Communications Manager

Organisation: Eden Scott

Salary: £36,523 to £40,238 per annum plus significant company benefits.

Location: Hybrid

Eden Scott is delighted to be working with the National Trust for Scotland, a charity established in 1931, to provide access and enjoyment to the properties, places and collections in its care. They also exist to protect what they look after for future generations to enjoy; and increasingly they are keen to act as a strong conservation voice for heritage and climate change response across Scotland.

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the team at the Trust as Communications Manager on a fixed term basis for 12 months with potential to go permanent.

The Communications Manager will join the charity’s small and busy Communications Team on a fixed-term basis to manage and help deliver external and internal communication activities that support their charity’s vision, objectives and brand. 2022 is an important year for the Trust, as they begin implementing their ten-year strategy, Nature, Beauty & Heritage for Everyone.

The existing Head of Communications is to act as interim Director of Customer & Cause (the department in which Communications is located alongside our Fundraising, Membership and Marketing Teams), and in turn the existing Communications Manager will take over as interim Head of Communications. The postholder will therefore assume the Communications Manager’s role in order to enable her to focus on her new responsibilities.

The specific purpose of the role is to deliver a planned programme of communications to the media and the Trust’s many external and internal stakeholders with a view to delivering high levels of coverage, thus inspiring visitors, members, supporters and their workforce. You’ll work with their external Public Relations agency partner and on your own initiative to develop communication plans that will enhance the reputation of the Trust and promote its work and the benefits it brings to Scotland.

Key responsibilities of the role:

Line management of a Communications Officer (Internal Communications) and a Communications Executive (Fixed Term)
Working with colleagues across Trust and particularly in the Customer & Cause directorate to manage and deliver communications plans and activity that supports the Trust’s strategic objectives.
Working with inhouse and agency colleagues, create and deliver on brand and on message content for use on Trust and external channels which promotes the work of the Trust.
Building and managing relationships with key media contacts to maximise positive coverage of Trust stories.
Working across the customer and cause directorate to develop engaging communication plans as part of national campaigns for fundraising, membership or visitors.
Developing a plan of engaging internal communications to promote a positive working environment for staff and keeping them informed of developments across the Trust.
You’ll support the National Trust for Scotland’s properties, regions and departments in developing their own communication activities, ensuring that they don’t clash with national activity and are within the agreed guidelines.
You’ll ensure the at Trust maintains a and effective and timeous response to media enquiries, including on an out of hours basis.
Providing advice and support to senior managers and Trustees on media and reputational issues.
Key skills and experience required:

Demonstrable expertise in media management and a network of media contacts.
Experience of delivering successful communications strategies
Exposure in voluntary or public sector environment in a communications role
Understanding of the political environmental and social context of the National Trust for Scotland
Accomplished communicator both written and oral.
A proactive approach with problem solving skills and a keenness to push the boundaries
Strong team working skills.
This role offers an excellent competitive salary within a range of £36,523 to £40,238 per annum plus significant company benefits.

Eden Scott are dealing exclusively with the Trust on this vacancy so to be considered for this exciting opportunity with a truly unique and best in class employer, please submit your CV online clearly stating salary expectation or to and for an informal chat or to receive the full role information pack and job description please email or call Sally on 07776 662506.

No closing date has been set.

Application Deadline: Wednesday 10/08/2022