Wildlife Explorer Communications & Media Volunteer

To set up and maintain various social media platforms for the local group to grow local support and increase active participation in group activities

Saturday 21 April 2018
Vacancy type:
Community groups
At home

What we're looking for

As part of the RSPB's aim to connect as many children as possible to nature, we are looking for someone to support Edinburgh Wildlife Explorer Youth group for young people ages 11-16. A key part of your role will be to help promote and celebrate the monthly activities of our Edinburgh Phoenix Group. Alongside the main Leader you will plan and deliver a variety of exciting mixed-media content to help promote and celebrate the group achievements and goings on in addition to managing our website.

The skills you need

Essential: bags of enthusiasm and a natural at communicating your passion for nature to young people understanding of what media and content would appeal to an audience of 11-16 year olds Good organisational and planning skills Excellent written and verbal communication The ability to work on multiple projects at one time Good attention to detail and accuracy Strong IT skills Good knowledge of promotion and marketing techniques Self-motivation Good creative skills

Your time

6 hours per month
On going
All year

What's in it for you?

Build on existing skills and learn & develop new skills in using social media, communications and PR. An excellent opportunity to play a vital part in inspiring young people about wildlife, birds, the environment and conservation. RSPB In-house training and career development opportunities. Support and guidance from experienced RSPB staff. Free membership to PVG disclosure scheme, plus safeguarding and health & safety training. Enhanced CV by volunteering with a well-known and exciting conservation charity, the largest in Europe! Enjoy being part of a professional team. Tasks will include: Developing a communications plan to increase awareness and recognition for the group and RSPB over the course of a year. Collating and analysing current communications and messages and ensuring consistency. Developing and co-designing with young group members inspiring content for a variety of promotional media inline with our safeguarding and social media policies: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Blogs, Vlogs, press releases, posters, fliers to secure and grow media coverage both online and offline. Regularly coordinating and responding to emails from the Wildlife Explorer group leader to ensure content is in line with activities Keeping a portfolio of stories and media content records that can be used by RSPB for feedback and evaluation. Maintaining contact and working with the Youth and Families officer to ensure Safeguarding and Social Media policies are being adhered to. Because you will be linked in with other RSPB pages, you will get to learn about the wider work of the RSPB on a national and regional level, as well as building new relationships with local wildlife interest groups.

How to apply


Christina Skounti, Scotland Headquarters,Fundraising & Communications
Tel: 0131 317 4100
Email: Christina.Skounti@RSPB.ORG.UK


In line with our Safeguarding policy, all applicants are subject to an Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (England and Wales), Access NI in Northern Ireland, or a PVG Scheme registration check from Volunteer Scotland in Scotland. You will need to attend a days training course during your first year. 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 8643