Expired: Policy and Communications Officer

We are looking for an individual who wants to make a difference to Scottish sport

Organisation Scottish Sports Association

Salary £24,000-£30,000

Location Edinburgh

Contract type Permanent (Full time)

Closing date 19 November 2018

Interview date 28 November 2018

Job Description

What we hope you are looking for:
• The opportunity to make a difference
• To support and shape Scottish sport
• To utilise your excellent communication skills while developing new skills and experiences
• To work with partners and develop relationships with individuals and organisations across Scottish sport
• To work with a friendly, fun and dynamic team.

We are looking for an individual who:
• Wants to make a difference to Scottish sport
• Is energetic and passionate about sport
• Is an outstanding communicator (in writing and verbally)
• Is a ‘people person’ and can build and develop strong relationships with our members, partners and stakeholders
• Can add value to our team and provide valued support to our members.

What does the role involve:
• Engaging with, listening to and supporting our members
• Engaging with and working across Scottish Governing Bodies of sport, Scottish Government, Scottish Parliament, sportscotland, the voluntary sector and a wide range of partners and stakeholders, often through direct engagement and external meetings
• Leading and co-ordinating a wide range of support to our members, including developing new and existing services and events and sharing ideas, learning and practice across our membership
• Developing strong relationships with and a strong understanding of our members, their work, opportunities and challenges
• Representing the views of our members at a range of external partner meetings and forums and in responding in writing to policy consultations
• Co-ordinating the SSA’s communications, including through joint strategic messaging with members and partners, two way communications with our members and via social media
• Helping to tell the story and impact of Scottish sports, our members and the SSA
• Engaging with the Scottish Government and Scottish Parliament to champion the role and contribution of our members and their views.

The opportunity
This vacancy presents a significant and unique opportunity within Scottish sport. The SSA has a small but dynamic team and is looking for the ideal person for this role as a fundamental part of our team. The Policy and Communications Officer will report directly to the CEO.

How to apply

Application is by covering letter and application form. The application form and application pack are available on the SSA website: http://thessa.org.uk/news/642/43/Scottish-Sports-Association-Policy-and-Communications-Officer



Originally posted on UKSport

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