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Scottish Fire and Rescue Service Headquarters Westburn Drive Cambuslang, G72 7NA
£40,892 - £44,006 per year
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Full Time
35 hours per week
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The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service would like to invite applications for the post of Digital Content Editor based at SFRS Headquarters, Cambuslang.


The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) exists to keep the people of Scotland safe. How we communicate with the public is a key pillar of achieving this goal.


We currently have an exciting opportunity within our Communications and Engagement department for a creative, experienced and highly organised digital communications professional to join the team as a Digital Content Editor. This is a new post created to shape and drive forward the SFRS’ digital presence.


This is a full time post however applications from individuals seeking to work on a part time, job share or flexible working basis would be considered.

Working closely with colleagues across the Communications and Engagement team, wider service and external stakeholders, you will lead and be the first point of contact on the development, creation, management and support for our website, social media channels, and other digital platforms such as staff intranet.


You will be experienced in creating and overseeing the development of engaging, informative and insightful content, with a keen eye for how to best communicate across digital channels to broad and diverse audiences. With excellent organisational and time management skills and the ability to prioritise a busy workload under pressure, you will also have an in-depth knowledge of digital content management and in developing a content management strategy. A working knowledge of web development and support would be desirable.


Essential Criteria

Educated to degree level In a relevant field or with equivalent experience in corporate or digital communication, digital marketing or a related role

Experience of producing digital communications through different channels and formats

Awareness of media law issues, FOI, GDPR and the general political landscape as well as a knowledge of the National Standards of Community Engagement

Awareness and knowledge of Web Content and Accessibility Standards (WCAS)

Experience of working with content management systems, HTML, cascading style sheets (CSS) and associated languages

Knowledge and understanding of SEO

Knowledge and understanding of web analytic tools, such as Google Analytics 4

Ability to work with tact, discretion and diplomacy and deal with matters of a sensitive and/or highly confidential nature

Excellent written communication skills, including the ability to write and edit accurately, high quality copy and other forms of correspondence bespoke to the recipient or audience


Experience of devising and implementing accurate written communication strategies in relation to ongoing or planned incidents/events or operations and also in relation to key organisational events, operations and change management

Excellent interpersonal and verbal communication skills, including a confident manner in dealing with a wide range of people including at a senior manager level as well as stakeholders

Flexible, adaptable and organised approach to work, with the ability to prioritise under pressure and meet tight deadlines, exercise initiative and work independently as appropriate.

Desirable Criteria

Professional qualification in communications, digital marketing or a related subject

Professional qualification in web development or a related subject

Experience in line management in a professional environment

Good knowledge of publication processes, including planning and digital publishing and visual/design aptitude.

Knowledge of MS Office / 365 applications

Knowledge and experience of video production and editing, with demonstrable understanding of relevant technology and software

Full details of the role and our recruitment process can be found in the attached information pack. 

Salary on appointment will normally be at the lower salary point, with progression subject to regular review - in line with the SFRS performance appraisal arrangements.  A higher salary placing will be considered in exceptional circumstances subject to experience demonstrated.

This post is also subject to the provision of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exclusions and Exemptions) Scotland Order 2013. Therefore, the successful candidate's will be subject to a Standard Disclosure record check through Disclosure Scotland.

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service is an Equal Opportunities employer and encourage applications from all sectors of the community. In addition, we are committed to being a “Disability Confident Employer” and will ensure that all applicants who meet the essential criteria for the role are invited for interview.

If you would like to apply in a different format, please email People Services at

Please note, a fully completed application form must be submitted as SFRS do not accept CVs in support of applications for employment.

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  • Happy to Talk Flexible Working
  • Scottish Living Wage
  • Carer Positive Employer in Scotland - Engaged