Job Opportunity: Doors Open Days Communications Officer

Job title: Doors Open Days Communications Officer 

Appointment term: 

This is a part-time post to commence as soon as possible until the 31st March 2023, with the possibility of extension beyond this date. The post is  16 hours per week, with a salary of £25K pro-rata. 

Reports to:

Doors Open Days National Coordinator 

Place of work: 

The role will be based at the Scottish Civic Trust offices at 42 Miller Street, Glasgow G1 1DT.  Remote working is not possible for this role.

Purpose of role: 

The purpose of this role is to support the promotion of Doors Open Days, working closely with the National Coordinator. Doors Open Days welcomes almost 100,000 visitors each September from across the world. For many of our visitors, our online and print presence will be their first introduction to the festival. This role will play an important role within the Doors Open Days team and the continuing development of the festival. Acting as a liaison between Doors Open Days, our visitors and the media, the Doors Open Days Communications Officer will ensure that our public image,  brand and messaging remain strong and consistent.

Key Responsibilities: 

  • Develop content for the Doors Open Days website, e-bulletin and social media channels 
  • Work closely with the Communications Officer on the strategic     development and implementation of Doors Open Days’ digital presence 
  • Respond to enquiries from journalists and draft press releases 
  • Monitor the effectiveness of Doors Open Days’ online communications, providing regular reports and analysis on digital media trends using Google Analytics and social media metrics 
  • Create basic graphic designs for use promotional use 
  • Manage the Doors Open Days website, uploading content and ensuring it is up to date and engaging 
  • Assist the Doors Open Days National Coordinator in managing the festival programme, including uploading event information to the Doors Open Days website
  • Support the Doors Open Days National Coordinator in sourcing funding opportunities and implementing fundraising strategies

Selection criteria:

Download the full job description to view the essential and desirable selection criteria.

Closing date:

10th June 2022

Interview date: 

24th June 2022

Informal enquiries: 

For informal enquiries please contact Laura Paton, Doors Open Days National Coordinator, 

Equal Opportunities: 

Scottish Civic Trust is committed to providing equality of opportunity to all staff. 

How to apply:

Send the following documents to Ruth Oliver, Office Administrator,

Please note the Scottish Civic Trust operates a blind recruitment process to ensure fair hiring as far as possible. Accordingly, please remove any identifying details indicating gender, ethnicity and age from your CV and personal statement, and use your initials for identification purposes.

The application process will take the form of a short competency test - to be completed remotely - followed by an interview. Details of both will be shared with longlisted and shortlisted candidates as appropriate.