Social Media and Events Officer – ‘Have you Got the Bottle?’ Campaign

  • Part time
  • £27,000 pro-rata
  • Based at our Edinburgh Offices but with the option of hybrid working
  • Closing 15th February 2023

  • Advertised from 19th January 2023
  • 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.
  • 25 days annual leave + 10 days statutory holidays (pro rata). APRS operates a pension plan with NEST. Everyone in the office works part time & we have a flexitime policy. We are legally required only to employ candidates with the right to work in the UK


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.

Line Manager:APRS Education and Public Engagement Manager

Application notes

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 - Save your cv and letter [your name] cv and [your name] letter

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)