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Senior Communications Officer

The Role

Senior Communications Officer
Salary/Grade: £36,585 – £41,834 / Grade B2
Hybrid working arrangement with an office based Livingston

ILF Scotland are seeking 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’ll have excellent communication and marketing skills, with strong experience and knowledge of PR, digital communications and engagement.

The successful candidate will possess excellent project management and organisational abilities and have experience of developing and delivering communication campaigns across various channels. You will be able to demonstrate proficiency 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.

Due to the nature of ILF Scotland’s work, previous experience in PR and marketing in Health and Social Care or Public Sector would be advantageous. 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 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 are 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.

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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