Vacancy | Marketing, Communications and Development Officer

Forces Children Scotland is looking for someone creative, dedicated, and passionate, to join its Marketing, Communications and Development Team to help achieve the charity’s strategic ambition to support greater numbers of children and young people from serving, reservist and veteran families across Scotland.

Our children and young people encounter both positive and challenging experiences as part of a service family and we help beneficiaries to grow in confidence, develop new skills and gain valuable experiences by co-producing projects and services to support mental health and wellbeing, education and learning and put their unique experiences on the radar of civilian audiences. We provide life-changing experiences which forge new friendships, through a sense of belonging and shared experience. We amplify their unique experiences to help civilian friends as well as those supporting them or making important decisions about their future, better understand what they’re going through and bring about big changes. We listen and provide financial help in lots of different ways and support those caring for loved ones or a member of the local community as well as those gaining qualifications at college or university.

About the role

You will support the Marketing, Communications and Development Manager deliver core operational tasks with regards to marketing, communications, fundraising and development which serve to communicate impact of our projects and services as well as enhance reputational capital to recruit beneficiaries, strategic partners, develop compelling fundraising applications and general supporters. In addition, you will work closely with our Chief Executive and wider team to ensure a consistent approach to external/internal communications is achieved across all our channels, publications, and engagement activities, as well work with creative agencies and beneficiaries to co-develop campaigns to support the achievement of our new ambitious strategic vision.

About the person we are looking for

We’re looking for someone with a minimum of two years’ experience working in a marketing, fundraising, communications, or journalism role and/or a relevant qualification.  In addition, you will need experience working either within a team and/or creative agencies and beneficiaries to produce online/offline campaigns which served to communicate impact, enhance reputational capital, recruit beneficiaries and/or generated income. What’s more, we’re looking for someone who can bring creativity, energy, and passion to deliver a portfolio of communications to a wide variety of stakeholder audiences, including press/media, beneficiaries, strategic partners, and supporters. Please download our full person specification for further information.

Application Notes

If this vacancy sounds like you and you would like to have an informal discussion about it, please contact our Marketing, Communications and Development Manager, Gary Seath:

To apply for this role, please submit your CV and covering letter (1000 words maximum) to by 5pm on Sunday 12 December 2021.

Interviews will be held at 15 Hill Street, Edinburgh, EH2 3JP Monday 20 December 2021, which will include a short-written test and panel interview. An Enhanced Disclosure Scotland Check will be required as part of our selection process.