Previous Opportunities

Head of Communications

Carnegie UK

Head of Communications

Dunfermline – Flexible to hybrid/remote working


Carnegie UK is an independent charitable trust with an aim and mission to improve wellbeing through advocacy and communication in the UK and Ireland. Founded over 100 years ago, Carnegie UK’s heart is in collective wellbeing: social, economic, environment and democratic wellbeing and the ability to live in a society where people can develop and flourish.

Communication and advocacy is at the centre of Carnegie UK’s work. This includes influencing decision-makers, businesses, politicians, non-government organisations or civil and public services. Carnegie UK has a strong ethos and team culture that and is motivated by the prospect of change. They are led by their organisational values of kindness, collaboration, and challenge.

Carnegie UK are now looking to appoint a new Head of Communications who will play a vital role in delivering their strategy. Part of the broader leadership team, the new Head of Communications will be strongly connected to all strategic and operational discussions within the organisation. This role will balance strategic communications with a hands-on approach; supported by a communications officer. The Head of Communications will synthesise media communications and engage with as well as build and maintain relationships with journalists. They will lead Carnegie UK’s first communication strategy with a range of creative communication techniques.

The right candidate will be a creative and experienced communications expert with an understanding of campaigns and public relations. Their strengths will lie in the communication of evidence and ideas; an understanding of academic analysis, or a background within social policy is desirable.  Carnegie UK are a values-led organisation with a strong people culture that actively seeks and promotes a culture of continuous improvements to ways of working by balancing innovation and risk to maximise impact.

Carnegie UK is strongly committed to encouraging and supporting a diverse workforce and we have a programme of work in the train to improve our practice and understanding in relation to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We especially welcome applications from all in the community who can contribute to the further diversification of experiences, ideas, and perspectives.

Further details can be found within the documents below:

For more information, please get in touch with Kate Kennedy or Debbie Shields at our recruitment partners, Aspen People, on 0141 212 7555.

Closing date for applications: Monday 4th April 2022