Living Rent is recruiting a Communications Officer

Living Rent is continuing to build membership and power across Scotland. As we grow, we are expanding the staff team, in order to provide greater support for members to win the changes we need.

We are recruiting a communications officer to support the organisation's internal and external communications and the training of members to use communications for campaigns and recruitment. This position will join and support a growing team of organisers and member defence coordinators across Scotland.

We are very excited to continue growing Living Rent and hope that this job is for YOU!

About the job:

Role: Communications officer, Glasgow or Edinburgh

Details: £18,200-19,100 per year, FT (35h), Edinburgh or Glasgow, 12 months, with the possibility of extension.

This role will be responsible for promoting Living Rent’s work, developing and publicising the key narratives of the organisation with the aim to support campaigns and to build the power of the organisation. The role will support Living Rent’s national social media presence (internal and external), Living Rent’s relationships and strategy regarding press, Living Rent’s campaign narrative and Living Rent’s visual and graphic image. The role will entail supporting members, branch communication officers and staff members to effectively use communications to further the branches’ and the union’s overall goals. This role aims to get more people involved in Living Rent at the local and national level, in order to build tenants’ power in Scotland. 

Qualifications: We are looking for someone keen to work with a young organisation and passionate about member-run and diverse organisations and determined to build working-class power. Experience in communications, press relationships, training delivery, community education or campaigns is welcome; however enthusiasm, willingness to learn and commitment to social justice are more important than previous experience as training will be provided. We are looking for someone with excellent communication and interpersonal skills, dedicated to building tenants’ power, and keen to build Living Rent’s potential.  

Application and deadlines:

  1. Download and fill in the application form (here) referring to the person and job specification (here
  2. Save the completed application form as a Word document
  3. Send it to [email protected] with the subject matter: ‘NAME_Application_Communications_Officer’ by Sunday the 10th of April 2022, 6pm.
  4. Once you have submitted your application, please complete the equal opportunities monitoring form (here).

Short-listed candidates will be invited to an online interview on Wednesday the 20th of April 2022.

Closing date: Sunday the 10th of April 2022, 6pm

Interviews day: Wednesday the 20th of April 2022

Start date: 9th of May 2022 (preferred)

If you have any questions about the role, please contact Living Rent at [email protected]

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  • Jon Black
    published this page in News and Events 2022-03-15 17:00:40 +0000