Built Environment Forum Scotland
Built Environment Forum Scotland

Charity registered in Scotland SC034488

Built Environment Forum Scotland (BEFS) is an umbrella body for organisations working in the built environment in Scotland. Drawing on extensive expertise in a membership-led forum, BEFS informs, debates and advocates on the strategic issues, opportunities and challenges facing Scotland’s historic and contemporary built environment.

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Communications Lead

  • Full time or Part time
  • £28,000 – £34,000
  • The job is home-working based – the team all work remotely.
  • Closing 11th December 2023

BEFS Communications Lead will drive the communication activities of the organisation. Working closely with the Board, Director, and team, and communicating with our Member organisations, the post holder will be responsible for managing the breadth of the organisation’s (digital) communications channels. Adopting a proactive cross-sectoral approach, the post holder will play a key role in maintaining and raising BEFS profile with policy makers, the sector, and wider stakeholders.

Responsibilities, supported by the team, range from being the strategic lead for the organisation’s communications, to content creation and design.

In our 20th year we are seeking the right individual – with an excellent turn of phrase, and an eye for detail – to fit into a small, friendly team.

The Communications Lead will be involved in all aspects of BEFS newly funded NLHF project which develops BEFS governance, BEFS strategic framework development, BEFS equalities, diversity and inclusion (EDI) offer for the sector (and internal training) – as well as related events and workshops.

Person specification

Applicants should be confident communicators with strong written and inter-personal skills, and experience of using a wide range of communication methods (which have a focus on digital), including websites, social media, news releases, and press liaison.

Applicants should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the key issues affecting the existing and historic environment, with knowledge of the main players and lead organisations in the wider built environment sector.

This post will suit an experienced communications professional and is an ideal opportunity to gain valuable experience working for a national organisation.

If invited to interview, you will be asked to demonstrate how your experience meets the requirements of the post. We will look for evidence of past experience, and your approach to the key responsibilities outlined above.

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Top job! Senior Communications Lead

  • Full time
  • £32,000 – £35,000
  • The job is home-working based – the team all work remotely, and are based in/around Edinburgh with regular face-to-face meetings expected. Very occasional event support may be required across Scotland, or in the evening.
  • Closing 9th August 2023

BEFS Senior Communications role will lead on the communication activities of the organisation.

Working closely with the Board, Director, and team – as well as communicating with our Member organisations – the post holder will be responsible for managing the breadth of the organisation’s (digital) communications channels. Adopting a proactive cross-sectoral approach, the post holder will play a key role in maintaining and raising BEFS profile with policy makers, the sector, and wider stakeholders.

As we are in our 20th year, BEFS are seeking the right individual – with an excellent turn of phrase, and an eye for detail – to fit into a small, friendly team.

The Senior Communications Lead will be involved in all aspects of BEFS newly funded NLHF project which develops BEFS governance, BEFS strategic framework development, and BEFS EDI offer for the sector (and internal training).

Please see the Job Description for detailed information on the role and skills required.

Reporting to: BEFS Director

Pension: 5.5% company contribution of gross salary to a properly constituted pension scheme of your choice with a minimum 2.5% additional employee contribution.

Annual Leave: Full time allowance is 30 days with an additional 5 public holidays (core PH – 2 Christmas, 2 New Year, and 1 at Easter).

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Communications & Policy Officer

  • Part time
  • £20,000 – £24,000 pro-rata
  • The job is home-working based – the team all work remotely, and are based in/around Edinburgh with regular face-to-face meetings expected. Very occasional event support may be required across Scotland, or in the evening.
  • Closing 9th August 2023

BEFS are looking for a proactive person who will work well remotely, but closely with the team. A person who wants to develop effective communications for not only BEFS as an organisation, but also advocacy messaging for the wider sector; and is keen to provide wider project and policy activity support flexibly. Flexibility, accuracy, and ability to work enthusiastically and proactively is key.

This will be a learning and development role within BEFS where the successful applicant will have a degree of autonomy in supporting the Communications activity and Policy activity; but will also be welcome at a wide range of Built Environment Policy discussions and meetings to develop their own learning.

Training and support to develop your communications and policy understanding is part of the role, and individual development areas will be discussed and developed over the term of the role.

Please see the Job Description for detailed information on the role and skills required.

Reporting to: BEFS Senior Communications Lead and BEFS Policy & Strategy Manager

Pension: 5.5% company contribution of gross salary to a properly constituted pension scheme of your choice with a minimum 2.5% additional employee contribution.

Annual Leave: Annual leave is pro rata the full-time allowance; Full time allowance is 30 days with an additional 5 public holidays (core PH – 2 Christmas, 2 New Year, and 1 at Easter).

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Communications Manager

  • Part time
  • £25,000 – £27,500 pro-rata
  • home-working based
  • Closing 8th May 2022

BEFS Communications Manager will lead on the communication activities of the organisation. Working closely with the Board, Director, and team, as well as communicating with our Member organisations, the post holder will be expected to manage the breadth of the organisation’s (digital) communications channels. Adopting a cross-sectoral approach the post-holder will also engage with other areas of the built environment including planning, architecture, and construction, as well as national and local government.

As we head into our 20th year (2023) we are seeking the right individual – with an excellent turn of phrase, and an eye for detail – to fit into a small, friendly team.

Reporting to: BEFS Director

Location: The job is home-working based – the team all work remotely, and are based in/around Edinburgh with regular face-to-face meetings expected.

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BEFS Research Manager

  • Full time
  • TBC
  • Home based - – the team all currently live in Edinburgh and have met as restrictions allowed, something which will continue, with some face-to-face meetings expected when restrictions end.
  • Closing 23rd August 2021

BEFS are delighted to be partnering with NTS to support their Portfolio Review. BEFS are now seeking a Research Manager for a 6-month contract to aid delivery of the project.

The successful Research Manager will be working with both the BEFS team who are Project Co-ordinators and the NTS team who are leading the national scale review of their asset portfolio. This is an exciting opportunity to be involved with a strategic national project.

Reporting to: BEFS Director / NTS Project Team

Contract length: approximately 22wks F/T within dates below (or equivalent to complete contract)

Contract dates: from early September 2021 (immediate start expected) – to end of February 2022

An informal discussion about the post is recommended, please contact Ailsa Macfarlane, BEFS Director: amacfarlane@befs.org.uk

Wider Brief:

To undertake a strategic review of the whole estate with the objective of looking at: what NTS own, why, and the opportunities properties represent to enhance delivery of NTS’ strategy; in order that NTS is more resilient and relevant for the future. The approach is to look across the existing ownership and management landscape as a broader context for Trust ownership and influence.

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Communications & Membership Advocate

  • Part time
  • £22,000 – £26,500 pro-rata
  • Home based
  • Closing 25th June 2021

About BEFS

Built Environment Forum Scotland (BEFS) is the strategic intermediary body for Scotland’s

built environment sector, bringing together civic, voluntary, and professional organisations

that operate at the national level. As an umbrella organisation, BEFS informs, debates and

advocates on strategic issues and policies affecting the built environment. Our aim is to

communicate the importance of Scotland’s built and historic environment to policy makers

at all levels of government, private owners and investors, and amongst professionals and

voluntary organisations. BEFS has funding from Historic Environment Scotland until 31st

March 2022.

The role

BEFS Communications & Membership Advocate will lead on the communication activities of

the organisation. Working closely with the Board, Director, and team, and communicating

with our member organisations, the post holder will be expected to manage the breadth of

the organisation’s (digital) communications channels. Adopting a cross-sectoral approach the

postholder will also engage with other areas of the built environment including planning,

architecture, and construction, as well as national and local government. We are seeking the

right individual

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