What we're looking for
We need you to lead our Portsmouth Local Group! You don't need to be an expert in birds - people skills are much more important for this role which is a fantastic opportunity to help transform our work and have a direct impact locally. RSPB local groups are run by volunteers to promote the aims of the RSPB in the local community. They offer RSPB members and the public the opportunity to get more involved in our work to save nature. Groups run activities like indoor talks and outdoor walks. They fundraise and campaign for the RSPB and attend local community events to inspire people to support the RSPB. Responsibilities can include: - Leading the group and developing a range of activities designed to encourage wide participation from the group membership and to attract new group members. - Attending a two day group leaders training workshop at our headquarters in Bedfordshire within your first year in role. - Ensuring the group is well run, including committee meetings; ensuring the AGM business includes an annual report of activities, a financial report and elections to the committee; set, or approve, the agenda for committee meetings and for the AGM; and introducing guest speakers at indoor talks evenings. - Ensuring a completed local group annual report and annual financial return is sent to RSPB HQ annually. - Providing support and encouragement to group volunteers. - Maintaining a two way communication with your RSPB Office and HQ in order to: disseminate any important news updates and messages to the committee and membership; seek guidance/advice where needed; notify the regional office of any changes to the committee.