Editorial Assistant Volunteer

Posted:
Tuesday 13 February 2018
Vacancy type:
Office and administration
Location:
RSPB Headquarters

What we're looking for

We are looking for a volunteer with excellent communication skills who will be able to make our youth and adult members feel a valued part of the RSPB whilst assisting with important administrative and editorial tasks within a fast-paced, friendly team. Have you had previous experience in an editorial team? Then this role may be right up your street. Continuing the conversation with our members after they have received our communications is absolutely essential to the values of the RSPB. We are a member-based charity and without continued support from our supporters we would be unable to continue our vital conservation work in the UK and globally. When people write a letter or email to the RSPB, we want them to feel inspired and passionate about nature and the RSPB from our response. From children to adults we seek continued lifetime support and know our readers and members really value getting a response from us. As an editorial volunteer you will: - Connect with members via email and post to ensure they feel they've been heard. - Proofread communications in order to provide supporters with the best content possible. - Working with Direct Marketing Officer, engage with youth culture to ensure that competitions are relevant and promoting connections to nature.

The skills you need

- Communicating with supporters to provide the best answers and correspondence for audience needs - Organisation to prioritise work load and time - Flexibility and adaptability to take on tasks as and when they come up, whilst potentially hot-desking - Confidence to take initiative when communicating with supporters

Your time

Minimum:
1-2 days a week
Duration:
To start now and ongoing
Period:
All year round

What's in it for you?

You will be working with an award-winning magazine team at the hub of supporter communications, with the potential to learn about every aspect of the RSPB's important conservation work. Collaborating with teams across the organisation, the Supporter Publications team produce over 25 supporter communications providing the best and most relevant content to members and regular givers. With a wide range of correspondence and different audiences you will be communicating many messages and will get to know the RSPB's stance on various topics from global topics such as saving vultures and albatross to welcoming wildlife to our gardens. You will have a dedicated line manager who will support you every step of the way. You will have the opportunity to learn about all aspects of the RSPB's conservation work.

How to apply

Contact

Emma Lacy, RSPB Headquarters
Tel: 01767 680551
Email: Emma.Lacy@rspb.org.uk

Notes

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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