Communications Intern with Keep Scotland Beautiful

Location: Stirling
£16,500 per annum
Full-time (35 hours per week) fixed-term contract till 31 March 2020
Immediate start
Closing Date: 8 May 2019, 12 noon
Interview date: w/c 20 May 2019

About the Company

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 more sustainable.

For more information on Keep Scotland Beautiful, you can visit their website.


The Role

Keep Scotland Beautiful has an exciting internship opportunity for a creative and enthusiastic individual with strong communication skills to join their Stirling-based team. It will provide an opportunity for you to play a key role in supporting their Communications Plan and the organisation’s communications activity across all areas of the charity. You will engage with a variety of internal and external stakeholders, support campaigns and projects, create quality content for the website and social media channels, and be involved in collating and sharing information about Keep Scotland Beautiful’s work.

Additionally, you will be updating the charity’s website using a content management system, analysing the success of their social media, and assisting a busy team with daily communications and marketing tasks.

Main areas and objectives of the role include:

• Contribute to the ongoing development and delivery of the Communications Plan across the charity, with particular emphasis on creating content for the website and social media channels
• Accurately maintain databases of activity and analytics to monitor the success of our online communications
• Assist with the creative development of materials, activities and interventions by originating and researching ideas
• Support on-the-ground delivery of activities such as interventions and events
• Maintain a record of all public enquiries made to campaigns and projects, drafting responses in a timely manner and escalating enquiries requiring action as appropriate
• Support the development and implementation of other communications projects as and when required
• Familiarise yourself with and adhere to all internal policies and procedures
• Ensure compliance with the company’s Health and Safety policy
• Observe the company’s Equal Opportunities Policy
• Undertake such work as may be determined from time to time up to or on a level commensurate with the main responsibilities of the post



The ideal candidate will be a graduate with a background/interest in the environment and/or behaviour change and experience in supporting communications projects. You will possess a high level of communication skills, both written and verbally, and have an understanding of the environmental sector and the role of environmental organisations across Scotland. You will be computer literate and have experience using Microsoft Office 365 applications.

Experience of creating engaging content for different audiences and communications channels, an interest in using social media platforms (such as Hootsuite), and experience of using website content management systems is essential.

A background in communications, marketing and/or campaigning is highly desirable, but not essential. Experience of previously being involved in environmental campaigns and projects would be an advantage.

If you have any questions about this role or the organisation please contact Please do not under any circumstances contact the employer directly as doing so may negatively impact your employment opportunity.



Closing date for applications is 8 May 2019, 12 noon.

Interviews will take place week commencing 20 May 2019.

Please submit a CV and tailored Cover Letter through the Adopt An Intern online application form by clicking “Apply” on our website. All applications must be submitted by 12 noon on the closing date. In your Cover Letter, please state: A) your availability and B) relevant information on your skills/experience pertaining to the job specifications. We do NOT accept email applications unless otherwise stated.

Successful candidates must, by the start of the employment, have permission to work in the UK.



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