Policy and Membership Director (Scotland) - British Holiday & Home Parks Association

Organisation: Eden Scott

Salary: £50,000pa - £65,000pa - can be FT or PT

Location: Work from home - Scotland

Eden Scott is delighted to be working with the British Holiday and Home Parks Association (BH&HPA), founded with the exclusive objective of representing and serving those who own or manage holiday, residential, tenting, touring and glamping parks. Membership is for those who own and manage park establishments providing holiday caravans, chalets, park homes, camping, touring and glamping pitches and all forms of self-catering accommodation in the park setting.

The Association is committed to lobbying and representing BH&HPA members’ interests to government and policymakers at all levels and advises members on all aspects of park management, through advice services, publications, seminars, an authoritative Journal, website and an annual conference and exhibition.

The Association’s strategy is directed by park owners and managers to provide services tailored to the needs of the industry.

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the team as Policy and Membership Director – Scotland.

This role represents the interests of the industry in Scotland to Scottish Government, Scottish Tourism Alliance, VisitScotland and other decision-makers and opinion formers where relevant and will provide valuable advice to BH&HPA Scotland members and will be instrumental in  growing the membership in Scotland as well as engaging current members, and supporting the work of the Association across the broader UK as required.  

This role will organise and execute projects as resolved by BH&HPA Scotland Central Committee including but not restricted to BH&HPA Scotland Conference, AGM, Members’ Annual Dinner, Branch meetings, BH&HPA Scotland stand at The Scottish Caravan, Motorhome & Holiday Home Show 

This role can be home-based at any location in Scotland with frequent travel to other locations on (BH&HPA) business and is available at flexible working hours to suit the individual between three and five days per week,

Key responsibilities of the role include:


Network, build and maintain effective relationships with individuals and organisations related to and with influence on industry matters, e.g. Scottish Government, VisitScotland, Scottish Tourism Alliance.
Ensure industry representation on established forums, such as Cross Party Tourism Group, STA Council, Scottish Caravan & Camping Forum etc and attendance at appropriate events such as STA Industry Conference, Scottish Tourism Week events and Parliamentary tourism receptions.
Prepare and present the industry’s responses to Scottish Government consultations through drawing on the expertise of the Association’s retained advisers, discussions with SCC members and the experience of other industry members.
Keep BH&HPA Director General informed of all developments in Scottish regulation and parliamentary affairs as they impact on the industry in a format and timing to be agreed.
Report to BH&HPA Scotland Central Committee and all members with parks in Scotland on developments in Scottish regulations and parliamentary affairs as they impact on the industry, both via email where appropriate and in person at meetings of the SCC.


Maintain and develop expertise in areas of government and regulatory policy as they relate to the industry, in order to provide advice to members and lobby on their behalf.
Maintain close relationships via regular contact with BH&HPA Scotland National Legal, Planning and Rating advisers.
Receive and respond to enquiries from BH&HPA members with parks in Scotland by telephone, e-mail and correspondence, referring onwards to Scottish National advisers where appropriate.
Compile update emails to all members with parks in Scotland on developments in Scottish regulations and parliamentary affairs as they impact on the industry.

Meeting and Committee Secretariat

Provide secretariat for all BH&HPA Scotland Central Committee meetings (4-6 per annum), Branch meetings (6 per annum) and any other meetings as required, including for the Scottish Caravan & Camping Forum (2 per annum) when BH&HPA holds the position of Chair.
Identify possible co-optees for the Scottish Central Committee.


Prepare material related to the parks industry in Scotland to be published in the News from Scotland section of each edition of the BH&HPA Journal.
Prepare a summary of the headline points of BH&HPA Scotland’s year for submission each year.


Propose, organise and execute an annual BH&HPA Scotland conference/AGM, Members’ annual dinner, seminars, exhibition stands, Branch meetings, social events for members and other projects, as resolved by the BH&HPA Scotland Central Committee, in consultation with and within budget levels agreed in advance with the Director General.


Prepare draft budgets for all BH&HPA Scotland expenditure within the Association’s overall annual budget review.
To be responsible for expenditure on behalf of BH&HPA Scotland within the agreed budget.
Source sponsorship from National Associate members for the BH&HPA Scotland annual conference.

Support to, Liaison and Coordination with BH&HPA Central Office

Execute or assist with UK projects as required by the Director General.
Attend BH&HPA central office when required for training and appraisal purposes
Cooperation with BH&HPA central office staff to ensure maximum efficiency – e.g. working with them on arrangements for dispatch of circulars and information to Scottish members and on any other relevant matters
Ensure full communication between Scotland and BH&HPA central office

We are seeking a candidate with the following:

Driving Licence, valid for driving within the UK and own car.
A flexible and supportive nature, ideally with experience of working in a supportive membership role or similar and experience on representing an organisation on committees.
The post holder needs to understand and know the Scottish landscape politically and can get behind campaigns and lobbying.
The BH&HPA requires a strong communicator, someone with excellent people skills and who will do what it takes to support their members.
Candidates must have some IT and marketing experience and have worked on a CRM system.

This role offers an excellent competitive salary within a range of £50,000pa – £65,000pa dependent on experience (pro rata for part time hours) plus benefits that include contributory pension of 10% after one years’ service and private health after six months service.

Eden Scott is dealing exclusively with the BH&HPA on this vacancy so to be considered for this exciting opportunity with a truly unique employer, please submit your CV online or to or for an informal chat or to receive the full role information pack and job description please email or call Sally at 07776 662506.

Closing date for applications 12.00noon Monday 12th June 2023.

Application Deadline: Monday 12/06/2023