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  • Advertised from 6th March 2020
  • Permanent
  • 30 days’ annual leave (including public holidays), plus 6 days at Christmas & New Year. Subsidised housing.


Project Trust is an educational charity based on the Hebridean Isle of Coll. Since 1967 we have sent over 7000 Volunteers to Africa, Asia and the Americas to a wide range of long-term volunteering projects including teaching, social care work, outdoor education and community development.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an outstanding Volunteer, Schools and Communications Officer to join the Marketing, Recruitment & Communications Team to play a key role in the implementation of Project Trust’s marketing activities. A central element of this post is to implement the communications strategy, with a focus on social media and our website, as well as the recruitment of Volunteers through face-to-face presentations. The successful applicant will have demonstrable knowledge of social media marketing and excellent communication skills.

Main areas of responsibility include:

  • Lead the delivery and implementation of the communications strategy and calendar
  • Generate, co-ordinate, and support colleagues to produce high quality, impactful content for segmented audiences across relevant digital and off-line channels
  • Monitor and evaluate Project Trust’s external communications
  • Work with the Senior IT Support Officer to oversee, plan, develop and update website content
  • Recruit Volunteer candidates through delivery of inspiring presentations in schools and youth organisations

Essential skills & experience include:

  • Recognised qualification or demonstrable equivalent experience in the execution of marketing and communications plans
  • Ability to produce and edit video content
  • Understanding of the role of social media in engaging different audiences
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, written and verbal, and ability to communicate with a range of audiences
  • Proven ability to deliver presentations to a range of stakeholders, including young people, with an ability to motivate and inspire others

This is an exciting opportunity to contribute to the communications strategy and recruitment operations of an innovative and ambitious charity at an important time in its 50 year history.

The role is based in the Project Trust office on the Isle of Coll.

Application notes

To find out more, please download the Job Description and application pack below, or visit

Closing date for applications is 29 March 2020.

Please note that we reserve the right to close the position early if we receive a suitable number of applications.