Media Job: PR and communications officer, Woodland Trust Scotland

CLOSING DATE: April 6, 2016

ARE you looking for a new challenge where no two days are the same, where you get to see new places and meet new people?

Media relations play a huge part in helping the Trust to be noticed, remembered and loved. If you have a great sense of news, a passion for Scotland’s woods and trees, and are as comfortable writing about red squirrels and bluebells as climate change policy and threats to irreplaceable ancient woodland, then read on.

We are looking for an environmentally aware PR and communications officer to join our Scotland team. You’ll contribute to strategy, write plans, generate ideas, develop relationships and proactively sell in stories to a range of media outlets across Scotland.

You’ll arrange interviews, briefings and photo calls and act as a media spokesperson. Plus, you’ll support colleagues regionally and nationally to deliver profile-raising activity including campaigns, estate marketing and fundraising.

With knowledge of the Scottish media and experience of working in a fast paced news or press office environment, you must be able to spot a good story and translate it into concise, engaging copy for a variety of audiences.

You’ll be capable of thinking on your feet and used to working to tight deadlines.

A thorough understanding of media channels, excellent relationship-building and networking skills and a willingness to travel and work outside core office hours will also be important.

In return, we recognise and value our people. You’ll have our full support, training and opportunities for professional development, along with a contributory pension, life assurance and good holiday entitlement.

A full UK driving licence and/or the ability to undertake travel across the UK, sometimes to remote locations is required.

Closing date: 6 April 2016.

Interviews: 20 April 2016.