Community Projects Intern (Beach Awards and Community Projects) with Keep Scotland Beautiful

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. 

Location: Stirling
circa £16,000 per annum
Full-time (35 hours per week)
12 months fixed-term

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.

Keep Scotland Beautiful are seeking a creative and dynamic Community Projects Intern (CPI) to join their Community Projects team working to review, reinvigorate and support the running of our Beach Awards.   You will play a key role in the ongoing development of the Beach Awards, helping to implement fresh ideas and innovative solutions to further develop the Awards.

Additionally, you will provide support to help maintain other related community projects including:  Clean Up Scotland; Green Flag for Parks; Seaside Awards; Beautiful Scotland, It’s Your Neighbourhood and other short-term community projects.

Key responsibilities of the role include:

  1. To develop the Beach Award 2016 criteria, application process and assessment procedure.
  2. To liaise with relevant local authorities, communities, organisations and other stakeholders to support the development and implementation of Scotland’s Beach Awards.
  3. To implement the applications process and assessment procedures for the award in 2016.
  4. To recruit, train and manage volunteer beach assessors.
  5. To manage entries and maintain accurate records of entrant information.
  6. To organise and facilitate Scotland’s Beach Managers Forum.
  7. To support the development and implementation of other community projects as and when required.
  8. To familiarise, develop and adhere to all internal policies and procedures.
  9. To ensure compliance with the company’s Health and Safety policy.
  10. To observe the company’s Equal Opportunities Policy.
  11. 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.

Requirements
The ideal candidate will be a graduate with a background/interest in community group communication, support and development. You will be able to communicate in English fluently both in writing and verbally, and have the ability to drive and undertake manual handling tasks.

In addition, the following skills/experience are desirable, but not essential:

  • Formal professional qualification in horticulture, environmental or marine science or community engagement
  • Experience in environmental education, campaigns and awareness raising
  • An understanding of environmental, sustainability and climate change science, policy and practice
  • An understanding of the environmental sector and the role of environmental organisations across Scotland
  • Experience of creating literature for a wide ranging audience
  • Computer literate and experience with Microsoft Word and email

You will be smart, confident and enthusiastic, with a flexible approach and attitude and a commitment to equal opportunities and healthy and safe working practices. You will be able to exercise discretion in handling confidential and sensitive information, and feel confident about partnership working.

For more information on Keep Scotland Beautiful you can visit their website www.keepscotlandbeautiful.org

Application

Closing date for applications is 18 October 2015.

Interviews will take place week commencing 26 October 2015

Please submit a CV and brief covering letter through the Adopt an Intern online application form on our website.  State: a. your availability for interview, and b. how you meet the requirements of the job specification.

We do NOT accept e-mail applications unless otherwise stated.

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