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Director of communications & external affairs – QMS

By 7th July 2023September 18th, 2023No Comments

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Are you passionate about red meat from Scotland? Do you have experience working in communications or public affairs?

If you have answered ‘yes’, then Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) has the role for you!

QMS is the Scottish Red Meat Levy body. We work with the Scottish red meat industry to support, protect, promote and develop the people and products that make up the Scottish red meat sector.

We have an exciting role in our Communications & External Affairs department as Director of Communications & External Affairs, who will lead QMS’s work in communicating the benefits of red meat as part of a sustainable Scotland and the work that QMS and the wider Scottish red meat supply chain play in supporting the Scottish economy.

As Director of Communications & External Affairs at QMS, no two working days will be the same. One day you could be working with politicians in Holyrood, the next, working on an engagement strategy for our farmer levy payers. You will be supported by our Communications & External Affairs department, and other members of the wider QMS team.

This role is a permanent and full time, however, we are focused on getting the right candidate, so flexible working patterns could be considered. Our office is based in the outskirts of Edinburgh, however there is also a great deal of flexibility on location.

We offer a comprehensive remuneration and reward package, including a competitive salary, 25 days holidays plus statutory holidays, company maternity policy and 10% employer pension contribution.

Salary/Benefits – (Salary band 9) with a permanent salary of £76,385 plus a temporary cost of living £2,292 per annum plus 10% company pension contribution, enhanced sickness and maternity pay schemes, death in service benefit and 36 days holiday per year, including statutory holidays.

Full job description available upon request

To apply for this role:

Please submit your CV along with a covering letter stating why you believe you are a suitable candidate for the role.


Closing date for applications is 5pm on Thursday 27th  July, 2023.