Publicity Assistant – Norwich Volunteering Team

Work with the Eastern England Volunteering Development Team, to help the region and its local groups to promote their volunteer vacancies and special events.

Saturday 1 September 2018
Vacancy type:
Office and administration, Publicity and promotional, Retail and marketing
Eastern England Regional Office

What we're looking for

It's simple fact that the RSPB would not exist without volunteers. They founded the organisation, and have always remained an integral part of the core work that we do. For example, did you know that volunteers make up over 80% of the RSPB's workforce, and that they often take the lead on events, surveying, fundraising and educational projects outside of RSPB reserves? There is already over 1500 volunteers contributing to the RSPB's work in the East of England, but we're always looking for more to help us reach our ambitious targets to save nature in the region. We are now looking for a volunteer who could help us promote our volunteer vacancies, as well as advertise the exciting trips, events and project work lead by our region's local community groups. This role will likely include: - Creating social media posts to advertise regional volunteering vacancies. - Creating posters for reserves to advertise their volunteer vacancies. - Updating the RSPB's profile on external volunteer recruitment websites. - Exploring alternative methods of promoting RSPB volunteer vacancies, and making recommendations on how we take these forward. - Using RSPB social media channels to promote our region's local group events. - Providing advice and support to specific Local Group volunteers on their use of social media, and update / maintain their accounts where necessary. So, if you're feeling particularly creative and have experience using social media, why not get in touch. You could help us find the right volunteers for the right roles, and play a major part in maintaining and expand our operations in the region. You'll also be assisting our local groups to continue to promote nature conservation in their local areas. Help us make a positive impact on nature in Eastern England today!

The skills you need

Essential Skills... - Experienced user of social media (Facebook and Twitter). - Skilled with Microsoft Office (Word, Powerpoint and Publisher). - Confident user of email. - Good communication skills. - Works well independently, as well as part of a team. - Friendly, approachable and happy to engage in conversation with other volunteers. Desirable Knowledge... - Experience in advertising and events promotion.

Your time

One day per week (can be split into two half-days)
All year round

What's in it for you?

Ever wondered what it would be like to work in a role where you can make a real impact to nature conservation in England? Now is your chance to use your skills to make a BIG difference! EVERY new member of the public we engage with at our events, EVERY new volunteer we recruit and EVERY local community group we motivate, really does make a significant contribution towards our objectives to save nature! We'll give you the tools you need to make the most of your publicity skills and ideas, and enable you to make an impact in this role. You'll also become part of a friendly, like-minded, skilled team of staff and volunteers who will welcome you on board. We'll make sure there is always a supply of tea, coffee and the occasional cake too! Does this sound like the role for you? If so, read on.

How to apply


Drew Lyness, Eastern England Regional Office
Tel: 01603 660066


Appropriate training will be provided, including essential data protection and safeguarding e-learning courses. 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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