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Communications and Engagement Assistant (1 year post)

  • Full time or Part time or Flexible
  • £21,218
  • 10 Old Tolbooth Wynd, Edinburgh, EH8 8EQ (home-based while COVID-19 lockdown measures are in place)
  • Closing 6th July 2020

  • Advertised from 26th May 2020
  • Up to 35 hours / week– hours negotiable. This post is funded for one year and it is not expected to be extended.


Engender, Scotland’s feminist policy and advocacy organisation is seeking a Communications and Engagement Assistant to join our team for one year to support our work for a gender-equal Scotland. They will work with colleagues to develop systems and strategies around member engagement, digital communications, and press work.


To contribute to the work of Engender by assisting with member engagement, communications systems, and press work. This is a one-year post, which we do not envisage being extended. The focus of this role, therefore is on developing strong sustainable systems.

Specific Duties:

  • Develop and maintain Engender contacts databases and mailing lists, including press contacts;
  • Create an archive of Engender’s press coverage and quotes given;
  • Create engaging content for Engender’s website and e-newsletters;
  • Assist with the coordination of events including public events, roundtable meetings, and webinars (online while lockdown measures are in place);
  • Develop and distribute a member survey to support the creation of future member engagement plans;
  • Produce Engender publications, including editing, proof-reading, and working with external designers;
  • Ensure that Engender’ outward-facing communications are accessible, engaging and in line with style guidelines, including editing previous publications where necessary, and creating templates for future communications.

Person Specification


  • Commitment to feminism
  • Proficiency in ITC including Excel, Outlook, and the rest of the Microsoft office suite
  • Strong organisational skills, and able to effectively prioritise tasks and work flexibly as part of a small team
  • Ability to work independently and self-motivate
  • Strong communication skills including ability to write for a range of audiences
  • Experience of working on events and understanding of different ways of making events inclusive and accessible


  • Experience of creating and managing contacts databases
  • Experience of web-editing (including WordPress or other CMS systems)
  • Experience of membership coordination
  • Experience with marketing and/or branding
  • Experience of processing PayPal payments and gift aid
  • Experience of using social media analytics
  • Understanding of equalities and campaigning organisations in Scotland

Download this job description and person specification as a pdf here

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Closing date: July 6, 2020

Anticipated week of interview: 21st - 28th July