How we get there is what changes year on year. As we continue to grow our brand reputation and the capability of our firm, we are using technology more than ever before to streamline our processes, allowing us to focus more on advisory services to our clients. We are in an advisory centric market, where the role of the traditional accountant has changed dramatically, and we need to keep up with that fast pace of change.
While the last twelve months have been challenging for us all, they have given us a chance to reflect, take stock and restructure some parts of our business. This restructure has enabled us to be more collaborative as one firm, and as a result, we are looking towards the future stronger than ever.
At Johnston Carmichael, we celebrate, nurture and develop individuality. It’s what makes us different.
Yes, we all want what’s best for our clients – and as Scotland’s largest independent firm of Chartered Accountants and Trusted Advisers, we must be doing something right.
But we also want what’s best for each other. So we train. We coach. We mentor. And we all grow.
Driving our clients, ourselves and our profession forward through constant innovation, creative thinking and positive change.
We are a progressive and dynamic business that inspires leaders and future leaders to drive their ideas forward.
We are tenacious and persevere to make the right decision for our clients and ourselves.
We get under the skin of our clients’ businesses by listening more, talking less and understanding their situation in its entirety.
To be the firm of choice in all our markets, we need to continue to invest heavily in our digital offering and this new hire will be integral to this deliverable.
Working with some of our key stakeholders, the successful candidate will be managing all of our digital campaigns – helping us to drive brand awareness and engagement in our target markets.
If you live and breathe digital marketing, then this job is for you.
We are looking for a Digital Marketing Manager to develop, implement, track and optimise our digital marketing campaigns across all digital channels.
You should have a strong grasp of current marketing tools and strategies and be able to lead integrated digital marketing campaigns from concept to execution.
The successful candidate will be responsible for:
With our flexi time policy, you have the opportunity to flex your start/end times along with banking additional hours worked; taking it back as leave at a later stage.
We’ll help you grow in your own way, offering generous study leave when you need to focus on your professional qualifications.
Get a bike to work with our scheme in conjunction with Halfords and do your bit to reduce your environmental impact by cycling to work.
Get involved in the social committee and you could be organising events for the whole office to enjoy. Recent highlights include a night at the races!
We’ve got a generous life assurance policy in place, so you can trust that your family will be free of financial worries should the worst happen.
Join the CSR committee in your office and you can help to make a real difference, raising funds for local causes and supporting the communities in which we live and work.
We offer enhanced maternity and paternity policies so you can focus on what’s important, spending time with your family.
You have access to a free Employee Assistance Programme, providing support 24/7 on a range of issues including lifestyle, financial and relationships. Face to face counselling is also available.
As well as working in close collaboration with our clients, and the online marketplaces, we are active members of groups that have been established to combat illicit trade. These include the Scottish Anti-Illicit Trade Group, the European Intellectual Property Office, The Scottish Business Resilience Centre, the Anti-Counterfeiting Group, and the China Britain Business Council. Members of our senior management sit on the boards of ACID (Anti-Copying in Design), the Scottish Ministerial Trade Board, and the European Union Intellectual Property Office’s Observatory Panel for SMEs, amongst others.
Each team member nominates good causes or charities that are supported on both an individual and corporate basis. Wherever possible, we support the employee’s involvement whether through time or fundraising events.
We’re a passionate and professional team who thrive in issue-rich environment and we’re looking to add a Communication Lead to our fast-growing team. You’ll be a trusted advisor to clients across several sectors in all aspects of communication, external affairs, marketing and issues management. Coming from an agency or consultancy environment, at Account Director level or above, you’ll report directly to the Managing Director and be responsible for a small and busy multi-disciplinary team. You’ll have first-class project management skills, be solutions-driven and excellent commercial acumen too. Alongside the senior team, you’ll work to drive the strategic growth of Aspect.
Your core duties will include:
You’ll be a skilled communicator, interested and knowledgeable about the key issues shaping the external environment. In addition, to be considered for this role, you must be able to demonstrate:
We deliver purpose-driven work from an extremely welcoming environment near the City Centre. We actively encourage the responsible use of resources, from using public transport to reuse, recycling, and, of course, a minimal impact office environment. We have benefited from the advice of the Energy Saving Trust and Resource Efficient Scotland. Our waste contractor also provides us with a monthly report on volumes and types of material and the carbon emissions avoided through recycling.
Over 80% of our employees can walk or cycle to The Lair and, pre-pandemic, 10% were using public transport as their normal daily commuting mode. Without doubt, online meetings will replace considerable miles, going forward, saving resources, time and energy. Where possible, when possible, the train remains our preferred option.
We’re a passionate and professional team who thrive in issue-rich environment and we’re looking for Senior Communication Advisors, Communications Advisors and Communications Executives to join their fast-growing team.
You’ll have previous agency experience at Senior Account Manager or Account Manager level and be passionate about delivering excellent results for clients. You might be a specialist in PR and media relations who produces compelling editorial content across a range of topics and sectors or you might be a public affairs expert who understands the policy landscape and helps clients build influential relationships. Whatever your specialism, you’ll be an excellent writer, full of creative ideas, with proven client management experience and the ability to provide expert advice our clients.
Your key duties will include:
In addition, to be considered for this role, you must be able to demonstrate:
Our aim is to combat illicit online trade by identifying and removing counterfeits for sale. Counterfeits not only damage brands, their reputations, and revenues, but can cause significant harm to the end customer – whether as a fake toy or a fake medicine – and the consequences can be life threatening.
Counterfeiting is a significant economic and social issue.
The OECD reports that counterfeit and fake goods make up more than 3.3% of the world’s global trade. Those involved in the trade of counterfeits have been linked to people trafficking, prostitution, and drug dealing.
As such, reducing illicit trade is about much more than brand protection but also about human rights, safety, and social equity.
And this is what we do, every day.
Our people are our most important asset, and their mental well-being and happiness are core to our success. We love our diverse workforce, actively embrace flexible working (even pre-pandemic!) and encourage a healthy work-life balance. We have been recognised as one of the most diverse SME workplaces in the UK and are holders of the Scottish Business Pledge which exists to promote a fairer Scotland. We have also just been included in the 2021 Culture Leaders Top 25 – an accolade of which we are very proud!
We are a fully inclusive and nurturing employer and, despite being in tech, the majority of our team are women, leading to accolades in the Computing Magazine Women in IT Awards and the Amazon Growing Business Awards. We currently represent 15 nationalities and speak 20 languages. Age is no barrier, and we recruit for attitude, providing and encouraging appropriate learning and training for each and every role.
We are also proud members of IP Inclusive, a network of professionals working to make the intellectual property industry more diverse.