Communication Manager

Organisation: The Royal Zoological Society of Scotland

Salary: £38,017 - £43,706 Per Annum

Location: Edinburgh Zoo

This is a wonderful opportunity for someone with a strong track record in communications to make a real difference for wildlife conservation and help create a world where nature is protected, valued and loved.

The role

To lead and manage communications team activities in support of the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland (RZSS)’s vision and mission as a leading wildlife conservation charity. Promote Edinburgh Zoo and Highland Wildlife Park as world class visitor attractions and gateways to nature and RZSS as an international leader in conservation and science, growing brand awareness, income and support, and safeguarding our brand reputation.

Some of the things you’ll do:

Contribute to and support the implementation and delivery of the communications strategy and annual communications plan to meet agreed engagement targets
Manage and develop content and engagement across communications channels, including the media, social media, website, newsletters, blogs and intranet
Manage, promote, deliver and evaluate communication projects/activities/campaigns on time, to quality and risk profile standards and within agreed budget
Manage and develop the complaints process for Edinburgh Zoo and Highland Wildlife Park
Develop and commission promotional assets, including photography and video, ensuring brand consistency, value for money and quality
Ensure factual accuracy to the highest possible standards, adhering to legal and ethical requirements within the media and wider communications
What we’re looking for:

Educated to degree level in relevant degree or equivalent experience
An excellent understanding of the Scottish media industry
Understanding of legal (including GDPR guidelines) and ethical requirements in the media
Assertive communicator, confident in dealing with a wide range of stakeholders
Creative copywriting and proofreading, with the ability to tailor often complex messages to a wide range of audiences, including the media, with an understanding of search engine optimisations
What you’ll get in return:

37.5hr working week (5 out of 7 days / working a rotational pattern including weekends)
Supporting both Edinburgh Zoo and Highland Wildlife Park
34 days annual leave (pro rata)
Access to a healthcare plan
Employer contributory pension scheme
You will receive a staff membership which will give you (and family/friends) free (and discounted) entry to both the Highland Wildlife Park and Edinburgh Zoo as well as a number of other Zoo’s across the UK.

Shortlisting of applications and interviews for this position will take place while the advert is live; the advert will close once a successful candidate has been found. Interested candidates are therefore encouraged to submit applications as quickly as possible.

We offer a range of great benefits which can be found

Application Deadline: Wednesday 05/07/2023