Contract Opportunity - Marketing and Communications


Freelance Marketing and Communications Contractor  

Developing the Young Workforce 

DYW (Developing the Young Person) Dumfries and Galloway Regional Group is run by a Board with the host organisation being Dumfries and Galloway Chamber of Commerce.  You would work with the DYW D&G Programme Director and supported by the 2 DYW D&G Programme Managers. 

The National Vision  

“ Build bridges between industry and education, play a pivotal role in transforming the approach to education and industry collaboration, and encourage companies to get back into the habit of employing young people.  


Supported by a national leadership group and a sustained communication campaign, the DYW Regional Groups should be resourced to facilitate and support business and education to form meaningful partnerships and be able to demonstrate meaningful impact.”  


Opportunity for an experienced marketing person, initially for 2 days per week for 12 weeks, to help set up the Marketing and Communications plan and develop and implement the foundations.  This will then be evaluated and reviewed with potential for ongoing maintenance and additional work on an ad hoc basis. 

Payment – Commensurate with experience. 


The Marketing and Communications Contractor will be responsible for - 

  • Creating and implementing a simple Marketing and Communications plan to ensure the DYW D&G brand, marketing and communications are presented professionally, effectively and ensuring maximum and positive exposure to D&G Employers, Young People, Educators and Parents 

  • Look at DYW D&G Brand Awareness, marketing and communications then advise, develop and support implementation for a strong foundation to build on 

  • Social Media – review and develop all appropriate media that will grow our followers, engage and retain them.  It will be necessary to analyse and provide short reports on  performance, habits and behaviour of visitors to constantly strive to test, learn and improve on our approach to help ensure the achievement of targets 

  • Website – Create and develop content with support from DYW Team, producing pages working with host organisation Dumfries and Galloway Chamber of Commerce - for Employers, Young People, Educators and Parents 

  • Design templates for Case Studies, then producing content and promoting appropriately. DYW D&G Team will support and identify case studies as well as providing some content. 

Please submit your CV to – Tricia Hunter, DYW D&G Programme Director – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .  Closing date - Friday 20 October 2017