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Job Vacancy: CSPP is recruiting a Membership & Communications Intern

The Centre for Scottish Public Policy is recruiting a Membership & Communications Intern.

Details, including a full job description and terms, can be found on the Adopt an Intern website.

Work will include:

Membership Management and Development
• Routine communications with renewing members and new members. Ensuring members details processed and kept up to date in systems.
• Development and fulfilment of a marketing campaign to encourage new members.
• Following up all general enquiries, and researching leads through social media activity, newspapers, other media and networking events.
• Developing and improving the membership benefits offering.
• Conducting annual satisfaction survey.

• Updating website.
• Proactive and Reactive social media communications.
• Basic analysis of web and social media activity to assess where/how CSPP is making connections.
• Write & publish news bulletins and press announcements.
• Update contact management system.
• Attendance at events, which can involve late evening meetings, overnight stays and breakfast starts. (Additionally compensated for as required)

The closing date for applications is 25 February 2015, 5pm.

Please submit a CV and brief covering letter through the Adopt an Intern online application form on our website. All applications must be submitted by 5pm on the closing date. State a. your availability and b. relevant information on your skills/experience pertaining to the job spec. We do NOT accept e-mail applications unless otherwise stated.


Devolution 'best for business'

Deputy First Minister and Finance Secretary John Swinney is calling for further devolved powers on business to help generate growth, secure a better economic position and attract higher levels of investment for Scotland’s businesses.

The Deputy First Minister will take part in a panel discussion at the British Chambers of Commerce annual conference on the benefits of devolution for business. His message to delegates will be that Scotland’s impressive track record on devolved policies shows an approach tailored to local circumstances would give Scotland’s businesses the best economic position.

Source: Scottish Government.

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Scotland's Cities and Regions in a Global Smart Economy: The challenge of competing, collaborating and growing

Wednesday 13 May 2015, Edinburgh

CSPP members can receive a 10% discount to this event. Please email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to receive the discount code.

This MacKay Hannah conference will explore the challenges and opportunities for Scotland’s cities and regions in a globally competitive smart economy. It will look at how we both compete and collaborate with city regions in the rest of the UK and beyond and will focus on how Scotland's city regions can leverage old strengths and new opportunities to be dynamic creators of wealth and innovation into the future.

This conference will examine:

  • Scottish cities and Scottish Government strategy and policy
  • Collaboration and competition between city regions at home and abroad
  • Key economic drivers for city regions
  • Investment, partnership and growth
  • City and city region approaches in Europe and globally
  • Connecting urban, rural and remote Scotland’s economic growth
  • Smart, connected places: Combining digital and low carbon

For more information and to book your place, please go here.


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