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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.

Role

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.

Purpose:

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

Essential:

  • 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

Desirable:

  • 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

Application notes

Read the application guidance here.

Apply at Engender.org.uk/jobs

Closing date: July 6, 2020

Anticipated week of interview: 21st - 28th July