Charity registered in Scotland SC016139
APRS’s ‘Have You Got the Bottle?’ campaign has been advocating for a deposit return scheme (DRS) since 2014. Our work has ensured that a DRS for glass and plastic bottles and metal cans is due to be introduced in August 2023 but we are not over the line yet. We still have work in raising awareness of the new scheme, communicating public support to decision-makers and ensuring that the scheme fulfils its potential.
We are seeking an enthusiastic communicator to join our small friendly team who can take the lead on social media and website communications: building audiences, increasing interaction and impact, creating content and helping to shape how APRS communicates to new audiences. Over the next year we will be planning several events designed to engage people, make an impact in the media and support the ‘Have you Got the Bottle?’ Campaign. This role will support the APRS team in planning and delivering these events.
The role would suit someone who is passionate about movement building and the role events and social media can have in creating change, can create a buzz through communications and who enjoys bringing people together and working in a team.
Line Manager:APRS Education and Public Engagement Manager
The Association for the Protection of Rural Scotland (APRS) is the charity which promotes the care of all of Scotland’s rural landscapes. APRS is a registered charity, No SC016139. Further information about the work of APRS is at aprs.scot. Our Have You Got The Bottle? campaign successfully secured the introduction of a deposit return system (DRS) for drinks containers in Scotland. However, active campaigning is still required to ensure that DRS starts on time in August 2023, so we are recruiting a Campaign Manager to run the campaign during its final 18 months.
The Campaign Manager leads all aspects of the Have You Got The Bottle? campaign. Key responsibilities include political advocacy, partner engagement, communications and events. Applicants should have experience of campaigning, environmental policy, partnership working and communications and should demonstrate high levels of initiative, motivation and enthusiasm.
The Association for the Protection of Rural Scotland (APRS) is the charity which promotes the care of all of Scotland’s rural landscapes. APRS is a registered charity, No SC016139. Further information about the work of APRS is at aprs.scot.
Our current Director John Mayhew retires at the end of 2022, so we plan to appoint a new Director by August to allow sufficient time for a handover period, probably during November. This will be an exciting time to lead this dynamic organisation, as there is great potential both to build on its recent successes and to grasp new opportunities.
The Director leads and manages all aspects of the work of APRS on behalf of its Executive Committee. Key responsibilities include:
The successful candidate will have a thorough understanding and experience of Scotland’s political, landscape and planning systems. Chartered Membership of the Royal Town Planning Institute is highly desirable; a background in communications, landscape architecture or public affairs is also advantageous. They will have experience of working with politicians and senior government officials to achieve positive policy change, of developing and delivering successful projects and of managing small staff teams. Candidates should display a high level of communications and presentation skills, and a proven ability to deal diplomatically with strongly held opposing views.