Share Our Shores Communication volunteer

Friday 16 February 2018
Vacancy type:
Office and administration, Letter writing and campaigning
Old Hall Marshes

What we're looking for

Recreational pressure on the Essex coastline, which is internationally important for its breeding and wintering birds, is increasing. This role will play an important part in spreading the word amongst estuary user groups so that they are aware of and respond positively too these threatened species. We are looking for a good communicator with a creative mind, who can build relations with people, groups and organisations to help protect beach-nesting birds around the Essex coast. You will be working with RSPB and EWT to design and implement an effective communications plan to deliver key messages that will be instrumental in these species' conservation. Examples of work include designing promotional material, identifying user groups and building relationships with key members of the local community empowering them to spread the word about these species.

The skills you need

Flexibility, good oral and written communication skills, design background, friendly and outgoing nature, good IT skills, an ability to get on with a wide range of people from different backgrounds and interests. Driving Licence.

Your time

1 day per week
All year round

What's in it for you?

A chance to use your skills and experience to make a positive change around our coastline for these important species. You will meet a wide range of people from different backgrounds and interests, work with passionate and skilled staff and volunteers from two high class charities, this role offers an opportunity to make a real difference on the ground to the conservation of our beach-nesting birds in Essex.

How to apply


Kieren Alexander, Old Hall Marshes
Tel: 01621 869015


We would reimburse you for all reasonable out- of- pocket expenses, invite you to volunteer events, and of course give you ongoing support in your role. The RSPB is the largest wildlife conservation charity in Europe 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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