Reserve newsletter editor & blogger (Pagham Harbour and Medmerry)

If you've got good creative writing and interpersonal skills, this could be the role for you!

Tuesday 31 October 2017
Vacancy type:
Office and administration
Pagham Harbour & Medmerry Nature Reserves

What we're looking for

RSPB Pagham Harbour is a peaceful nature reserve, one of the few undeveloped stretches of the Sussex coast, and an internationally important wetland site for wildlife. RSPB Medmerry is just a stone's throw from Pagham Harbour, with new mudflats, tidal lagoons, saltmarsh, wildlife-friendly farmland and dragonfly-rich ditches. We're looking for someone with bags of creativity, excellent writing skills (including sound spelling/grammar), a talent for sharp editing skills to be editor for our reserves volunteer newsletter, reserve bulletins and blogs. There is plenty of scope for volunteering from home in this role, or at the reserve office on either weekends or weekdays if you prefer. Tasks include: •Producing a regular newsletter for reserve volunteers six times a year (every 2 months). We currently use MS Word though MS Publisher is also an option. •Producing short/quick reserve bulletins for Pagham & Medmerry volunteers (between newsletters). •Writing volunteer features for the nature reserve blog. Training relevant to the role would be provided before starting , and you'd be supported every step of the way by the Reserve Volunteer Co-ordinator and reserve team.

The skills you need

Essential: •Excellent creative writing & sharp editing skills •Friendly, approachable, strong interpersonal skills •Good organisational & planning skills •Ability to use initiative and work without direct supervision •Enjoy working as part of a small team •At times you'd be working with confidential information so we'd need you to respect this. •Computer literate *An interest in the work of a nature reserve and RSPB

Your time

one day a week (weekend or weekdays)
All year round

What's in it for you?

The opportunity to be an essential part of the team at an RSPB reserve. Meet new people, staff and fellow volunteers alike, learn new skills and put existing ones into practice. The RSPB is the largest conservation charity in Europe and we can help you gain new skills and give you a valuable insight into our work.

How to apply


Roy Newnham, Pagham Harbour & Medmerry Nature Reserves
Tel: 01243 641508


The RSPB would reimburse you for all out of pocket expenses, invite you to volunteer thank you events, send copies of our bi-annual volunteer newsletter and give you ongoing support in your role. The RSPB works for a healthy environment rich in birds and wildlife. It relies on the support and generosity of volunteers to make a difference. The RSPB is the UK Partner of the global federation of conservation organisations, Birdlife International.

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