September 01 2022



Role Description

Can you help us deliver an excellent service to our members? We are looking for a Public Affairs Manager to support the work of CPT Scotland’s Director as we build and promote the case for a supportive policy framework for the bus and coach sector in Scotland.

You will work with the CPT Scotland Director to ensure CPT’s key messages and policy positions, as agreed by our membership, are successfully represented to political audiences. You will engage with the Scottish Government, Scottish Parliament, MSPs and decision makers in relevant Scottish agencies. As required, you will also ensure CPT Scotland is represented to Scottish local and regional transport authorities and you will liaise with CPT UK and CPT Wales on wider political issues.

Early tasks will include monitoring the policy landscape as it pertains to the public transport sector, representing our members’ interests to the Scottish Government and Transport Scotland, and establishing strong relationships with MSPs in the Scottish Parliament.

The role allows for a hybrid working pattern. Our office is based in central Edinburgh. Travel to attend meetings across Scotland may be required.

About You

You will be an excellent communicator, with a flair for policy and sound political judgement.

You will have held a relevant policy or parliamentary role within an organisation or will have direct experience working in the Scottish Parliament or Government.

You will have a naturally collaborative working style, and will thrive in a growing, dynamic and creative team. While we do not expect you to have an in-depth knowledge of the bus and coach sectors, you should be able to demonstrate an ability to learn and adapt to new challenges and will be motivated to contribute towards a supportive policy environment for bus and coach across Scotland.

A fuller list of key tasks and person specifications is attached below as Annex A. Interested applicants should submit their CV and a covering letter outlining what has attracted them to this position and what they could bring to it.

How to Apply

All applications should include a recent CV and a covering letter and should be sent to

Interviews for the position will be held in September 2022

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