Keep Scotland Beautiful
Keep Scotland Beautiful

Charity registered in Scotland SC030332

Keep Scotland Beautiful is the charity that campaigns, acts and educates on a range of local, national and global environmental issues to change behaviour and improve the quality of people’s lives and the places they care for. We are committed to making Scotland clean, green and sustainable.

Current vacancies

Communications Officer

  • Full time
  • £26,000
  • Stirling (initially home based)
  • Closing 28th November 2021

Do you want to keep Scotland beautiful? Are you interested in helping people understand the challenges facing our environment and signposting them to information on how to take practical action to combat climate change, reduce litter and waste and protect the places we care about?

If, so, we have an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic and experienced communications officer to join our small and busy team.

Who we are

Keep Scotland Beautiful is your charity for Scotland’s environment. Our vision is for a clean, green, sustainable Scotland. We work with you to help combat climate change, reduce litter and waste, and protect and enhance the places we care for. We aim to change behaviour to improve our environment, the quality of people’s lives, their wellbeing, and the places that they care for.

We support the ambitions of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

What the role is

Our Communications Officer will play a key role within our Corporate Services Team to support the implementation of our Communications Plan. Working across the charity to actively support our wide ranging operational, trading, and fundraising activities, our officer will also contribute to planning, scheduling and evaluating content on our website and social media accounts.

What you’ll need to have

We’re looking for someone who thrives on working to deadlines and can manage multiple internal and external projects. You’ll help us deliver our Communications Plan, in particular you will write and place proactive stories for the media and deal with incoming media enquiries, contribute to our website content and strategy, curate our social media channels and support our internal communications.

You will have experience of a wide range of communications channels, tools and evaluation approaches. You’ll be experienced in helping identify the right channels for the right audience while managing relationships with colleagues to ensure our stories are told in the best way possible.

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Training and Accreditation Officer

  • Full time
  • £23,000 – £25,000
  • Stirling
  • Closing 8th December 2021

Are you excited by the thought of working for an organisation whose mission is to change behaviour to improve our environment, the quality of people’s lives, their wellbeing, and the places that they care for? If you answered yes, please read on……

Who we are

Keep Scotland Beautiful is your charity for Scotland’s environment.

Our vision is for a clean, green, sustainable Scotland. We work with you to help combat climate change, reduce litter and waste, and protect and enhance the places we care for. We aim to change behaviour to improve our environment, the quality of people’s lives, their wellbeing, and the places that they care for.

We support the ambitions of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

What the role is

Within this post you will provide professional training services to clients across sectors on a range of subjects, in particular climate change through our pioneering programme of Climate Emergency Training. You will also provide accreditation and audit services across sectors, particularly our National Award for Environmental Excellence ® and Green Key.

What you’ll need to have

We are looking for someone with the knowledge and experience to help people and organisations across Scotland understand more about the climate emergency and help them take action to combat climate change and other environmental problems. You will have experience and a flair for organising, preparing and delivering training to a range of sectors and audiences on environment and climate change subjects. In addition, we are looking for a good knowledge of Scottish environment, climate change, circular economy, litter and waste policies and programmes and strong training and learning facilitation skills along with experience of presenting complex information clearly to a range of audiences.

An understanding of ISO14001 and ISO14064 would be desirable as is previous experience of carbon footprinting and environmental auditing, albeit not essential.

Does this sound like you?

If you feel you have the elements to be our next Training and Accreditation Officer, we would love to hear from you.

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Campaigns Support Officer

  • Part time
  • £20,000 pro-rata
  • Stirling
  • Closing 5th July 2021

Are you excited by the thought of working for an organisation whose mission is to change behaviour to improve our environment, the quality of people’s lives, their wellbeing, and the places that they care for?

If you answered yes to the above question, please read on……

Who we are

Keep Scotland Beautiful is your charity for Scotland’s environment. We work with you to help combat climate change, reduce litter and waste, and protect and enhance the places we care for. We support the ambitions of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

What the role is

Our Campaigns Support Officer will play a key role in supporting the development, administration, and delivery of a range of our campaigns, in particular Clean Up Scotland, Upstream Battle and Treasure Your River. This is a varied and interesting role that will see you assisting with activities such as engagement with community groups and stakeholders, campaign specific communications and marketing, event organisation, campaign monitoring and data management.

What you’ll need to have

We are looking for an enthusiastic and creative individual with an understanding and/or experience of campaign development and delivery who has the ability to develop positive working relationships and influence people.

You will have experience of managing a complex workload and an understanding and/or experience of a range of communication activities including social media techniques and applications. An understanding and/or experience of administration processes and procedures is also an essential element of this role as is experience of data management.

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This vacancy has now closed

Project Officer (Youth Climate Programme)

  • Full time
  • Circa £24,000
  • Stirling
  • Closing 18th July 2021

Are you excited by the thought of working for an organisation whose mission is to change behaviour to improve our environment, the quality of people’s lives, their wellbeing, and the places that they care for?

If you answered yes to the above question, please read on……

Who we are

Keep Scotland Beautiful is your charity for Scotland’s environment. We work with you to help combat climate change, reduce litter and waste, and protect and enhance the places we care for. We support the ambitions of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

What the role is

Our Project Officer (Youth Climate Programme) will lead and support the implementation and delivery of the climate emergency training strand of a Youth Climate initiative – a partnership between ourselves and YoungScot and YouthLink Scotland. This interesting role will see you working on the implementation of project interventions (in particular climate emergency training), partnership development, undertaking monitoring and evaluation along with communications and promotion.

Please note: We are recruiting two roles for this exciting project and the salary and priorities for each role will be determined following interview. We are happy to discuss secondment or freelance opportunities – any enquiries should be directed initially to jobs@keepscotlandbeautiful.org.

What you’ll need to have

We are looking for individuals who have a flair for training (in particular climate change), implementing initiatives, project management and working with young people. You will have a proven track record of managing complex projects with budget and financial management and have the ability to develop positive working relationships and influence people.

An understanding of climate change policy and science within Scotland, UK and internationally is an essential element of this role as is experience of maintaining and developing website content. You will also have experience of Press/media/PR activity and an understanding and/or experience of a range of communication activities including social media techniques and applications.

This post is subject to a satisfactory Disclosure Scotland (PVG) check.

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This vacancy has now closed

Community Climate Officer

  • Full time
  • Circa £24,000
  • Stirling (initially home working)
  • Closing 4th August 2021

Are you excited by the thought of working for an organisation whose mission is to change behaviour to improve our environment, the quality of people’s lives, their wellbeing, and the places that they care for?

If you answered yes, please read on……

Who we are

Keep Scotland Beautiful is your charity for Scotland’s environment. We work with you to help combat climate change, reduce litter and waste, and protect and enhance the places we care for. We support the ambitions of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

What the role is

Our Community Climate Officer will support a diverse range of communities to understand the climate emergency, envision a low carbon future and develop and deliver plans to reduce their carbon emissions and foster a more sustainable community. This role will also provide capacity building support and climate emergency training as part of our wider portfolio of community and training programmes.

Building on successful pilots in Kirriemuir and Tayvallich and working across our wide network of community groups and organisations, we will support seven communities to produce a tailored community climate action plan. The post holder will monitor the progress of the two existing communities in the implementation of their plans so that we can learn from their experiences and feedback learning into the process for new groups. We will work with other partners working on place-based approaches and in particular explore links with the Improvement Service and Architecture and Design Scotland. In addition, the post holder will help develop, promote and deliver our community-facing Climate Emergency training across Scotland.

Please note: Salary and priorities for this role will be determined following interview.

What you’ll need to have

We are looking for an enthusiastic individual with experience of supporting communities, organisations and businesses on climate action and sustainable development including the provision of training on a range of environmental topics (climate change in particular).

You will have project management (including budget) experience, a good understanding and awareness of climate change policy and science within Scotland, UK and internationally and a proven track record of presenting complex information clearly to a range of audiences.

You will be working with a range of communities therefore having the ability to create, maintain and enhance working partnerships is essential for this role as is strong facilitation and groupwork skills.

The post holder will require to have a full, valid UK driving licence and this post is subject to a satisfactory Disclosure Scotland (PVG) check.

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This vacancy has now closed

Project Support Officer

  • Part time
  • £20,000 pro-rata
  • Stirling (initially home working)
  • Closing 4th August 2021

Are you excited by the thought of working for an organisation whose mission is to change behaviour to improve our environment, the quality of people’s lives, their wellbeing, and the places that they care for?

If you answered yes to the above question, please read on……

Who we are

Keep Scotland Beautiful is your charity for Scotland’s environment. We work with you to help combat climate change, reduce litter and waste, and protect and enhance the places we care for. We support the ambitions of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

What the role is

Our Project Support Officers will work on a day-to-day basis to support the implementation and development of our education and learning programmes or community and youth initiatives.

Please note: We are recruiting two roles and priorities for each role will be determined following interview.

What you’ll need to have

We are looking for enthusiastic and creative individuals with experience of providing administration support within a diverse team and/or organisation with experience of organising events, training and seminars.

You will have proven administration skills and excellent IT skills (including Microsoft word, excel etc.). Experience of resource coordination, time management and problem solving are essential elements of this role as is possessing excellent organisational skills. Having a general interest in environmental issues would be preferable.

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This vacancy has now closed

Climate Festival Officer

  • Full time
  • Circa £24,000
  • Stirling (initially home working)
  • Closing 12th September 2021

Are you excited by the thought of working for an organisation whose mission is to change behaviour to improve our environment, the quality of people’s lives, their wellbeing, and the places that they care for?

If you answered yes, please read on……

Who we are

Keep Scotland Beautiful is your charity for Scotland’s environment. We work with you to help combat climate change, reduce litter and waste, and protect and enhance the places we care for. We support the ambitions of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

What the role is

Our Climate Festival Officer will play a key role in the development and delivery of Scotland’s Climate Festival, supporting a diverse range of communities to plan and run engaging local events that inform, envision, and inspire action on climate change.

Scotland’s Climate Festival will support communities across the country to plan and deliver their own local climate festivals. Keep Scotland Beautiful will support local communities, particularly reaching new audiences, to plan, promote and deliver local climate festivals that will appeal to their community, drawing significantly on local enthusiasts and experts to run events. We will work with a wide range of national agencies who will support the festival by using their staff and volunteer network to run local festival events in their areas of expertise as well as to promote the festival and its key messages. In additional, we will create a national festival presence online to provide information on local events and profile content and stories in the media.

What you’ll need to have

We are looking for an individual who has a flair for project management especially in developing, organising and implementing large-scale projects, campaigns and/or initiatives. You will have project budget experience, a good understanding and awareness of climate change policy and science within Scotland, UK and internationally and a proven track record of supporting communities on climate action and sustainable development.

You will be working with a range of regional/national networks and partners therefore having the ability to create, maintain and enhance working partnerships is essential for this role. Experience of press/media/PR activity and an understanding of social media techniques is key for the post holder as is being able to demonstrate that you are a strong facilitator, in particular with community groups.

This opportunity requires the post holder to have the ability to travel with full, valid UK driving licence.

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This vacancy has now closed

Policy & Research Officer

  • Full time
  • Circa £21,000
  • Stirling
  • Closing 14th November 2021

Are you excited by the thought of working for an organisation whose mission is to change behaviour to improve our environment, the quality of people’s lives, their wellbeing, and the places that they care for? If you answered yes, please read on……

Who we are

Keep Scotland Beautiful is your charity for Scotland’s environment.

Our vision is for a clean, green, sustainable Scotland. We work with you to help combat climate change, reduce litter and waste, and protect and enhance the places we care for. We aim to change behaviour to improve our environment, the quality of people’s lives, their wellbeing, and the places that they care for.

We support the ambitions of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

What the role is

Our Policy and Research Officer will play a key role in supporting the implementation of policy and research priorities identified in our annual Business Plan and Policy Development Plan along with the provision of support, research and advice to our Executive Team in relation to relevant policy matters.

What you’ll need to have

We are looking for an individual who has a keen interest in and understanding of Scottish Government, UK and international climate change, environmental and sustainable development policies, strategies and plans. In addition, you will have a background in policy development and/or research and analysis with strong analytical and writing skills.

You will be working closely with our Executive Team the experience of producing high quality briefing papers and written reports is essential as is the ability communicate clearly and effectively both verbally and in written form is essential.

An interest in and understanding of the UN Sustainable Development Goals would be desirable as is previous experience and understanding of charity governance and working with boards or committees.

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This vacancy has now closed

Education and Learning Officer

  • Full time
  • £23,500
  • Stirling, however due to the ongoing Covid-19 situation and in line with current Scottish Government guidance, you will initially be required to work from home
  • Closing 21st November 2021

Are you excited by the thought of working for an organisation whose mission is to change behaviour to improve our environment, the quality of people’s lives, their wellbeing, and the places that they care for? If you answered yes, please read on……

Who we are

Keep Scotland Beautiful is your charity for Scotland’s environment.

Our vision is for a clean, green, sustainable Scotland. We work with you to help combat climate change, reduce litter and waste, and protect and enhance the places we care for. We aim to change behaviour to improve our environment, the quality of people’s lives, their wellbeing, and the places that they care for.

We support the ambitions of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

What the role is

Our Education and Learning Officer will play a key role in supporting the development and implementation of the Eco-Schools Scotland (E-SS) programme along with providing support to learning establishments to engage with other Education and Learning team projects and wider Keep Scotland Beautiful projects.

What you’ll need to have

We are looking for someone with a flair for public speaking and group training/facilitation skills who has an understanding of education policy and practice and experience of international education initiatives and global learning for sustainability programmes.

An understanding of sustainable development and the role of sustainable development organisations across Scotland would be desirable as is knowledge of the issues of Biodiversity loss and experience of working with schools and local authority education or children services.

Does this sound like you?

If you feel you have the elements to be our next Education and Learning Officer, we would love to hear from you.

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