RSPB staff at work at The Lodge, headquarters. Paul Langshaw, writing up some of the day's tasks on a white board, in the Transport office, Sandy, Bedfordshire

How to apply

Recruiting the right people is so important, so our managers deal with their own vacancies. Find out more here.

Your application

Because recruiting the right people is so important to the RSPB our managers deal with their own vacancies and each role will give you details of who to contact for questions and who to send your completed application to.

Our role profile and additional information (where applicable) tell you everything you need to know. 

Depending on the type of role we may ask you to complete our application form or send in a CV with a supporting statement. Please make sure you follow the instructions for the role you are applying for. 

When applying it’s important that you don’t just tell us what you can do. We want to know how you have applied your skills, knowledge and experience and how this will help you succeed in the role you are applying for.

Couple filling in form with RSPB Staff member

What happens next?

The RSPB is committed to keeping you informed about your application.

Once you have submitted your application we will confirm it has been received immediately and let you know if you have been selected for interview within four weeks of the closing date. 

If you are selected for interview we will contact you to make the necessary arrangements. 

Our interviews are conducted by a panel of at least two people and are competency based.

We will let you know in advance if there will be any practical tests or if you need to prepare a presentation. 

You will have the opportunity to ask us questions about the role and how we work. We will also let you know when to expect to hear about the outcome of the interview.

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