Job: Public relations manager

We have a fantastic opportunity for a skilled public relations manager to join us on a part-time (three days/week) basis. 
  • Do you have a proven track record of profile-raising with the media, government departments, and other influencers? 
  • Are you keen to support our work and strengthen our position as a change agent in both the cultural and climate change worlds? 
  • Are you an experienced and persuasive writer? 

If this sounds like you, we’re keen to hear from you.

The role in a nutshell 

Hours: Part-time 0.6FTE (22.5 hours per week)  

Salary: Â£18,786pa (£31,310pa pro rated to 0.6FTE), plus 3% employer contribution to pension 

Fixed term role: ASAP to 31st March 2022 (with a view to extend depending on funding). Alternatively, we are open to considering a freelance contract by negotiation.   

Location: Creative Carbon Scotland is based in Edinburgh, but remote working is standard at present. Any change to this prior to the end of the contract will be discussed with the postholder. If the role is extended past 31st March 2022, the postholder will be required to work in the office for a negotiated number of days each week. 

Deadline for applications: 11:59pm, 5th September 2021  

Interviews (including a 15-minute written exercise): Virtually, in the week commencing Monday 13th September 2021 

Read summary details of the role [HERE] and download the PDF of the full job description and person specification.

Please complete the form at the end of this page to apply.

More about the role  

Creative Carbon Scotland supports the cultural sector in contributing to Scotland’s transformation for a climate-changed world. We are seeking a public relations professional with at least three years’ experience. Our new colleague will be proactive and highly organised with excellent writing skills, attention to detail, and the ability to scout out the best opportunities for promoting an organisation’s work and activities. They will be a confident and persuasive communicator and a positive collaborator. We are looking for someone with flair and imagination. 

Creative Carbon Scotland promotes a diverse and inclusive working environment. We value the range of views and experiences that new colleagues can contribute to our thinking and so we welcome applications from everyone with suitable skills and experience for this role. Our equalities policy is available on our website alongside our Safe Working Statement if you wish to read them prior to completing your application. 

Main purpose of job: 
  • To manage the organisation’s external media communications and public relations activities in order to strengthen our reputation and position us a change agent in both the cultural and climate change worlds. 
Main tasks: 
  • Be the first contact for all proactive and reactive media work, locally, nationally and internationally, to raise awareness of Creative Carbon Scotland’s work and the importance of the cultural sector’s contribution to tackling climate change (70%) 
  • Support and contribute to other communications activities in liaison with the communications manager, general manager and other CCS colleagues e.g., social media, website, fundraising (20%) 
  • Contribute to CCS team initiatives and discussions (10%) 

Your application information 

Before we pass your application to our recruitment panel, we will remove your personal data to help them avoid bias during the shortlisting process. 

We will only use the personal data you provide in your application for the purpose of completing this recruitment process. All records created during the course of this process will be permanently deleted once the appointee is under contract. For more information on how we handle your data, take a look at our Information Security and Data Protection Policy.

How to apply

Applications will only be accepted via the application form below unless alternative arrangements are made. If you wish to make alternative arrangements or have any problems in using the site (for example, if you are experiencing digital exclusion or have specific accessibility requirements), please contact Gemma Lawrence or phone/text 07533 832467 to seek assistance in good time before the closing date of 11:59pm BST on 5th September 2021. Your interactions with us on accessibility will remain confidential and will not be shared with the recruitment panel. 

Download the job description and person specification and study it carefully prior to completing the application form below. We will use evidence of the skills and experience in your application, compared against our person specification, to select candidates for interview. Please make sure that you fit the requirements and demonstrate this in your answers to the questions on the application form.

As part of your application, please complete our Equal Opportunities Monitoring Survey. The application form will ask you to confirm that you have done so. NB: This is anonymous and the information provided will not affect your application in any way.

If you would like to discuss the role or have any questions, please contact Gemma Lawrence.

The closing date for applications is 11.59pm on Sunday 5th September 2021.

Interviews will be held remotely via MS Teams in the week commencing Monday 13th September and will include a 15-minute written exercise. Shortlisted candidates will be contacted via email to arrange.


NB: due to the fixed-term nature of the role and Creative Carbon Scotland’s circumstances, this opportunity is only open to those who already have the right to work in the UK.

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Creative Carbon Scotland is a partnership of arts organisations working to put culture at the heart of a sustainable Scotland. We believe cultural and creative organisations have a significant influencing power to help shape a sustainable Scotland for the 21st century.

In 2011 we worked with partners Festivals Edinburgh, the Federation of Scottish Threatre and Scottish Contemporary Art Network to support over thirty arts organisations to operate more sustainably.

We are now building on these achievements and working with over 70 cultural organisations across Scotland in various key areas including carbon management, behavioural change and advocacy for sustainable practice in the arts.

Our work with cultural organisations is the first step towards a wider change. Cultural organisations can influence public behaviour and attitudes about climate change through:

Changing their own behaviour;
Communicating with their audiences;
Engaging the public’s emotions, values and ideas.

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