Volunteer marketing & digital content intern


Harbourside House, 110 Commercial St, Edinburgh EH6 6NF.

How many volunteers are needed?


How many hours per day/per week are you needed?

2-4 days per week.

On which days are you needed?


On what date do we want you to start? 

As early as possible, but latest by early May 2018.

End Date

12-week volunteer internship.

Minimum commitment we require from you

2 days per week for 12 weeks.

Objective(s) of your volunteer role:

The Edinburgh Living Landscape is a long-term vision to ensure that nature is at the heart of the city’s future. The partnership is working to demonstrate that investment in the natural environment makes economic sense as well as healthier urban ecosystems for people and biodiversity. To do this we need to integrate nature into neighbourhoods across the city.

Volunteering with the Scottish Wildlife Trust, you will help develop the partnerships communications activities – liaising with other partners to generate content and ideas to communicate the key messages. You will manage and curate social media accounts and attend a minimum of 2 events to promote Edinburgh Living Landscape with a focus on the Pollinator Pledge, and possibly organise a celebration event depends on skills. The role will help build the Edinburgh Living Landscape brand by creating online content that helps tell the story of the partnership.

This role will help you develop your skills and give you experience in delivering high quality content in a professional environment. You will have the opportunity to work with dedicated conservation professionals while putting your communication skill to good use.


  • Manage and curate social media accounts.
  • Managing Edinburgh Living Landscape Facebook and Twitter accounts.
  • Liaising with partners to create new content.
  • Interacting with social media users.
  • Implement existing and develop new ways to promote the Pollinator Pledge.
  • Lead on the delivery of the Pollinator Pledge.
  • Develop and implement plans for a pollinator habitat photo diary.
  • Work with Partners’ PR and Communications staff to develop synergies across ELL-related communications.
  • Organise and manage a pollinator promotion event.
  • Depending on skills and time-commitment.

Skills and Abilities

  • Excellent spoken and written communication skills.
  • IT literate – experience of managing social media and using Microsoft Office products.
  • Ability to work unsupervised and use initiative.
  • Passionate about wildlife and the environment.
  • Initiative, can work without supervision.
  • Flexible, likes to work as part of a team.
  • Approachable, friendly.


This role will provide the opportunity to gain experience in a wide range of PR and marketing activities and be part of an experienced team. The position will be supported by the Living Landscapes Project Manager.  Training for individual tasks will be as needed.

Reimbursement of travel costs is available (note the Trust favours sustainable transport options), branded clothing will be provided.

We will follow up at least 1 reference before appointing.

If you are aged between 18-30 this internship could be part of a Project Scotland placement.

How to Apply

To apply, visit the volunteer page of our website:


Who is the contact person/line manager for enquiries? 

Hebe Carus: hcarus@scottishwildlifetrust.org.uk

Closing date for applications:

Thursday 26th April 2018, although for an exceptional candidate we will close earlier

When will interviews be held?

Week commencing 7th May 2018.

Please mention ConservationJobs.co.uk when applying for this job!

Key Information


Scottish Wildlife Trust




Part Time


Entry Level


Administration, Biodiversity, Campaigning, Communication, Education, Marketing, Nature & Wildlife


Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Application Deadline:

Not specified, apply soon.

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