Our working values

The RSPB exists to save nature and the challenge is huge.

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Our People Statement

We can only save nature through people: all people. We’re committed to making the RSPB somewhere everyone can thrive and live our shared values. We want you to feel proud of the work we do and supported to be yourself. Everyone has a role in creating our future, and we’re committed to further developing the RSPB as a great place to work and volunteer.

For more on our commitment please refer to the RSPB Equality, Diversity and Inclusion policy.

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Our shared values

Our shared values are the core beliefs or principles that guide our actions. They are: courage, clarity, collaboration, connection. 

Our values-led behaviours are the actions that demonstrate these beliefs. Guided by our values, they describe how we live our shared values in practice. 

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We have the courage to push boundaries and create change. We constructively challenge and hold ourselves and each other to account. We support each other in making brave decisions. 


We're clear and transparent on our purpose, priorities, decision-making processes, roles, responsibilities, and accountabilities. These are clearly defined by our leaders


We create an inclusive environment of trust and safety where everyone can share, contribute and work together. We’re open to each other, and to innovative ideas, actively listening and responding to contributions. We commit to doing what we say we’ll do, and we’re adaptable to achieve our aims. 


We value and respect each other for who we are and what we bring. We celebrate our connections. We’re stronger through mutual support and respect. 

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