LINK Communications Officer (part-time)

CONTRACT TYPE: Part-time; fixed term 18 months initially 

SALARY: £28,000 – £30,000, depending on skills and experience 

HOURS: 21 hours per week 

LOCATION: LINK Perth or Edinburgh Office with flexible home working 

CLOSING DATE: midnight 29 January 2023 

INTERVIEW DATE:   week beginning 6 February 2023 


We’re looking for a new Communications Officer at LINK: this is a part-time role, suited to a creative and dynamic communicator, able to devise and deliver engaging digital comms, working with others to build a strong voice for Scotland’s environment. This is a creative and fast-paced role where you will be using your creativity and drive to produce exciting and engaging communications on the issues that matter to LINK’s members. We work towards putting environment at the heart of society, benefiting people, communities and the planet. The role creates content and coordinates LINK’s digital media and communications activities, crafting effective messaging that supports our advocacy work and contributes to effective policy and decision-making for an environmentally sustainable future.  

Further details are here. 

To apply, please submit a completed Application form (download below) and Equality, Diversity and Monitoring Form, accompanied by a covering letter, by email to recruitment@scotlink.org before the closing date. Please note CVs are not accepted.  

APRS Social Media & Events Officer

Salary: £27,000 per annum (pro rata)
Location: Based at our Edinburgh Offices but with the option of hybrid working
Line Manager: APRS Education and Public Engagement Manager
Hours/duration: This is a 12 month fixed term role, working three or four days (of a 35 hour full time week) per week. This post will require occasional work out of
hours, including weekends, for which time off in lieu will be granted.

Closing date for applications: 5pm Wednesday 15th February 2023
Interview date:
Thursday 23rd February (in our offices at Dolphin House, Hunter Square, Edinburgh EH1 1QW with the option to request an online interview)


APRS’s ‘Have You Got the Bottle?’ campaign has been advocating for a
deposit return scheme (DRS) since 2014. Our work has ensured that a DRS for glass
and plastic bottles and metal cans is due to be introduced in August 2023 but we
are not over the line yet. We still have work in raising awareness of the new
scheme, communicating public support to decision-makers and ensuring that
the scheme fulfils its potential.
We are seeking an enthusiastic communicator to join our small friendly team who
can take the lead on social media and website communications: building
audiences, increasing interaction and impact, creating content and helping to
shape how APRS communicates to new audiences. Over the next year we will be
planning several events designed to engage people, make an impact in the
media and support the ‘Have you Got the Bottle?’ Campaign. This role will support
the APRS team in planning and delivering these events.
The role would suit someone who is passionate about movement building and the
role events and social media can have in creating change, can create a buzz
through communications and who enjoys bringing people together and working
in a team.

Other: You will receive 25 days annual leave plus 10 days statutory holidays (pro
rata). APRS operates a pension plan with NEST. Everyone in the office works part
time and we have a flexitime policy. We are legally required only to employ
candidates with the right to work in the UK.

How to apply:
Send your CV along with a cover letter (max. 500 words) outlining
how your experience and skills meet the essential and desirable criteria to our
Education and Public Engagement Manager Jo McFarlane – education@aprs.scot 


LINK Nature for All Project evaluation - invite to tender

LINK is looking to commission an evaluation for our Nature for All Project.  

Nature for All is a 3-year project that aims to build inclusion and diversity in Scotland’s environment sector, working with LINK member organisations to provide them with the confidence, skills, and knowledge to increase diversity and provide equal opportunities to those who want to be part of Scotland’s voice for the environment.  

We want to measure and demonstrate success and learning from the project design and roll out. This will be a continuous evaluation over 2.5 years designed to improve the project. It will evaluate the success of delivery and identify the challenges and solutions we meet in improving equality, diversity, and inclusion practices in the environmental sector in Scotland. 

Closing date: 1700 on 23 February 2023  

Further details: our invite to tender.

Buglife Scotland and Northern Ireland Manager

Hours: Full-time (5 days / 37.5 hours per week)

Contract Type: Permanent

Salary: £34,963

Location: Stirling

Closing date for applications: 19 February

Interviews will be held on 28 February and 1 March in Stirling

The Scotland and Northern Ireland Manager role focusses on growing our work and influence in the two countries by building new partnerships, and managing the delivery of our charitable aims and objectives.  Focus areas for project development will be expanding our B-Lines and bog restoration projects, growing our work on preventing the extinction of the UK’s most threatened species on land and in freshwaters, and providing opportunities for everyone to connect with the natural world.

The post holder will be our spokesperson for Buglife in Scotland and Northern Ireland, be a strong voice for invertebrates, and apply advocacy skills to influence decision makers and others to ensure a high profile for invertebrates and their conservation.

The Scotland and Northern Ireland Manager will manage a team of Conservation Officers, ensuring that they are supported in their work, that our suite of conservation and engagement projects are delivered on time and to a high standard, and that all financial claims and reporting is completed.


A full job description is available to view or download here

To apply please email your CV and a covering letter explaining why you are the best person to lead our Scotland and Northern Ireland Team to recruitment@buglife.org.uk 


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