Media and Communications Volunteer

Scottish Mountain Rescue are seeking a Media and Communications Volunteer to join their team.

Based: Home based within the central belt of Scotland or based from our office in Glenmore Lodge, Aviemore

Hours: 6 – 14 per week (Monday to Friday during normal office hours with occasional duties outside of that)

About the role:

This is a very exciting time for Scottish Mountain Rescue as we develop our marketing and communications activities

We’re seeking an enthusiastic and skilled volunteer with an interest in mountain rescue to support our team with our press, communication and digital activities.

 What we are looking for:

  • Interest in helping Scottish Mountain Rescue to meet its aims
  • Good organisational skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and use own initiative
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • High level of computer literacy including word processing, databases, e-mail and internet
  • Experience of working or studying in PR, marketing or communications sector
  • Knowledge and understanding of the principles of PR, marketing and communications


  • Knowledge of mountain rescue and an interest in the work of the teams
  • Film production and editing skills

Typical tasks:

  • Supporting the Exec and Head of Development to produce a communications plan and strategy
  • Monitoring the media for articles and press relating to Scottish Mountain Rescue and our member teams and other articles relating to our work
  • Interviewing team members and speaking to teams to gather content for Scottish Mountain Rescue communications work
  • Writing, editing and proof-reading articles for publication in Scottish Mountaineer, MREW Magazine, Army Mountaineer, and Ramblers Magazine
  • Writing press releases, editorials, Q&A Features and other media related copy
  • Generating content for Scottish Mountain Rescue social media channels
  • Providing marketing support for events and fundraising activities
  • Keeping records of communications activities up to date
  • Supporting Scottish Mountain Rescue to develop relationships with journalists and other organisations
  • Supporting the Head of Development to create a new e-newsletter for supporters, and compiling the content for each edition of this.
  • Providing news articles to help keep the news area of the website up to date
  • Producing and editing film content for use on the website/ social media

What we can offer:

  • Exposure to how media, digital operates and how communication strategies are developed
  • Structured induction to the work of Scottish Mountain Rescue
  • Full support from the Head of Development and Scottish Mountain Rescue staff team.
  • Development of personal skills including media and communications skills
  • Opportunities to attend Scottish Mountain Rescue events
  • Reasonable travel and meal expenses
  • A chance to be part of the wider Scottish Mountain Rescue team
  • An opportunity to be part of shaping the future marketing and communications of Scottish Mountain Rescue

Reporting to:

Head of Development, with additional support from the General Manager and Administrator

How to apply:

Please send a CV with an explanation of why you are interesting in the position to Elsie Riley, Head of Development,


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Scottish Mountain Rescue, formerly known as The Mountain Rescue Committee of Scotland, is a registered Scottish Charity – number SC045003