Scottish Campaign for National Parks (SCNP) Freelance Administrator

Location: Work from home / Edinburgh visits
Job Category: Environmental Conservation
Salary:  £15 / hour roughly 10 hours per month
Closing Date: 20 May 2022

To provide administrative support to the Executive Committee, particularly with respect to meetings, membership and communications.

To express interest in this opportunity please email a letter (max 1 side) and CV (max 2 sides) to the Chairman of SCNP at convenor@scnp.org.uk.  Please email that same address if you would like to arrange an informal discussion with the Chairman about the role.

Director Friends of the Earth Scotland

Location: Edinburgh, Head office

Hours: Four or five days per week

Salary: £51,066 – £59,875 pro rata. 

Closing date: 10:00BST, Friday 27 May 2022

Interview date: 1st interview date: 13 June 2022; 2nd interview date: 22 June 2022


Friends of the Earth Scotland is seeking a value-driven and collaborative Director to lead and guide our dynamic and creative organisation. This key role will lead and promote Friends of the Earth Scotland’s unique role in the urgent and critical context of the climate and ecological emergency. Working closely with the Senior Management team, together with the board and staff team, you will initially focus on the development of a refreshed organisational strategy.

For a full job description and to download an application form please visit: Jobs – Friends of the Earth Scotland

The Association for the Protection of Rural Scotland (APRS) Director

Hours:  25 hours per week

Salary:  £30,000 + 3% employer pension contribution

Location:  Edinburgh/working from home

Closing date:  Friday 3 June

Interviews:  Thursday 30 June

APRS is the charity which promotes the care of all of Scotland’s rural landscapes. It is seeking a new Director to lead and manage all aspects of its work on behalf of its Executive Committee.  Key responsibilities include managing existing and new projects, undertaking policy advocacy for Scotland’s rural landscapes, giving planning advice to local communities and managing the charity’s staff, governance, budget and resources.

For further information, including a full job description and terms and conditions, please email info@aprs.scot. Interested candidates are encouraged to contact our current Director John Mayhew on john@aprs.scot to arrange an informal discussion about the role.


RSPB Parliamentary Manager

Reference: MAY20221254

Hours: 37.5 hours/week

Salary: £33,600.00 – £37,275.00 Per Annum

Location: Edinburgh

Closing date: 23:59, Wednesday 1 June 2022

Interviews: Monday 13 June 2022

Attachments: CandidateGuidanceNotesNov21.pdf

Working closely with our policy team, you will lead our relationship with the Scottish Parliament and our political contacts, helping ensure nature’s voice is heard. Working closely with colleagues from across the RSPB and our partner organisations, you will develop our political strategy, identify political engagement opportunities and manage our presence at external events such as party conferences and parliamentary receptions.

An effective communicator, advocate and negotiator, you will have an excellent understanding of political processes in Scotland and how they impact on, and can help tackle, the nature and climate emergency.




RSPB Senior Planner

Reference: APR20229262

Hours: 0.7 FTE or 3.5 days with flexibility

Salary: £33,600.00 – £37,275.00 Pro Rata

Location: Edinburgh

Closing date: 23:59, Sunday 29 May 2022

Interviews: Thursday 9/Friday 10 June 2022

Attachments: CandidateGuidanceNotes2021.pdf

As a Senior Conservation Planner working within our friendly, committed and supportive team of professional planners in our wider policy and advocacy department, your professional planning advice will be invaluable in helping RSPB Scotland save and restore nature. 

You will have the opportunity to coordinate RSPB Scotland’s engagement with some of the country’s highest profile planning cases and our responses to national and local planning policies, all to ensure planning decisions benefit nature. You will also implement, and help create new, organisational policies within RSPB Scotland and across the RSPB. Our ability to engage at a professional level with development planning and management is a key strength that helps us influence decision-making and seek positive outcomes for nature and people.

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