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Vacancy: Community Manager, Scotland

Community Manager, Scotland

 

Role: 4 days a week (30 hours) 

This is a 3 year fixed term contract 

 

Flexible: This role is home-based but does require regular travel within Scotland and travel to England for team away days.

 

Salary: £35k pro rata 

 

The role is flexible and home based, with travel to York for team away days and across Scotland for meetings. It is expected you will live in Scotland. On occasion, you may need to travel to Edinburgh to meet with members of the Scottish Parliament and you may need to travel to London to meet with members of the UK Parliament.

You will be available for an online team meeting on Mondays from 9.30am – 10.30am, for a one to one with your line manager for an hour each week, but besides this, when you conduct your work is at your discretion as long as it is pre-agreed with your line manager.
 

Overview:

The Community Manager, Scotland will support the Head of Policy and Campaigns to drive forward Pregnant Then Screwed’s campaigning, organising and mobilising work in Scotland, engaging with communities to build our support base and to offer support for local campaigns related to early learning and childcare (ELC). This is an exciting opportunity to play a critical role in improving the lives of Scottish mothers by building a movement for change. 

 

We are looking for someone who has excellent communication and social media skills. You must be adept at creating really engaging social media posts – both written and in video format. You will have a good sense of humour and an ability to simplify complex information. You will be creative and ideas driven with a passion for improving the lives of Scottish mothers and their families. 

 

Connections across Scotland with a variety of potential stakeholders from women’s charities, to politicians and civil servants, to ELC groups and other relevant persons, would be an advantage. 

 

To succeed in this role, you will have demonstrable experience in using social media in interesting and creative ways to build an audience. You will be comfortable with being on camera making videos about policy, employment law, and the challenges experienced by mothers across Scotland. You will have some event management experience as there will be a requirement for you to run and manage a number of local events in the larger cities, highlands and islands. You will be the sort of person that gets stuff done, is comfortable with risk-taking, and is excited about the idea of working for a small charity with an increasingly global reputation. 

 

We use positive action under section 159 of the Equality Act in relation to disability or race. This means that if we have two candidates of equal merit in our process, we will seek to take forward the disabled or Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic candidate in order to diversify our staff team

 

Key Responsibilities:

 

Community building 

This role will be focussed on using social media and online communication as a way of building a movement for change. 

 

▪️ Manage and grow a mailing list of Scottish parents via mailchimp. Send monthly updates to this mailing list which will keep people informed and engaged in our work

▪️ Create 4 posts a week for the PTS Scotland Instagram page, and keep stories regularly updated using a variety of formats

▪️ Respond to instagram comments and DMs on the PTS Scotland page 

▪️ Monitor engagement and analytics across our online communication platforms and generate reports for the CEO and Head of Comms and Campaigns to show what type of content is working for our community 

▪️ Keep the Head of Policy and Campaigns, Scotland informed of the challenges experienced by mothers in different parts of Scotland, as communicated to us via our online communication platforms. 

▪️ Design and deliver a series of live events across Scotland (including in rural areas) called ‘Pregnant Then Brewed’ which give parents a chance to talk about the specific challenges they encounter, to get support for some of those challenges (from their peers and from professionals) and to give parents the tools they need to campaign on ELC and parental leave reform in their local area.

▪️ Manage case study requests from our comms team and liaise with parents keen to share their story publicly

▪️ Keep the Scotland pages up to date on the Pregnant Then Screwed website

▪️ On occasion, attend parent focussed events and network to build trust across Scotland with mothers 

 

Person Specification:
 

Essential 

▪️ Excellent written skills with the ability to write in a way that is both funny, and informative 

▪️ Excellent oral communication skills including a confident and clear speaking style 

▪️ An ability to turn complex information into something engaging and simple 

▪️ An excellent understanding of social media platforms, particularly instagram. With a proven track record of using this platform to create engaging and entertaining content 

▪️ Experience of using video software tools to create engaging videos

▪️ An ability to create high quality graphics for social media 

▪️ Previous experience of event management 

▪️ A passion for gender equality, with a particular interest in ELC and parental leave reform 

▪️ Self motivated with demonstrable experience of working independently and collaboratively as part of a team.

 

Desirable 

▪️ Experience of designing and delivering workshops, ideally on campaigning 

▪️ Well connected to Scottish journalists. 

▪️ A good understanding of ELC and what is required to improve the system for parents, children and providers. 

▪️ A good understanding of devolution. 

▪️ Good connections with Scottish political parties

▪️ An awareness and engagement with relevant political, policy and intellectual debates.

▪️ An awareness of the Equality Act and its protected characteristics.

 

Benefits: 

In return you will receive an annual salary of £35,000 per annum pro-rata working for a really exciting, energetic, high impact charity with an increasingly global reputation.

 

You will also receive a generous benefits package including:

▪️ 34 days annual leave, including statutory bank holidays. This is pro-rata for part time staff.

▪️ Paid leave between Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.

▪️ 2 paid ‘’Wellbeing Days’’. These are days that can be booked off with no notice and no questions asked.

▪️ 5 days paid leave to care for dependents. These can be used when a dependent is unwell, for settling in days at nursery or school, or for activities such as sport’s day or school plays.

▪️ After 2 full years of service, employees are entitled to an additional day of paid leave for every additional year, up to a maximum of 3 additional days.

▪️ Participation in a comprehensive workplace pension scheme with contributions from the organisation of 4%.

▪️ Enhanced maternity, paternity and adoption pay. Maternity and adoption leave is paid at a rate of 100% for 20 weeks, 50% for the next 6 weeks, and then statutory for the remaining time. Paternity is paid at a rate of 90% for 6 weeks.

▪️ Flexible working is embedded in our culture with employees working different hours, and days of the week. We would be happy to discuss your flexible working requirements. 

▪️ Employees work from home with in person team away days taking place every 6 – 8 weeks. All employees will be provided with a company laptop, riser, monitor, mouse and mouse mat, plus £100 to spend on other office set up needs including stationary. 

▪️It is expected that all employees will engage in at least 4 days of training per year. Mandatory training includes: GDPR, anti-racism and disability awareness training

 

📩To apply:

Please answer these application questions and then send your CV and an example of a written post for our Scotland Instagram page to [email protected] by Friday 9th August.

Make it clear on your application whether you would like to be considered for a job share or what hours/days you are looking for.

You will then be notified if you have been shortlisted by mid August and you will be asked to send a 2 minute video of something you would post on our Instagram page. 

Interviews will take place in Edinburgh at the end of August.

 


The Team

You will be supported by the Pregnant Then Screwed team which includes: 

▪️ Joeli Brearley, CEO and founder 

▪️ Faeeza Vaid, Director of Operations

▪️ Carole Erskine, Policy and Campaigns Lead, Scotland

▪️ Lauren Fabianski, Head of Communications and Campaigns

▪️ Charlotte Stevens, Head of Development 

▪️ Roxi Rustem, Head of Support Services

▪️ Taryn Robinson, Community Engagement Manager 

▪️ Emily Broadbent, Support Services Coordinator 

▪️ Osha Daley, Outreach and EDI Manager 

▪️ Sophie Blyth, Communications Officer

▪️ Franziska McPherson, Executive Administrator

▪️ Jennifer Emerson, Support Services Coordinator

▪️ Zoe Soligo, Support Services Coordinator

 



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