Job Opportunity – Comms Officer (Part Time) [Filled]

Connecting Threads are recruiting a part time River Messenger (Communications Officer)

We are looking for a proactive and enthusiastic individual, with a background in communications and public relations and a keen interest in cultural and environmental issues, to deliver this post.
The River Messenger is part of a creative team working to share, communicate, promote and document the Connecting Threads project and its activities with our audiences, funders, partners and the wider public.

Job Details:

Salary: £28,000-£30,000 pa fte (pro rata £16,800-£18,000 pa)
Weekly Hours: 22.5 hours per week (equivalent to three days) to be worked flexibly
Location: This role will involve working in person at the Southern Uplands Partnership Offices, Studio 2, Lindean Mill, Galashiels, TD1 3PE as well as on location at events across the River Tweed catchment. Additionally, some administration work may be done from home.

Contract period: This is a fixed-term contract from January 2024 to June 2027, subject to funding and a satisfactory probationary period

How to apply:

An application pack including the job description and person specification (PDF), application form (WORD) and Connecting Threads project handbook can be downloaded here.

Application deadline: 9am on Monday 30 October 2023

We are able to accept applications in alternative formats. If you have any form of access needs, please do not hesitate to contact to discuss your requirements.

Applicants are advised to read the project Handbook prior to applying.

Informal enquiries about the post can be made to Rachel Hunter, River Culture Curator at

Interviews will be held on Monday 6 November at the Southern Uplands Partnership offices at Lindean Mill. Interviewees will be asked to complete a task as part of the interview process.

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