Communications Manager for the Scottish Greens Parliamentary Group

Salary: £37,768 - £42,381 per annum
Hours: 30 hours per week. The Scottish Greens Parliamentary Group operate a four-day working week. Please note, occasional evening and weekend working will be required.
Location: Holyrood


  •   Acting in a supervisory role with oversight of overall media strategy for the Group/MSPs.
    •  Tracking media monitoring systems that detect news instantly as it breaks.
    •  Managing provision of communications and press advice.
    •  Leading the development and implementation of media and digital communication strategy.
    •  Line management of Communications Officers, and liaison with regional communications teams.
    •  Leading on the development of messaging and communications strategy, in line with the MSP group strategy.
  •   Identifying potential media opportunities and acting as media contact.
    •   Organising and arranging interviews and events.
    •   Identifying ways to build the profile of the Group and individual MSPs.
    •   Developing creative new engagement methods for social media accounts.
    •   Representing the Group in dealing with media and providing statements where appropriate.
    •   Supporting campaign development and delivery.
  •   Producing materials that effectively convey the Group’s aims to the general public and media.
    •   Keeping up to date with current media developments.
    •   Building and maintaining relationships with press, broadcast and other stakeholders.
    •   Producing high quality press briefings, speeches, presentations and written materials.
  •   Following all media outlets to capture relevant developments as they happen.
    •   Maintaining information systems to support communications.
    •   Maintaining and growing social media presence.
    •   Drafting and posting social media content to promote Group MSP activities.
    •   Reviewing social media trends and briefing the Group/MSPs on issues of relevance.

About You


  •   Have significant experience working with or in the Scottish media.
  •   Experience line managing a team in a communications environment.
  •   Be creative in designing and communicating over a range of formats on different media platforms.
  •   Have flexibility using relevant IT skills and writing styles, covering both traditional and newer forms of media.
  •   Have detailed knowledge of Scottish Politics and the Parliament.
  •   Have the ability to work under pressure to tight deadlines.
  •   Have the ability to foster good working relationships with confidence to understand how the media world operates.


  •   Experience of political, campaigning, parliamentary and/or public affairs work.

The Selection Process

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Closing Date: Thursday, July 11, 2024 - 17:00