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Communications Officer

The role

Communications Officer
Salary/Grade: Grade B1 – £29,102 – £31,941
Hybrid working across Scotland with Livingston Office

ILF Scotland are looking to recruit a Communications Officer to support the Communications Manager and wider team to successfully deliver their communications and engagement strategy. This role will focus on the production of public relations and marketing material for communication campaigns across a wide variety of channels. You will also support the development of corporate marketing documentation, such as the bi-annual newsletter and annual report.

You’ll have strong communication and marketing skills, with experience and knowledge of public relations and content creation. You will have some professional experience in this field which you can demonstrate within your cover letter, with a strong focus on showcasing your experience of delivering communication campaigns.

Due to the nature of ILF Scotland’s work, an understanding of public relations and marketing within the public sector would be advantageous, as would knowledge of the latest range of marketing tools and how to successfully utilise these. This role is a fantastic opportunity if you are a self-starter and a motivated individual with exceptional written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills who has demonstrable experience in the public relations and marketing world.

ILF Scotland are completely focused on ensuring their values led approach is at the core of all their work, with their recipients and stakeholders at the heart of what they do. They are offering the opportunity to join a supportive, highly flexible and agile organisation. ILF Scotland are happy to talk about and offer flexible working options for candidates as they have colleagues working remotely from the Highlands and Islands down to the Borders. This is a life friendly environment with a focus on nurturing career focused and values led individuals.

Staff Benefits


Leave & time off

  • 30 days holiday, rising to 35 days holiday after 5 years’ service
  • 6.5 days Privilege / Public Holidays
  • Company Maternity Pay / Adoption / Shared Parental: 26 weeks full pay, 26 weeks half pay
  • Company Paternity Pay: 8 weeks full pay
  • Bereavement Leave
  • Emergency Leave / Time off for Dependants
  • Volunteer time off (up to 5 days paid)

Insurance, health & wellness

  • Life Assurance (cover at 4 x your basic salary)
  • Employee Assistance Programme ( incl. up to 6 x counselling sessions per annum)
  • Company Sick Pay Scheme – based upon service: 26 weeks full-pay, 26 weeks half-pay after 5 years (maximum)
  • Eye Care Policy (up to £50 paid by ILF Scotland for eyewear required for screen / workplace)
  • Occupational Services: professional advice for a supportive workplace
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Tech Scheme
  • Car Scheme
  • Optional CSSC Membership (discounts and offers on sporting activities and events, retail, sight-seeing etc)
  • Health and Well-Being hour per week
  • Ditch the desk: ½ hour per day for work related activity away from your screen / desk. e.g. walking meeting etc

Family & caring

  • Flexible Working, incl. flexi-time scheme with up to 4 flexi days off per calendar month, pro-rata, with the agreement of their line manager
  • Hybrid working (work from office and home to improve work / life harmony)
  • Unpaid extended leave: up to 3 months

Financial & retirement

  • Civil Service Pension Scheme
  • Work Related Loan Scheme e.g. Learning, Annual travel season ticket
  • Salary Sacrifice schemes for cycles, technology and transport
  • Professional annual subscriptions
  • Subsidised gym membership

Professional support

  • Job / Skills Training
  • Professional Development


Check out what our staff say


“ILF Scotland is an award-winning organisation having been recognised for having a life-friendly, flexible working culture and winning ‘Best Small Employer’ at the Working Families Best Practice awards”


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