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Communications Officer

Independent Living Fund Scotland

Communications Officer


Hybrid working across Scotland with Livingston Office

ILF Scotland is a Scottish Non-Departmental Public Body (NDPB) constituted as a company limited by guarantee.  It was created following the closure of the UK ILF in June 2015 and has been administering Scottish ILF funding for existing fund recipients in Scotland and Northern Ireland since 1st July 2015.  

ILF Scotland distributes annual funding of approximately £55 m to support individual recipients to lead independent lives. The organisation consists of a staff team of around 66, who provide award management services for approximately 8,000 current fund recipients split between the 2015 Fund and Transition Fund.  

The organisation is fully funded by, and accountable to, Scottish and Northern Ireland Government Ministers via a Board of Directors. Directors are appointed by Scottish Ministers in line with the Scottish Public Appointments process.

As a values based organisation, ILF Scotland takes a values led approach to all the work they do where people and relationship building are a key focus.

ILF Scotland are looking to recruit a Communications Officer to support the Communications Manager and wider team to successfully deliver their communications and engagement strategy. This role will focus on the production of public relations and marketing material for communication campaigns across a wide variety of channels. You will also support the development of corporate marketing documentation, such as the bi-annual newsletter and annual report.

You’ll have strong communication and marketing skills, with experience and knowledge of public relations and content creation. You will have some professional experience in this field which you can demonstrate within your cover letter, with a strong focus on showcasing your experience of delivering communication campaigns.

Due to the nature of ILF Scotland’s work, an understanding of public relations and marketing within the public sector would be advantageous, as would knowledge of the latest range of marketing tools and how to successfully utilise these. This role is a fantastic opportunity if you are a self-starter and a motivated individual with exceptional written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills who has demonstrable experience in the public relations and marketing world.

ILF Scotland are completely focused on ensuring their values led approach is at the core of all their work, with their recipients and stakeholders at the heart of what they do. They are offering the opportunity to join a supportive, highly flexible and agile organisation. ILF Scotland are happy to talk about and offer flexible working options for candidates as they have colleagues working remotely from the Highlands and Islands down to the Borders. This is a life friendly environment with a focus on nurturing career focused and values led individuals.

Further details on the opportunity are available at

For a confidential discussion about the opportunity, please get in touch with Kate Kennedy, at our recruitment partners, Aspen People, on 0141 212 7555.

To apply please upload your CV and supporting statement (combined in one document).

Closing Date: Monday 14th August at 11.59pm