and motivated, making a key contribution to our staff team and network of befriending services.

We have been working hard over the past 12 months as an organisation, we have re-branded, are about to launch a new website this summer, and have published our Strategic Plan for the next five years.

We are seeking someone who is up for the challenge of creating and delivering our strategic communications priorities. The role will be a mix of content design and creation for social media, website, and newsletters; supporting campaigns; and taking the lead for our annual celebrations during Befriending Week.

You will be a skilled project planner, a team player, a problem solver, and someone who takes pride in producing high-quality accessible work. You will push us into new spaces including the introduction of blogs and podcasts and advancing our use of social media. You will have familiarity with interpreting analytics and audience engagement data.

Application notes

Applications must be made on our application form and received by 8am on Monday 27th May 2024. For informal enquiries please contact