We’re Hiring. Come and work for us!

Our education role is expanding and we are recruiting on a fixed term contract in the first instance to help cover a busy period. There is the possibility that this post will become permanent.

Do you want to help save babies lives? Are you passionate to work in a role which makes a difference? Do you like meeting new people? Do you enjoy delivering education and presenting information in engaging ways? If so, we’d love to hear from you!


The role:

Education Officer   

35 hours / Monday – Friday.  Sessional hours/ part time may be considered

£29,000 WTE (pro rata for sessional hours / part time)

Fixed term for 6 months with possibility of permanent position.

Hybrid working between home and office base in Glasgow with travel across Scotland


The Scottish Cot Death Trust is Scotland’s only charity dedicated to supporting families devastated by the sudden and unexpected death of a child. The Trust also funds research and increases awareness of how to reduce risks through education for professionals and parents.

We seek to recruit a highly motivated, Education Officer to join our small, friendly team. You should be educated to degree level and be willing to travel throughout Scotland. You should possess excellent interpersonal skills and have specific expertise in communicating confidently and sensitively with people at all levels. In particular conveying complex but important messages in an engaging and effective manner. You should be able to work on your own initiative and have experience of managing your own time. This role requires experience in producing innovative education resources, delivering oral presentations, virtually and in person,  as well as written communication, confidence in using webinar style software, website content management and social media, in particular Facebook and Twitter.

This role is ideally suited to those from a clinical background although it may also appeal to those working in education or communications. A background in delivering successful projects and working with multiagency professionals is desirable as you will be solely responsible for delivery of sessions containing some complex messages. Facilitation of simulation scenarios will form part of your remit.

This is a rewarding role which you can develop to enhance the education remit of the charity. You will meet a variety of people from several agencies on a weekly basis and build important working relationships with multiple lead professionals across Scotland. By fulfilling your role you will be helping to prevent sudden infant deaths and ensuring that when they do happen those who need our help the most can benefit from it.

To apply, please email your CV and full supporting statement explaining your suitability for the role based on the job description and person specification.  Include contact details for two referees (who will only be contacted via telephone or email if you are the successful candidate).

Email contact@scottishcotdeathtrust.org  FAO Lynsay Allan, Executive Director.

Job description and person specification Education Officer Feb 2022

Please note applications submitted without a full support statement will not be considered.

Closing date: 5 pm Monday 21st February 2022.

Shortlist interview provisionally set for Wednesday 2nd March 2022