Social Media and Communications Volunteer

Wednesday 19 September 2018
Vacancy type:
Office and administration
UKHQ Conservation Management

What we're looking for

There is no need to think that a world richer in nature, productive land management and a vibrant economy cannot co-exist. Indeed, in the long term our prosperity is dependent on what the planet can provide, and biodiversity is an important pillar of sustainability. The landowning and business communities can make a real difference. Commercial activities directly affect land and sea; through food production, forestry, resource winning, recreation and tourism, transport infrastructure, and urban development. The RSPB works in partnerships, sharing expertise with land managers and businesses so that nature can thrive alongside profitability and other land management objectives, creating a legacy that will be enjoyed by people thereafter. The RSPB has been working in partnerships with businesses for a number of years to create habitats, conserve rare species, and to provide a better environment in which to live. We work with land managers and businesses that can make a significant difference either on the ground or through supply chains. We value innovative and ambitious approaches as these will positively change the status quo. We encourage individual businesses to aspire to have a net-positive impact on the wildlife through their operations and their legacy. Our internal and external communications will be the first point of contact for a lot of people who are looking for information about our land management advice work through the Technical Advice Unit and the Business Advice Unit. Through social media we can network and engage with a broad range of audiences who will become excited and inspired about our work You will be part of a team who will work to a media plan to ensure there are regular relevant stories. We would encourage you to think of your own stories to share too, and to think about growing support and reaching new audiences.

The skills you need

We are looking for a highly motivated and enthusiastic volunteer who is likes a challenge, takes initiative and believes in paying close attention to detail. - Excellent communication skills - Experience in media, including social media - Experience in writing media stories - You will need basic conservation knowledge. - Able to interact and communicate effectively with other staff members - Wide knowledge of social media including Twitter

Your time

8 hours per week - flexible
All year round

What's in it for you?

This is a fantastic opportunity to get involved in the RSPB's conservation land management advice and media work and be at the forefront of creative and innovative solutions to help Save Nature. You'll meet people and sharpen your media skills

How to apply


Holly Jopson, UKHQ Conservation Management
Tel: 01767 680551


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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