Reporter/Researcher - Health and Social Care Policy in Scotland

Home Based in Scotland     Closing date: Monday 22 April

Part Time Flexible, approximately 20 hours per week; salary £25,000 to £30,000 pa pro-rata



We are looking for someone to join the team behind, a fast growing news and information channel for Scotland's health and social care sector. We provide a single platform for reporting on what's happening, sharing ideas and providing information about the organisations and people delivering health and care across Scotland.

Healthcare News Scotland Limited was founded in 2018 by the team at health communications consultancy Ettrickburn Limited and, while now operating as a separate entity, continues to provide research services to Ettrickburn.


The job

As a reporter, you will be working as part of a small team, led by Sarah Nimmo, to provide daily news coverage for the website and an email news service, to write briefings and arrange for the personal views of people delivering health and care in Scotland to be heard through our commentary channel. From time to time you will be asked to attend events and conferences, and to conduct interviews. You will play a role in ensuring that our social media channels are kept up to date and help develop our planned podcast service.

The news service’s publisher is John Macgill, director of both Healthcare News Scotland and Ettrickburn, an experienced journalist who has overall editorial responsibility for the service.

The researcher part of the role will require you to help compile policy updates, sub-contracted by Ettrickburn, and develop and deliver commissioned research projects, meetings and events.


Hours, terms and conditions

Our main interest is in getting the right person for this job and we can be flexible in our approach. We envisage offering this as a part-time post for 20 hours a week. You will be home based with some travel within Scotland, including one face to face team meeting per month. This is a permanent position on satisfactory completion of a six month probationary period.


The person

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How to apply

Please send an email with i) your CV, ii) two examples of your work (or links to them), and iii) a covering letter to

Your cover letter should be no longer than one page of A4 explaining why this job is for you.

In your email, tell us how much you think we should be paying you for 20 hours a week based on your skills and experience. We will contact all applicants within two weeks of the closing date.