Edible Estates Recruting Social Media Intern

Edible Estates are looking to recruit a Communications and Social Media Intern via Inclusion Scotland as part of the national Disability Internship Programme “We Can Work” to help get the message out about their work in the South West of Edinburgh.

The post is fixed term for 420 hours, 17.5 hours per week for 24 weeks, with a salary of  £9.50 per hour The “We Can Work” programme aims to give disabled people a career boost in the area they want to work in.

Main duties and tasks: 

Liaison With Project Staff 

The majority of first-hand content will be generated by project staff, including news/information/events items and images.  It will be the intern’s role to liaise with project staff to co-ordinate and support this function, to ensure regular and high quality communication of Edible Estates work. This will include review of social media posts to identify opportunities for training and support to raise the quality of content in terms of text and images.  

Publish Content 

As required, prepare content for website and social media platforms.  Cross post content generated by project staff between social media channels. Edit video shorts using content from project staff. Compile and publish a monthly newsletter through Mailchimp or similar app.   

SWEE Media Resources 

SWEE has an extensive photographic and catalogue on Apple iCloud/Photos and on its Youtube account.  The intern will work with the Director to review, rationalise and catalogue these resources such that images are easily accessible. Liaise with project staff to ensure they maintain quality and correct cataloging of media. 

Engagement With Users 

Engage with users on social media, answering questions or fielding them to project staff. 

Press Releases 

Prepare press releases to print and other media to raise the profile of Edible Estates and its projects. 


Our intern roles are tailored to individual requirements so please tell us if there are any areas of Communication & Social Media you would like to focus on – there’s always loads to do so we’ll do our best to accommodate you! Regular supervision and support sessions will be available with the Community Engagement Officer.  

Additional Information 

If you would like to discuss this opportunity with the employer prior to submitting your application, please contact: Greig Robertson, Director at greig@swee.org.uk 

Completed applications to be forwarded by 10am on Monday 7 June to Kayleigh O’Neill: 
By email: interns@inclusionscotland.org   

To read the full job advertisement or download an application pack visit the Inclusion Scotland website.

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