Communications Officer Edinburgh

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Communications Officer (3 Month FTC) – Edinburgh


Location: Edinburgh
Working hours: 35 per week
Remuneration: £23,517 - £27,417
Closing Date: 22nd November 2021 noon
Reference: 117

About the Role

Hanover has been successfully housing and supporting people in Scotland for over 40 years. Our core purpose is to help people feel safe and secure at home so they can live full and independent lives.

Hanover continues to innovate and adapt to the challenges of tomorrow with personal protective equipment available, sustainable ICT systems, and control measures in place for the managed delivery of our services.

The Communications Officer is responsible to the Communications Manager for supporting the effective delivery of the Communications and Marketing functions at Hanover.  This role includes the delivery of video content for all audiences and on our internal engagement activities.

Main Responsibilities


  • Deliver core communication and marketing activities for Hanover
  • Manage the delivery of a range of planned and ad-hoc projects and support the continuous improvement of communication.
  • Develop innovative ways of delivering an effective Communications service.

Design, copywriting and film production

  • Basic video production service for Hanover including planning, filming, and editing video content for use both internally and externally.
  • Be part of Hanover’s design and editing service to support colleagues and provide a variety of publications.

Internal Engagement

  • Produce Hanover’s regular internal engagement publications including our monthly e-mail bulletin, regular performance updates.
  • Undertake the organisation of official events for the organisation, including the AGM and opening ceremonies for new developments.

About You


  • Demonstrable experience of copywriting.
  • A working knowledge of Adobe Creative Cloud with a focus on the use of InDesign and Premiere Pro
  • Strong ICT Skills including the use of MS Office – Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint.
  • Strong organisational skills are a must for this role.
  • Creative and solution orientated mindset with a commitment to service quality.
  • Demonstratable ability to work in a collaborative manner.
  • Experience with working on video projects.


  • Knowledge of social media channels
  • An understanding of the public sector environment
  • Knowledge of housing / care / telecare sectors
  • Knowledge of WordPress website management
  • Microsoft SharePoint
  • Communications qualification

What We Are Offering

Hanover is accredited with The Silver Investors in People Award. Aside from offering a supportive and friendly environment where our people are valued and appreciated, we’ll see that your hard work and drive to succeed are rewarded:

  • Ongoing ‘on-the-job’ training and Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Employee Counselling Service
  • Family friendly policies
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Employee Protection Protocols

Hanover is an equal opportunity and disability confident employer.

Hanover (Scotland) Housing Association Ltd

Scottish Charity no: SC 014738

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