Marketing Manager

Inspiring storytellers, this is for you!

Sir Walter Scott’s home at Abbotsford is where Scotland’s stories start. That may sound like a well rehearsed marketing line, but it really is true. Scott himself was the ultimate marketing genius too, so inspiration is all around us – all the material you could dream of to inspire people worldwide to visit.

If you are a creative, brand orientated, digitally and PR savvy marketing professional, and if you enjoy working with passionate people in beautiful surroundings, then look no further.

The Abbotsford Trust is a young charity, growing and evolving all the time.

We’re looking for somebody who can support us by expanding our reach into core and new audiences, launch new visitor experiences, and communicate our charitable message. We have a solid marketing strategy and all the tools you need in place, yet there’s plenty of room to make your mark.

You will be joining us during the 250th Walter Scott anniversary year, tailor made to play our part in Scotland’s Year of Stories 2022. As we bounce back from Covid we’ve plans for investing in new experiences for family audiences, whilst we bring back our established international and UK visitors.

Our trading encompasses historic house & garden admissions, luxury self catering, retail, a café, and public events. With busy teams also leading on important heritage restoration and care, estate paths and woodland, and a thriving volunteer and community programme, you’ll be the kind of person who thrives in a busy, vibrant organisation where collaboration and teamwork is essential to getting the job done.

You will be based at Abbotsford managing a small team, with home working and bringing your dog to work possible.

Salary starting from £26,000 pa depending on experience.

Application Process

For more details of the role, please download the Marketing Manager Job Specification

To apply, please download and complete the Application form. Candidates are asked to send the completed document, and if they wish an additional CV, to before 5pm on 6th December 2021. Interviews will be held week commencing 13th December 2021.

If you have any questions about the role, please email