Scottish Environment LINK
Scottish Environment LINK

Charity registered in Scotland SC000296

Scottish Environment LINK is the forum for Scotland's voluntary environment community, with 42 member bodies representing a broad spectrum of environmental interests with the common goal of contributing to a more environmentally sustainable society

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Communications Manager

  • Full time
  • £30,000 – £35,000
  • Perth Office with flexible home working
  • Closing 1st June 2021

Scottish Environment LINK are currently seeking a senior communications professional to join us and take our organisation forward by developing and delivering a communication strategy fit for a dynamic and inclusive network, whose members have a common goal of contributing to a more environmentally sustainable society. LINK’s aim is to secure a sustainable Scotland, where our society and wellbeing have nature at their heart, benefitting people, communities and the planet.

The Principal responsibilities include -

  • Strategic Communications: Developing and delivering a communication strategy underpinned by effective campaigns.
  • Campaigning and influencing: Identifying, developing and deploying effective ways to communicate policy asks to non expert audiences.
  • Communications: Managing LINK’s media and communication work.

We are looking for an experienced communications manager, with at least 5 years’ experience and a proven record of developing, managing and evaluating integrated multi-platform communications and campaigns strategies. Experience in identifying and bringing to life media stories on complex issues is essential. This role will suit an exceptional candidate with a strong background in strategic communications, campaigns, media and stakeholder engagement in the public or charity sector.

For full details please refer to the Person specification and Job Description available on our website here – Job Description, Person Specification.

Terms and conditions

This is a full-time contract, initially for 12 months, subject to a six-month probationary period. The post will be extended subject to successful fundraising. Salary is in the range of £30,000-£35,000 per annum, depending on skills and experience. LINK makes an employer contribution to employee personal pensions of up to a maximum of 8% of basic salary, complementing employee contributions. The employer contribution is payable after the first three months in employment. The annual leave quota is 25 days' annual leave and 10 public holidays. On occasion it may be necessary to work evenings or parts of weekends, for which time off in lieu will be granted. All approved expenses will be reimbursed.

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Development Manager

  • Part time
  • £34,000 – £38,000 pro-rata
  • LINK HQ, Perth with flexible home working
  • Closing 28th November 2021

Scottish Environment LINK is currently seeking a Development Manager on a part-time basis, (21 hours per week). This is a varied and interesting role where you will be responsible for the operational development of LINK, enabling the organisation to meet its strategic goals. A key part of this role is fundraising to support core activities and time limited projects, monitoring impacts and reporting to funders. This role leads on maintaining highly effective internal communications and information management across the network, including maintaining an up to date website.

This role would suit an all-rounder with at least 5 years’ development or fundraising experience who has a keen eye for detail, an ability to identify hooks and use inspiring written and verbal communication to build and maintain strong relationships with members, funders and stakeholders. This role will support the Chief Officer and coordinate and collaborate with staff at all levels to deliver effective development strategies across the organisation.

For full details please refer to the Person specification and Job Description.

Terms and conditions

This is a part-time contract for 21 hours a week, subject to a six-month probation. Salary is between £34,000 to 38,000, pro rata per annum, depending on skills and experience. LINK makes an employer contribution to employee personal pensions of up to a maximum of 8% of basic salary, complementing employee contributions. The employer contribution is payable after the first three months in employment. The pro rata leave quota is based on 25 days' annual leave and 10 public holidays per annum. The appointee may work the hours over shorter workdays Monday to Friday, or over, less longer work. On occasion it may be necessary to work evenings or parts of weekends, for which time off in lieu will be granted. All approved expenses will be reimbursed.

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LINK Advocacy Manager

  • Full time
  • £30,000 – £34,000
  • LINK Edinburgh office, with flexible home working
  • Closing 20th January 2022

Are you passionate about the environment? Do you want to join a dynamic network of eNGOs, all working together to restore and protect Scotland’s environment? Will you put your political knowledge and experience into helping to tackle the nature and climate emergencies?

We are looking for you! We are seeking an Advocacy Manager on a full-time basis. This is a fast-paced role where you will guide the political strategy of Scotland’s voluntary environment network, informing collective work of its forty plus organisations. The role monitors political contexts, opportunities and relationships relevant to the environment, underpinning network advocacy to Scotland’s decision makers and wider policy community. You will advise work groups spanning a range of environmental and sustainability issues, help to build network capacity in advocacy and communications, advise on and develop campaign strategy, prepare materials, co-ordinate events, liaise with other stakeholders and on occasion represent LINK. Working closely with LINK’s small staff team, you will have experience of supporting staff and management of projects.

You should be a graduate, with several years’ experience of Scottish public affairs, an understanding of Scotland’s institutions and an interest in the voluntary sector. You will be able to deal effectively with a large and fast-evolving workload and will have excellent team-working and communication skills. Flexibility for some evening and weekend work required.

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Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion Officer

  • Part time
  • £27,000 – £30,000 pro-rata
  • LINK office: Perth with flexible home working
  • Closing 26th June 2022

We are seeking an Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Officer for an exciting, ambitious new project, “Nature for All.” Within the life of the project, we will be supporting LINK members to build the representation and engagement of under-represented sections of the community into the environment sector to bring about systemic change. LINK is the forum for 44 Scottish environmental NGOs, who work together to connect and restore Scotland’s environment and builds its resilience for today and future generations. This key post will co-ordinate and provide specialist support and training to our members on pathways to inclusion.

Experienced in this field of work and ideally with experience in advancing diversity and inclusion initiatives within a complex network structure, this role suits an all-rounder with highly developed project management, administration and training skills, high emotional intelligence & empathy and able to navigate sensitive issues. As part of LINK’s staff team, you will be working with LINK members and their representatives, external community groups and other stakeholders to develop and deliver our EDI priorities. As the key person for the project, you will be self-motivated, manage the daily co-ordination of work, with a record of success in facilitating forums and workshops and delivering training. Some travel, as well as some evening and weekend work, may be required. LINK values diversity and aspires to reflect this in our team. If you are from an ethnic background and/or live with a health condition or impairment and have the skills and experience required of the post, we would especially like to hear from you. This is your opportunity to be a change maker, helping our members bring the benefits of nature to all and widen everyone’s voice for nature. If this is you, we would love to hear from you. For an informal conversation about this opportunity contact Joan Mclean, Development Manager, at information@scotlink.org.

We can offer you: a 3-year fixed term contract for 21 hours a week, subject to a six-month probation, at a competitive salary of between £27,000 - £30,000, pro rata; employer pension contributions of 8%; 25 days' annual leave and 10 public holidays per annum, pro rata; negotiable working hours and days; hybrid hours, office, and home working.

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LINK Agriculture Advocacy Officer

  • Part time
  • £25,500 – £28,000 pro-rata
  • LINK office Edinburgh, with flexible home working
  • Closing 21st August 2022

Are you passionate about the environment? Do you want to join a dynamic network of environmental charities, all working together to restore and protect Scotland’s environment?

We are looking for you! We are seeking a new Agriculture Advocacy Officer on a fixed term initially for 20 months, part-time basis, (21 hours per week). We are looking for a dynamic and resourceful individual, with some experience in advocacy and an understanding of the agricultural sector in Scotland. This is a varied and interesting role where you will be supporting LINK’s new campaign, Farm for Scotland’s Future, producing advocacy briefings, and supporting LINK’s Food and Farming Group. This is a fun role, with potential to learn and grow within LINK’s small team and offers the opportunity to work closely with other environmental NGOs, all working towards the protection and restoration of nature.

This role would suit anyone with experience in advocacy and policy work and with understanding of the environment and agricultural sectors in Scotland. Someone who is energetic, with an eye for detail and excellent communication skills. This role works with eNGO members of LINK’s Food and farming Group and LINK staff. It also reaches out to other LINK Groups whose work is impacted by agricultural practice in Scotland.

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