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Our vision always remains a constant -
to be the firm of choice in all our markets.

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.

Johnston Carmichael is a place to be yourself, not a number.

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.

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Our culture is driven by our core values.

Remaining relevant

Driving our clients, ourselves and our profession forward through constant innovation, creative thinking and positive change.

Leading our future

We are a progressive and dynamic business that inspires leaders and future leaders to drive their ideas forward.

Doing the right thing

We are tenacious and persevere to make the right decision for our clients and ourselves.

Standing in other people’s shoes

We get under the skin of our clients’ businesses by listening more, talking less and understanding their situation in its entirety.

In search of sharp minds...

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.

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Digital Marketing Manager

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:

  • Assisting the Marketing Partner/Marketing Senior Manager with setting digital priorities for the function, brainstorming new and creative growth strategies
  • Overseeing digital project budgets
  • Coaching other members of the team
  • Managing and collaborating with any external agencies – web development, etc.
  • Planning and executing all digital marketing, including SEO/SEM, marketing database, email, social media and display advertising campaigns in conjunction with digital agency support and other marketing team members, ensuring brand guidelines are adhered to
  • Planning, building and maintaining our social media presence
  • Measuring and reporting on performance of all digital marketing campaigns, and assessing against goals (ROI and KPIs)
  • Identifying trends and insights and optimising spend and performance based on the insights
  • Planning, executing, and measuring experiments and conversion tests
  • Collaborating with internal teams and external agencies to create landing pages and optimise user experience
  • Utilising strong analytical ability to evaluate end-to-end customer experience across multiple channels and customer touch points
  • Evaluating emerging technologies – providing thought leadership and perspective for adoption where appropriate
  • Ensuring the team are following correct policies and best practice procedures

Essential Qualifications/Experience:

  • Previous experience working in a similar position
    Proven working experience in digital marketing, Ideally a minimum of 2-3 years
  • Proven working experience in digital marketing
  • Up-to-date with the latest trends and best practices in online marketing and measurement
  • Strong analytical skills and data-driven thinking
  • Demonstrable experience leading and managing SEO/SEM, marketing databases, email, social media and/or display advertising campaigns
  • Highly creative with experience in identifying target audiences and devising digital campaigns that engage, inform and motivate
  • Experience in optimising landing pages
  • Solid knowledge of website analytics tools (e.g. Google Analytics, etc.)
  • Working knowledge of ad serving tools
  • Experience working with agencies on the set up and management of PPC campaigns across platforms
  • Experience writing copy for the web, in particular blogs
  • Experience showing clear ROI and analysis of campaigns through digital reporting experience
Benefits of working at Johnston Carmichael

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.

Contact us or apply here.

Does this grab your interest? To find out more about this exciting opportunity please contact Denholm Associates today.

We would love to hear from you.

Kerry McFarlane

SCOTT CAITHNESS

SENIOR CONSULTANT - MARKETING

Scott started his career working for one of the leading Advertising & Comms agencies in Edinburgh where he spent 7 years before moving in to recruitment in 2011. As such, he is well-networked in the Marketing & Comms space across Scotland. With a friendly and consultative approach, Scott is genuinely passionate about providing a positive journey to both candidates and clients alike and believes communication plays a big part in this.  A “thinking-outside-the-box recruiter”, he is known for helping candidates portray the best version of themselves and helping clients find talent for those hard to fill roles.

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Communication Lead

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:

  • Working with the MD to develop and deliver growth strategies 
  • Attracting and retaining profitable clients across a range of sectors 
  • Leading the creation and execution of strategic communication programmes
  • Inspiring, leading and developing multi-disciplinary teams
  • Developing strong relationships with clients, colleagues and associates
  • Producing high quality pitches and proposals to secure new business 
  • Curating, nurturing and managing a team of talented associates.

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:

  • 7+ years of senior leadership experience within an agency or consultancy
  • Experience in Energy, Renewables, Financial Services or Life Sciences would be very desirable
  • Outstanding writing skills and the ability to engage and excite an audience
  • An impressive track record of client attraction, retention and growth 
  • The ability to thrive fast-paced environment managing multiple projects simultaneously
  • Strong influencing and leadership skills to motivate and inspire those around you
  • Excellent planning, evaluation and project management skills
  • To develop new processes, systems and ways of working to drive performance

Communication Advisors

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:

  • Supporting the key account lead with day-to-day client liaison, providing strategic counsel on day-to-day account matters when required
  • Active involvement in planning and delivering global PR, marketing and digital campaigns
  • Managing content programmes, including mapping out content themes, spotting industry trends and story angles, writing copy when required which may include opinion articles, web and social
  • Building strong media relationships, creating pitches based on your story ideas and delivering content in-to suit the client’s target media and securing opportunities
  • Planning and running client’s social media programmes, and management of their channels
  • Continuously identifying opportunities to grow brand awareness and profile our client’s businesses within their target sector through events, webinars, thought leadership
  • Producing comprehensive and timely reports on client activity 
  • Supporting in the development of client proposals to help grow or win parts of the business


In addition, to be considered for this role, you must be able to demonstrate:

  • Proven background in account handling and direct client liaison – 4 years’ minimum
  • Experience in an agency setting focusing on B2B communication or PR
  • Strong communications skills, verbal and written
  • A background in delivering creative, digitally led B2B communications such as LinkedIn campaigns
  • An innate understanding of earned media, with the ability to create stories and generate coverage across traditional media, digital and social
  • Experience working on content management programmes, with an awareness of the changing way business audiences consume information and an appreciation of search, paid and wider customer marketing activity, and how it all fits together
  • A history of working with clients in a variety of sectors is welcomed but experience in the tech and energy industries is advantageous.

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ANDY MACEWAN

HEAD OF TECHNOLOGY, CHANGE & TRANSFORMATION

Andy has been recruiting in Technology, Change & Transformation since 2001. Delivering tailored resource solutions as trusted advisor to clients ranging from start-ups through to global blue-chip organisations across contract, permanent, fixed term, and managed service/statement of work solutions. He has experience providing candidates for Helpdesk through to CIO and takes great pride in providing excellent customer service and ensuring each candidate journey is a positive one. An expert in his market he can provide guidance across current market trends.

Our Purpose

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

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.

Our Environment

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. 

Our Community

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.

ANGELA MCCANN

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR

Having worked in the recruitment industry since 2000, Angela brings a wealth of experience as a Recruitment Professional and a proven track record of delivering a high-quality search and selection service to both public and private companies in the UK and internationally. Angela believes in a partnership approach to recruitment, ensuring a detailed understanding of employer/jobseeker requirements and delivering a bespoke service underpinned by professionalism, pragmatism and strong market knowledge.

JAMES BLYTH

HEAD OF MANUFACTURING & ENGINEERING

James has a decade of experience within the FMCG sector where he has partnered with a wide range of businesses placing key appointments at all levels including Director/ Board level. Driving growth across our Manufacturing & Engineering function, James specialises in Production, Operations, Engineering, Quality, HSE, Technical, NPD and Supply Chain. With his passion and expertise in these areas, James supports candidates and clients by working closely to understand their needs and wants providing exceptional service.

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