Volunteer Science Communicator

Posted:
Monday 26 March 2018
Vacancy type:
Inspiring young people, Community groups
Location:
SHQ, Fundraising & Communications

What we're looking for

We are looking to create a team of people with knowledge of Science Communication who want to grow their experience in working within a science-based organisation. You will be taking on an exciting public-facing role, delivering science related messages during RSPB Scotland events and activities to a range of audiences including young people, families, and other non-specialist groups. The role will involve: ? Engaging with and disseminating scientific research to a variety of non-specialist audiences; ? Developing resources for activities and sourcing materials (depending on your experience and availability); ? Delivering workshops.

The skills you need

To excel in this role, you will: ? Be a confident and enthusiastic communicator experienced in a public-facing role; ? Have a demonstrable interest in natural sciences and conservation, be comfortable with scientific information; ? Have considerable tact and diplomacy and be prepared to be challenged on controversial scientific topics; ? Be charismatic, creative and able to engage and inspire a range of audiences; ? Be able to work as a part of a team and on your own; ? Be available during holiday periods and weekends. Experience in education or informal learning would be a great advantage.

Your time

Minimum:
Adhoc
Duration:
Ongoing
Period:
All year round

What's in it for you?

This is a unique opportunity that will allow you to work with teams from across the organisation and make a real difference to how we deliver our events programme. You will meet and work with a wide range of interesting people involved in science communication and public engagement. You will have a choice of various events to take part in and (depending on your experience and availability) gain valuable experience of developing engaging materials for some of them. You will be entirely supported by our experienced staff who will give you insight into our organisation and its aims. You will also be given full induction and science communication training. The certificate you will receive upon completion will be a fantastic addition to your CV.

How to apply

Contact

Nicola Bell, SHQ, Fundraising & Communications
Tel: 0131 317 4100
Email: nicola.bell@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.

Reference number 8605