Community Engagement Assistant

We are looking for people to give talks and visit community groups to increase the profile and awareness of the work of the RSPB and Sherwood Forest

Friday 5 April 2019
Vacancy type:
Publicity and promotional, Inspiring young people, Volunteering at home

What we're looking for

Community outreach and engagement is important for the success of our reserves. By building relationships with the local community and visitors, we better understand the people that use the reserves so we know how what to deliver. It is also important to tell people about who we are and why we're doing conservation on their doorstep. You will visit community groups and RSPB local groups in the wide vicinity of Sherwood Forest to give talks about the RSPB and our work at Sherwood Forest. You will help to develop and promote community activities at Sherwood Forest, to increase engagement with nature activities, walks and events. You will attend seek out and attend community events and activities outside of Sherwood Forest to represent the RSPB and pass on our messages. You will be a key part of our important work to give nature a home by showing people the work we do nationally, internationally, and where our communities live and work, and how they can be a part of it.

The skills you need

To be confident in speaking to people and groups, setting up presentation equipment and in knowledge about the work of the RSPB and Sherwood - we can help you with this. To be passionate about conservation, and care about engaging people with nature.

Your time

One day per week
All year round

What's in it for you?

We will provide any visual aids, resources and reference material required for you to give your talks. You will have the opportunity to meet new people with like interests in the region and have the chance to develop new skills. You will be a part of our wider Sherwood team and the RSPB, helping to spread our messages and building support for the future. You will be given training and support to help you develop your knowledge of the RSPB and the site. You will have the chance to work in different communities and with different groups, sharing your interests, and with a flexible approach to suit you. You will have a line manager who can help support you in your role, and who will enable any development you want or need.

How to apply


Kathryn Hearn, Various locations
Email: sherwoodforest@RSPB.ORG.UK


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.

Reference number 8427