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160 Dundee Street

0131 317 7227


Events and Communications Coordinator

Edinburgh | Blackwood
£26,397 - £28,538

Closing date

5th December 2021, at Close of business

Salary and Employment Details

Job reference – 85/21

2 Year Fixed Term contract

Salary – £26,397 - £28,538

Location – Temporarily Remote (Head Office, Edinburgh)

Job Description

Blackwood are on the lookout for an experienced Events and Communications Co-Ordinator to work with our Peoplehood project team on community events over the life of the programme and to plan and deliver our 50th Anniversary celebrations. The Events and Communications Co-Ordinator will also assist our Volunteer Co-ordinator to recruit and retain volunteers to support the programmes.

About You

It is essential that you have experience in Marketing or Communications, planning and delivering events and ideally you will have experience of working in a public, third sector or voluntary sector organisation. The successful candidate will be comfortable working and communicating with people of all levels both internal and external. You will be educated to degree level or have other qualifications with relevant experience. Project Management skills and proficiency in Microsoft Office packages are also a must as well as good written and verbal communication skills. We are looking for individuals who are highly organised and able to work under pressure. An ability to form relationships and to work in a team is also key.

Our Employee Benefits package

Our people are our greatest assets and we have been in awe of the fantastic work all our teams have continued to provide to our customers during the Covid-19 pandemic. As a result, we provide:

  • Fully paid induction and personal development opportunities

  • Company sick pay scheme on completion of probationary period

  • 34 days’ holiday per annum, pro rata for part-time hours

  • Company pension scheme and Death in Service Benefit

  • Flexible and family-friendly policy and procedures

  • Access to employee wellbeing support networks such as a 24/7 Employee Assistance Program, Mental Health First Aiders, Wellbeing Hub and employee engagement forum


In accordance with the new immigration rules, employers must hold a licence of sponsorship to recruit all overseas candidates who do not have the right to work in the UK. It is with regret that this role does not meet the current suitability requirements set by the UKVI to enable sponsorship of migrant workers. Therefore, we cannot progress applications from candidates who require sponsorship to work in the UK.

We ask that all applicants read the relevant Job Pack  Events and Communications Co-Ordinator I Job Pack final.pdf [pdf] 1MB Events and Communications Co-Ordinator I Job Pack final.pdf [pdf] 1MB before completing the application form/submitting a CV.

The successful candidate will be required to complete a Standard Disclosure/PVG check.

Blackwood is committed to diversity and inclusion and as an accredited Disability Confident Employer, we will interview all candidates with a disability who meet the minimum requirements for the post.  

Closing Date for Applications: Sunday 5 December 2021

Interviews will take place on: Tuesday 14 December

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