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Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home
Edinburgh, Edinburgh 2.36 miles
£20,000 - £22,000 per year (pro-rata)
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£23,000 - £26,000 per year
Contract, Full-time
Job description

We’re looking for new talent to join our Scotland team!

In this role you can make a significant contribution to the vital work we do to influence Scotland’s policy and political landscape on suicide and self harm and support our frontline services.

  • Edinburgh, Scotland
  • 12 month fixed term contract (secondment opportunities will also be considered)
  • £23,000 - £26,000 per annum + Competitive Benefits & Flexible Working

A little bit about the role/ideal candidate...

We are seeking an Influencing Assistant to join our Scotland team. This is a brand new role to help us make a step change in our public-facing activity. You will support us in our influencing work across channels, partner organisations and our large volunteer base so that fewer people die by suicide. And you’ll also help us keep the Scotland office running effectively.

You’ll be an excellent communicator with experience of working or volunteering in media relations, policy or campaigning. A particular focus of the job will be on supporting us to develop our Scottish digital activity, so you’ll need to demonstrate experience of effective use of social media. You’ll be able to represent the organisation professionally and you’ll need proven organisational and administrative skills to ensure the team can deliver together, effectively.

We are a small team looking to have a big impact, so we want you to share a commitment to positive social change. This is an opportunity to make a real difference whilst developing your influencing skills.

The post will normally be based in our office in central Edinburgh; however staff are currently home-working due to COVID-19.

If you're interested in finding out more about the role please read the attached job description as set out below.

About Samaritans

At Samaritans, our vision is that fewer people die by suicide. We believe it is preventable and that by working together we can give people the support they need before they reach crisis point. We are one of the most trusted charities in the UK and ROI, and we answer a call for help every six seconds. We have around 175 staff and more than 20,000 volunteers based across 201 branches giving emotional support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We don’t just hear you, we listed

As an employer, we offer a good range of benefits, including 25 days’ holiday, 3 wellbeing days, flexible working, Health Cash Plan, Pension and interest-free season ticket loans.

To apply

Details on how to apply are listed on the attached JD. 

Additional documents
Influencing Assistant JD (.pdf)
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Posted on: 02 June 2020
Closing date: 19 June 2020
Tags: Communications, PR,Digital
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