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Job Role: Creative Communications Officer as Time to Shine Leader  

Do you want to live in a Scotland where communities can make positive differences to their way of life? A Scotland that values social action and helps to make it happen? Alongside, being a part of a friendly, inclusive and dedicated team?

The Social Action Inquiry is recruiting for an exciting new role, a Creative Communications person who will assist the co-leads to devise the communication strategy and be responsible for its delivery.

The Rank Foundation’s Time to Shine Programme

The Creative Communications person is recruited as part of the Rank Foundation’s Time to Shine Programme (T2S). The aim is to recruit a Time to Shine leader (aged 18+) with the right skills mix, talent and work ethic, who is currently under-employed or unemployed. to experience a 12-month full-time paid position within a supportive social sector work environment.

For further information please see the 2022 Time to Shine prospectus attached below.

Role Overview

We are looking to recruit a Creative Communications person to work alongside the core team to understand, help deliver and support social action. The communications role will help us amplify the work of the Social Action Inquiry over the next 12 months. The main responsibility is to assist the core team (co-chairs and co-leads) in the creation and initial delivery of the communication strategy. The successful candidate will be working closely with the co-leads in providing digital, editorial, creative and operational support across the Inquiry’s work. The post holder will play a key role in ensuring our communications are influential, informative and engaging for the full range of our stakeholders. This involves organising, posting and updating communication material on our website, engaging with collaborative and communication platforms, creating content for our social media platforms, and occasionally communicating to groups by email.

Work, Hours and Pay

· You will be working often from home with occasional time spent in Edinburgh to work with the core team or in other areas in Scotland as part of the Social Action Inquiry activities

· The contract is over 12 months, 35 hours per week

· Working hours are Mondays to Fridays, between 9am and 5pm. Some evenings and weekends may be required.

· £9.50 per hour

This role will be primarily supported and managed by Deborah Menezes (Research Co-lead)

Application notes

If you’re interested and would like to chat about the role and whether it might be right for you we’d love to hear from you. Please get in touch with us by emailing

To apply, enclose a cover letter demonstrating your suitability for the roles and a copy of your CV and send it to by 12.00 noon on 14th October 2021.

Organisational Interview: via zoom 21st October 2021

Regional Time to Shine Interview date organised by Rank Foundation: via zoom between 8th to 19th November 2021

The Inquiry has been set up by a partnership of organisations: Carnegie UK Trust; Corra Foundation; Foundation Scotland; the Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE); Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO); The National Lottery Community Fund; and The Robertson Trust. When you apply for this position, your application information may be shared amongst these partners and other community representatives involved with the recruitment process. For more details on the Social Action Inquiry, please see our website –


Role description and requirements

Equal opportunity and monitoring form

Time To Shine Prospectus 2022