Communications & Administration Assistant - Scotland's International Development Alliance

Communications & Administration Assistant - Scotland's International Development Alliance

Location: Edinburgh           Hours: 21 hours per week          Salary: £15,703 FTE, pro-rata

With more than one hundred member organisations, Scotland’s International Development Alliance is the membership body for everyone committed to creating a fairer world, free from poverty, injustice and environmental threats. Our work facilitates connections across the international development sector to improve impact and effectiveness. Our network has a uniquely global reach, with members working in more than 140 countries with a wide range of specialisms.

Role and Responsibilities

To support Scotland’s International Development Alliance in developing and maintaining its outward facing communications with member organisations, other actors within the international development sector and the wider public. To assist with administering internal monitoring and evaluation systems, and support the team in the delivery of their work with member organisations, aimed at strengthening the effectiveness and impact of the international development sector in Scotland.


  • Maintain and increase social media activity for the Alliance;
  • Identify and publicise members’ events, vacancies, and campaigns;
  • Collate and write web content for online dissemination of funding opportunities and relevant news items;
  • Provide social media support before and during Alliance events;
  • Support development of reporting systems for The Alliance’s social media platforms;
  • Support production of the monthly newsletter;
  • Support production of the annual impact report;
  • Expand The Alliance’s image bank for use on social media, website, and printed materials.

Events Administration:

  • Support the organisation and administration of Alliance events and training programmes;
  • Assist with documenting and follow up of training and events programmes.

General Administration:

  • Assist with the administration and maintenance of Alliance information databases;
  • Assist with maintenance of Customer Relations Management database and the consultants directory;
  • Assist with responding to enquiries from members, key stakeholders and general public;
  • Support all members of the team as required to ensure the smooth running of all Alliance activities.

Person Specification

Knowledge and experience:

  • Educated to degree level
  • Knowledge of international development and / or a demonstrated interest in international development
  • Experience using online communications tools and social media
  • Experience of general office administration
  • Experience of working or volunteering in a charity (desirable)
  • Experience of organising events (desirable)


  • Ability to work to a high level of accuracy with good attention to detail
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to use social media platforms in a professional context
  • Ability to write web content
  • Sound IT skills, use of all Microsoft packages, including Excel
  • Ability to work on own initiative in support of team objectives

Personal Attributes:

  • Ability to work to deadlines
  • Enthusiastic and self-motivated
  • A good team member, able to work positively with others

How to Apply

To apply, please complete the application form and the equality monitoring form (listed below) and return them by email to
CVs will not be accepted. All applicants will be asked to provide evidence of their right to work in the UK.
We are an equal opportunities employer. Office hours are 9am – 5pm, with some flexibility to fit part-time hours around other commitments of post-holder.

Closing date: Friday 5th January 2018, 5pm
Interviews to be held on Wednesday 24th January at Hayweight House in Edinburgh.
Starting date: Feb / March 2018

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