Policy and Communications Officer
|Full time:||35 hours per week|
|Salary:||£26,000 to £33,000 depending on experience|
|Contract:||12 month fixed term from start date|
We are currently looking for a Policy and Communications Officer who will play a central role in all of EPSs work, responsible for supporting policy work, carrying out research, preparing briefings for our expert advisory groups and members, responding to public consultations, grant funding applications, planning and organising press release, media work, website content and e-newsletter content, preparing reports and other publications.
Working alongside our Admin & Events Officer and assisted by our External Communications Intern this role offers opportunity to work across a broad spectrum of environmental disciplines and become involved in a variety of tasks. It will suit someone who is flexible, creative and self-motivated with strong communication and great interpersonal skills.
The post which is based in Glasgow is currently offered on a fixed term contract basis. This role is for 12 months initially and the possibility to extend dependent on funding.
Closing date: Sunday 27th August 2017 (midnight)
How to Apply
Environmental Protection Scotland is committed to equality and diversity.
|Job title:||Policy and Communications Officer|
|Responsible to:||Board of Trustees|
|Overall purpose:||· Progress development of EPS policies
· Publicise and raise the profile of EPS activities
Environmental Protection Scotland is an environmental organisation that provides policy analysis, training and advice on the areas of land, water, air, noise and climate change. The organisation brings together professionals in local and national government, the private sector, industry and academia to inform debate and to promote a balanced and innovative approach to understanding and solving environmental problems.
· Initiating and facilitating the development of EPS’ policies through consultation with relevant BoT and other experts.
· To provide active support for the Board of Trustees to ensure the promotion of environmental issues and EPS’ activities.
· Prepare informative briefings concerning any policy, legislative and practice developments affecting EPS members.
· To support evidence based policy development by assembling projects for external funding and to manage, or support management of such projects.
· Spokesperson for EPS using all forms of communication mediums.
· Develop, implement and review communications strategy.
· Publicise and promote EPS policy agenda and profile by building sustainable external relationships and proactively engaging with the Scottish government, its agencies and other stakeholder interest groups.
· Manage the preparation and issue of key communication materials raising awareness on the current key issues though quarterly newsletter, guidance materials and social media.
· Contribute to the current debate on relevant EPS concerns by providing informed reactive responses to key issues on social media, issuing proactive media releases (pitching news stories to press).
· Represent the policies and interests of EPS and influence environmental policy at all levels.
· Develop and maintain positive working relationships with EPS stakeholders, promoting knowledge sharing and collaborations by facilitating networking opportunities.
· To support and facilitate the operation of relevant working groups and represent EPS at external working groups, meetings and partnerships.
· Assist with the sourcing of potential funding opportunities and preparation of application documentation.
· Assist with the preparation of agendas, working papers, briefings and minutes for working groups, committees, workshops and other EPS forums.
· Contribute to the development of the Strategic Plan and Business Plan
· To assist with the development of programmes, planning and running of events.
· To respond to consultations, requests for information and other enquiries.
· Assist with EPS operations as requested commensurate with this post.
|Job Title: Policy and Communications Officer|