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Top job! Communications (& Policy) Manager

  • Part time
  • £24,500 – £31,500 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh – occasional overnight national travel
  • Closing 27th July 2020

  • Advertised from 8th July 2020
  • 21 – 35 hours (pro rata based on 35 hrs FT). Occasional weekend and evening work may be required.
  • Seven weeks annual leave including public holidays. Contributory pension scheme, 6% employer contribution.
  • CM20-1 (C&PM20-1)


SDSS champions local Independent Support organisations who provide quality advice and support on Self-directed Support. We campaign for true SDS implementation when it comes to social care delivery throughout Scotland. We have a rapidly growing membership of independent and disabled people’s organisations and we aim to support their growth and widen their influence and value in improving social care outcomes for disabled people and social care users.

Our focus in recruitment is to find the right people first, and look at how the team can be built around the skills and experience of those who have passion and connection to user lead organisations, issues in social care or the liberating ethos of the social model of disability.

All applicants will have confidence in contributing to and delivering our communication strategy across a wide range of events and media, including accessible formats and know how to articulate complex issues and positively engage our member organisations.

To attract maximum remuneration and hours our Communications Lead might also have experience in policy work and understanding of Scottish social care reform with the potential to direct SDSS in its strategy and delivery and represent SDSS confidently in these areas.

Fixed term to 30th June 2021 with a view to establishing the post subject to next funding cycle and strategic aims.

For more information about SDSS see

Application notes

Applications are made online at

Closing date for applications: 12PM July 27, 2020

Expected dates for interviews: August 5 and 6

Applicants are encouraged to say how the role could be adapted to meet their skills and needs.

Contact for questions or an informal chat: Jeremy Adderley, Operations Manager,, 0131 475 2626

Applications from disabled people are particularly welcome. We will support you through the recruitment process with any reasonable adjustments required in accordance with the Equality Act. Any access issues please call 0131 475 2626.

SDSS is an equal opportunities employer.