What we're looking for
RSPB local groups are run by volunteers to promote the aims of the RSPB in the local community. They offer RSPB members and the public the opportunity to get more involved in our work to save nature. Groups run activities like indoor talks and outdoor walks. They fundraise and campaign for the RSPB and attend local community events to inspire people to support the RSPB. Importantly you don't need to be an expert in birds - people skills are much more important for this role. Responsibilities: To deputise for the leader of the group and assist the development of a range of activities designed to encourage wide participation from the group membership and to attract new group members. Attend a two day group leaders training workshop at our headquarters in Bedfordshire within your first year in role. Help ensure the group has a minimum of three committee meetings each year; help ensure the AGM business includes an annual report of activities, a financial report and elections to the committee; help set, or approve, the agenda for committee meetings and for the AGM; help ensure there is always someone from the group who takes responsibility for introducing guest speakers at indoor talks evenings. Help maintain a two way communication with your Regional/Country Office and HQ in order to: disseminate any important news updates and messages to the committee and membership; seek guidance/advice where needed; notify the regional office of any changes to the committee.