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Senior Communications Officer

Public Sector

  • Marketing, PR and Communications

  • Scotland

  • £ £36,585 – £41,834/Grade B2

Senior Communications Officer
£36,585 – £41,834/Grade B2
Hybrid working arrangement with an office based in Livingston
Happy to talk flexible working
Your New Organisation
ILF Scotland is a Non-Departmental Public Body (NDPB) constituted as a company limited by guarantee. It was created following the closure of the UK ILF in June 2015 and has been administering ILF funding for existing fund recipients in Scotland and Northern Ireland since 01 July 2015.
ILF Scotland is committed to enabling independent living for disabled people, empowering them to have control, choice, and dignity over how they live their lives. Since its inception in July 2015, ILF Scotland has administered funding in Scotland and Northern Ireland, providing crucial support to over 8,000 fund recipients annually. Their mission extends to supporting young disabled people in their transition to adulthood and increasing their independence through the Transition Fund (TF), fostering active engagement within their communities.
This is an exciting time to be part of ILF Scotland’s team following the recent re-opening of its Independent Living Fund as the number of disabled people who will receive additional funding to help achieve their independent living outcomes will increase.
Your new role
ILF Scotland wishes to appoint a Senior Communications Officer to join their dedicated team. As the conduit between ILF Scotland and its diverse range of stakeholders, you will play a pivotal role in implementing, executing and delivering our communications and engagement strategies, collaborating closely with the Communications Manager.
Your responsibilities will encompass various facets of communication, including public relations, digital communications, marketing, and internal communications.
You will be:
  • Educated to at least SCQF level 10 in a relevant subject OR have significant and demonstrable alternative professional experience of between 4-5 years.
  • Highly proficient in utilising diverse communication tools and technologies, including social media analytics platforms, such as Hootsuite, website hosting platforms, such as WordPress and Umbracco, and marketing tools, such as Canva, Mailchimp, Campaign Monitor and Adobe Creative Suite. 
  • Experience of producing communication products to a high standard and providing realistic and insightful advice to senior managers.
  • Experience in supporting the delivery of communication campaigns across various channels.
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to build positive relationships with internal and external stakeholders at all levels.
  • Strong project management and organisational abilities.
  • Previous experience in the Health and Social Care or Public Sector is advantageous.
  • Awareness of ILF Scotland policies and procedures, with a commitment to equality and diversity.
ILF Scotland is completely focused on ensuring their values-led approach is at the core of all their work, with disabled people at the heart of what they do.
This post offers the opportunity to join a supportive, highly flexible and agile organisation. ILF Scotland is happy to talk about and offer flexible working for candidates to be at their best as they have colleagues working remotely from across Scotland. This is a life-friendly environment with a focus on nurturing career-focused and values-led individuals.
If you’re interested in joining ILF Scotland’s dynamic team and making a difference in empowering disabled individuals to lead independent lives with dignity, choice and control, we’d love to hear from you.
For further information on the Senior Communications Officer opportunity, please visit
For a confidential discussion, please contact Lauryn Pringle or Debbie Shields at Aspen People on 0141 212 7555.
Closing date for applications: Monday 27th May 2024 at 11.59pm.
Candidates will be notified of the outcome of their application no later than Friday 31st May 2024.
Interviews: Wednesday 5th / Thursday 6th June 2024 (online via Microsoft Teams)
Applicants will be shortlisted for an interview based on their application matching the detail provided in the job description.  We would therefore ask applicants to provide a supporting statement with clear evidence to show how your experience, skills and knowledge match those requirements as well as why you are interested in the role.  To apply, please submit your CV and supporting statement as one combined document via the apply button. 

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