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Policy and Research Officer

  • Full time
  • £24,000
  • Stirling
  • Closing 26th November 2023

  • Advertised from 8th November 2023


Are you excited by the thought of working for an organisation whose mission is to inspire changes in behaviour to improve our environment, the quality of people’s lives, their wellbeing and the places that they care for? If you answered yes, please read on……

Who we are

Keep Scotland Beautiful is your charity for Scotland’s environment.

Our vision is for a clean, green, sustainable Scotland. We are a practical organisation working with communities, schools, businesses, local and national government, public bodies and individuals to help combat climate change, tackle litter and waste, restore nature and biodiversity and improve the places we care for.

We support the ambitions of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

We offer a fantastic benefits package in return for your talent. These include but are not limited to a generous pension scheme; hybrid working; development opportunities; a 35-hour work week along with an annual free volunteer day to take your skills or interests to support others. We operate a hybrid working policy, which allows a balance between home/remote working and coming to our wonderful, new office Hub in Stirling.

What the role is

Our Policy and Research Officer will play a key role in supporting our work on policy, advocacy and political engagement. This will include policy monitoring, analysis, research, data gathering, and external engagement activity. In particular, the role will help us develop and review position statements, prepare consultation responses, engage with policy networks and support political engagement and general advocacy.

What you’ll need to have

This is a varied and exciting role that works directly with our Executive Team. We are looking for an individual who has a keen interest in and understanding of Scottish Government, UK and international climate change, environmental and sustainable development policies, strategies and plans. You will have a background in policy development, advocacy and/or research. You will also be interested in political engagement and public affairs.

You will have strong research and analysis skills as well as experience in producing high quality briefing papers, position statements and written reports. You will also have excellent engagement and communications skills both verbally and in written form.

An interest in and understanding of the UN Sustainable Development Goals would be desirable as is an interest and understanding of organisational net zero projects and ISO14001.

Does this sound like you?

If you feel you have the desired elements we would love to hear from you.

Application notes

A full Job Description and Person Specification can be downloaded along with the application pack from our website:

Please email your completed application to us at before our submission deadline of midnight Sunday 26 November 2023. If you are shortlisted for interview, we anticipate holding interviews on Tuesday 5th December 2023.

If you’d like a little bit more of on an insight into our exciting opportunity, please email us at stating your name, contact telephone number and we will call you back for a chat.

We are sorry but we don’t accept CVs.

Keep Scotland Beautiful is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all members of the community.

Keep Scotland Beautiful

Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation: Number SC030332

VAT Registration Number: 284 0654 93