Head of Corporate Affairs and Communications – Scottish FA

March 3, 2017

Location: Glasgow, Scotland

Closing Date: March 3, 2017

Overall Purpose of Job:

To control, cultivate and promote the reputation of the Scottish FA and drive its strategic vision and objects across the spectrum of Scottish football stakeholders, both internal and external


Main Duties and Responsibilities

To implement and lead a proactive communication strategy across all areas of the business

To provide strategic guidance to the Chief Executive, President and Boards in all aspects of the Scottish FA’s remit as the national game’s governing body.

To be an effective member of the Senior Management Team.

To work closely with national and local government and relevant agencies to facilitate discussions and drive results in key social and political agenda items

To take responsibility for effective communications and management of Congress and Convention

To manage Media Officer requirements for all National Teams

To ensure effective and consistent communications using all web, digital and PR platforms

To manage all Scottish FA strategic publications, including Scotland United, Handbook and Annual Review

To become a trusted spokesperson for all key corporate affairs

To manage an effective and  proactive Communications Department

Person Specification




Knowledge & Experience

Previous experience of working with all aspects of the media in a high profile role You will probably have a background in the media, excellent communication and interpersonal skills coupled with an approachable and receptive style to managing people and challenges

Experience of using new technologies to communicate key messages, and be able to demonstrate an enthusiasm for, and an interest in football.

Previous experience of managing people

Proven record of working at all levels within complex organisations



Qualifications & Training

Educated to Degree level or equivalent professional qualification

Continuous professional development and experience in this role




•             Understands issues quickly and explains them clearly and succinctly

Strong IT skills with the ability to manipulate and present complex data in an intelligent manner to non-experts.

A calm and logical approach to work with an ability to deliver under pressure.

Conversational level in one main European language would be helpful



Problem solving & analytical skills

Personal integrity and loyalty

High energy levels, drive and enthusiasm

Prioritises workload to achieve deadlines




Additional Related Requirements

current Driving Licence

The role holder will be expected to travel with the Scotland team both at home and abroad therefore an ability to work out with normal working hours, and at weekends is essential.







How to apply: visit http://www.jumpinsport.com/jobs/head-of-corporate-affairs-communications-scottish-fa-947