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Director of Communications

Director of Communications
Salary: £81,000 – £89,000
Location: Glasgow or Dalkeith

Trusted – Enabling – Progressive

The Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) is the national qualifications, accreditation and awarding body in Scotland. As an Executive NDPB, we are accountable to Scottish Ministers. We help people across Scotland and beyond realise their potential and achieve their ambitions by providing a wide range of high quality, internationally recognised qualifications and associated services. SQA supports schools, colleges, universities and training organisations to develop and deliver their qualifications and assessments.

SQA is looking to appoint a new Director of Communications to lead a new directorate within SQA which will provide strengthened leadership and stakeholder engagement, with strategic communication at its core.

This is a fantastic career opportunity for the right candidate to make a significant impact.

The successful post holder will have the right blend of skills and experience necessary to lead and develop a team of dedicated professionals. The right candidate will also expand and build upon our existing communication and marketing approach, whilst strengthening engagement with the current Executive Team and the Board.

We are looking for a highly experienced and qualified individual, with a proven track record of leading and shaping a communication and marketing function with a wide range of stakeholders. You will bring a fresh, forward-thinking and collaborative approach to ensure this work is central to the strategic thinking and continued improvement of the organisation overall.

A significant part of this role will be externally facing, with a requirement to enhance our engagement with stakeholders, so it is important that the successful candidate has the experience necessary to help shape our communication and marketing strategy to meet the needs of our varied stakeholders.

We are looking for a strong, strategic leader who can embrace the SQA’s values of being trusted, progressive and enabling.

The role can be based in our offices in either Glasgow city centre or Dalkeith, near Edinburgh, with regular travel to both sites.

For more information visit or for a confidential conversation contact Donogh O’Brien / Emma McEneaney on 0141 212 7555.

Closing date for applications: Monday 29th March 2021