Communications Internship with Keep Scotland Beautiful

Location: Stirling
£16,500 per annum
Full-time (35 hours per week) fixed-term contract until 31 March 2019
Immediate start
Closing Date: 29 October 2018, noon
Interviews will take place week commencing 5 or 12 November 2018.

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. They are committed to making Scotland clean, green and more sustainable.

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


The Role

Keep Scotland Beautiful have an exciting internship opportunity for a creative and enthusiastic individual with strong communication skills to join their team. It will provide an opportunity for the ideal candidate to play a key role in supporting our national communications and behaviour change campaigns, in particular, our Roadside Litter, Clean Up Scotland and Upstream Battle campaigns. You will engage with a variety of internal and external stakeholders, create quality content for the Keep Scotland Beautiful website and social media channels, and be involved in collating and sharing information about tackling poor environmental behaviours in Scotland.

Additionally, you will support the Communications Plan, including updating the website using a content management system, drafting media and marketing briefs, social media content, analysing media monitoring, writing case studies, and assisting a busy team with daily communications and marketing tasks.

Reporting to the Communications Manager, the main areas and objectives of the role include:

• To contribute to the ongoing development and delivery of the communications plan for various environmental campaigns and projects, including media, web, social media and stakeholder engagement.
• To accurately maintain databases of activity and analytics to monitor the success of the online communications of campaigns and projects.
• To maintain a record of all public enquiries on our campaigns and projects, drafting responses in a timely manner and escalating enquiries requiring action as appropriate.
• To assist with the creative development of campaign and project materials, activities and interventions with research and ideas.
• To support on-the-ground delivery of campaign and project activities such as interventions, attitudinal surveys and launch events.
• To support the development and implementation of other communications projects as and when required.
• To familiarise, develop and adhere to all internal policies and procedures.
• To ensure compliance with the company’s Health and Safety policy.
• To observe the company’s Equal Opportunities Policy.
• To 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 in writing 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, with experience of using website content management systems and databases a desirable addition (but not essential).first_to_uni.png

Experience of creating engaging content for different audiences and communications channels, an interest in using social media platforms (such as Hootsuite) and experience in communications, marketing and campaigning is desirable, although not essential.



Closing date for applications is Monday 29 October 2018 at noon.
Interviews will take place week commencing 5 or 12 November 2018.

Please submit a CV and covering letter through the Adopt An Intern online application form on our website. All applications must be submitted by 12 noon on the closing date. 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.