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Working with Architecture and Design Scotland

Buildings and places have a huge influence on the quality of our lives and our wellbeing.

We know from experience that a place is better when the people who live there work together to shape it. The Place Principle, adopted by the Scottish Government in 2019, asks agencies in a place to collaborate to create a shared vision for its future.

If you join Architecture and Design Scotland, you will get to meet an extraordinary group of talented and committed people who work to ensure we fulfil our objectives. If you are inspired to help to create Scotland’s places and you have a passion to clearly communicate the benefits of this approach, we would love to hear from you.

Our values

Architecture and Design Scotland is here to help people. We can only do this by using the talent, energy and skills of our staff and our shared values.

Explore our values here 

Vacancy: Communications Manager (1-year, fixed term covering a career break)

Full-time (35 hours/week)

Do you thrive in a fast-paced environment and have a passion for strategic communications? Are you a confident and creative leader with a proven track record of media engagement? Are you inspired by design, architecture and Scotland’s places? If so, we want to hear from you! We are looking for an experienced Communications Manager to join us on a one-year fixed-term contract covering a career break.

In this role, you will play a pivotal role in raising the profile of our organisation. You will lead a dedicated Outreach Team, developing and implementing strategic communications plans to engage key audiences, including the public, through effective press and media engagement and campaigns. In 2025 Architecture and Design Scotland will celebrate its 20th anniversary and we are planning a public campaign to highlight our achievements to date.  

The successful candidate will be confident in leading a team and will be able to provide communications advice to the whole organisation. 

The Communications Manager also works closely with colleagues from a range of professional backgrounds including architecture, landscape architecture, design and planning, and you will work with the teams to gather examples and to support the sharing evidence and learning.  

Click the link below to download the full role description and more information on how to apply. 

Key dates

  • 13 June  - Application deadline 
  • w/c 25 June - interviews 
  • w/c 26 August - Proposed start date  (To allow 1 week for handover) 

Application forms

To apply for a role with Architecture and Design Scotland you must use our application form, as well as providing an Ethnic monitoring form.

Please make sure that you have read the individual recruitment packs to find out what other information you need to supply.

Application form (Word document) - click here 

Ethnic monitoring form (Word document) - click here 

For any questions please email 

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