PR Marketing Manager Computer
13 months
Start Date
4 September
End Date
30 September
Deadline for applications
Closed position
The PR & Marketing Manager manages the external communications of the Centre and takes responsibility for executing our marketing strategy while leading various PR-related projects. The PR & Marketing Manager also assists in the development of the Centre’s Communication plan and is responsible for the implementation of it. In addition, the PR & Marketing Manager organises representation of KISC at various national and international Scouting events. The work also includes the maintenance and improvement of the KISC website. If you understand marketing strategy and would like to share the magic of KISC through networking, we look forward to your application.
  • Needs to be at least 21 years old
  • Is a member of an Association recognised by WOSM/WAGGGS
  • Communicates in a high level of written and spoken English


  • Ability to work within an international team of volunteers
  • Relevant knowledge of marketing and public relations through studies or work experience
  • Computer literate, experience with editing/maintaining websites
  • Ability to work alone and organise work efficiently
  • At least an intermediate level in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and Indesign
  • Basic knowledge of social media metrics


  • Has previously been a member of the staff team at KISC
  • Communicates well in written and spoken German
  • Photography skills

Main tasks

  • Implement and maintain the Marketing Strategy of KISC
  • Operate & execute the Centre’s PR & Communication plan
  • Establish and maintain PR contacts on a local, national and international level within and outside Scouting
  • Review, develop and maintain all the Centre’s communications, including choice of material, consistency in the corporate image etc.
  • Maintain the KISC website
  • Organise KISC representation at external events
  • Manage and maintain the KISC Ambassadors’ Network
  • Control the PR & Marketing budget
  • Promote the KISC Association to guests
  • Supervise staff working on PR projects
  • Maintain the relationship with KISC Marketing Advisory Group

Other responsibilities

  • Ensure a high standard of guest service at all times
  • Deal with any  guest enquiries relating to the Centre
  • Run and develop staff training
  • Assist in other areas of the Centre where necessary
  • Involve in the execution of the Centre’s Operational Plan
  • Work and communicate effectively with all staff and guests


This position is a very independent one within the structure of the Centre, working very closely with the Director and with the KISC Committee.

Line manager

The line manager for this position is the Director. The PR & Marketing Manager will have weekly meetings with the line manager and PR & Marketing Assistant to cover operational matters, and also has regular one-on-one appraisals.

Team management

The PR & Marketing Manager will have regular contact with other members of the Long Term Staff team, and it is essential to build a good working relationship and honest communication with them.

Staff management

The PR & Marketing Manager is the line manager for the PR & Marketing Assistant. There is also a lot of project-oriented work that is done together with other members of the staff team as well as volunteers that are not present on site but representing KISC at events across the globe.



  • Accident Insurance (provided by the Centre): Everyone is insured for accidents, both work and non-work related over the duration of the contract.
  • Private Liability Insurance (provided by the Centre): This insurance covers any damage caused by any staff on an object or person.
  • Sickness Insurance (provided by the Centre): All LTS will get private sickness insurance if necessary. The deductible (amount each LTS has to cover per calendar year themselves) is, if nothing else mentioned, CHF 300.-. This insurance covers any treatment due to sickness.
  • Social Insurance according to the Swiss Law (provided by the Centre): Every LTS must have Social Insurance according to the Swiss regulations. This includes invalidity insurance, maternity leave and old-age and survivors' insurance (OASI). More information will be given during training.


  • A room in one of the shared flats in Kandersteg
  • All meals at the Centre, both while at work and on days off
  • 2 days off per week and 20 days of holidays
  • Pocket money starting from 400 CHF per month     
  • A Swiss Pass (discount card for transportation in Switzerland)
  • Management and leadership training
  • Administration of work permits
  • Other benefits as detailed here on our website


  • Citizens of EU/EFTA countries do not need a visa, and the Centre secures the necessary work permit.
  • For citizens of non EU/EFTA countries who have not been Staff at KISC before, we can apply for a 4-month visa, for 4-month contracts. The applicant needs to be under 35 years old for the whole duration of the contract.
  • For citizens of non EU/EFTA countries who have been Short Term or Long Term Staff at KISC before, there is usually a very low probability of getting another visa. If the non EU/EFTA applicant is suitable for the role and fulfils specific requirements set by the Swiss authorities, there is a possibility to get a visa for a longer contract.
  • The employment is dependent on securing the necessary special permission from the Swiss authorities.


Person, Scout, PR & Marketing Manager, Nature


PR & Marketing Manager
KISC is a magical place leaving everyone with memories for a lifetime. As PR & Marketing Manager I had the opportunity to share this Magic. My position offered me the chance to learn Skills for Life not only within Marketing and Public Relations but also taught me how to be a trustworthy manager. What I most cherished about my position is that I was responsible for all Marketing actions from start to end. It’s learning by doing supported by a great team!