South West advocacy assistant – Infecting the region with the RSPB's great policy materials!!

Wednesday 1 August 2018
Vacancy type:
Office and administration
At home

What we're looking for

The RSPB produces a bounty of high quality policy and advisory materials, but getting these to the right people at the right time and in the right form, is a tough task. We need help to do this much better across the South West. With a systematic approach, developing intelligence on the best target contacts, monitoring feedback, and with excellent forward planning with our busy office staff, we can get much better at influencing others to do the right thing for birds and the natural environment.

The skills you need

Reasonable computer skills, systematic approach, (preferably) access to internet.

Your time

One half to one day, per week
All year round

What's in it for you?

This project could provide an interesting overview of the breadth of the RSPBs policy and advocacy work (e.g. from energy to agricultural policy, to woodland management advice to identifying marine protected areas). As a new project, there is a real chance to shape the effectiveness of this 'campaign', and/or to develop it in certain directions. It might be of interest to a communications student, graduate or professional. Retired civil servants, or those with experience of local government, would have feel for the project. At times, when we are working more on a campaign footing, there is a chance to very actively contribute to the success of the RSPB in the region.

How to apply


Mark Robins, South West England Regional Office
Tel: 01392 432691


Appropriate training will be provided and expenses will be re-imbursed where necessary. The RSPB is the UK charity working to secure a healthy environment for birds and wildlife, helping to create a better world for all of us. We belong to BirdLife International, the global partnership of bird conservation organisations. Your time and skills could make a real difference to the work of the RSPB and it would be great if you could join us.

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