Education Communications Officer

Monday 26 August 2019
Vacancy type:
Office and administration, Publicity and promotional, Inspiring young people, Volunteering at home
Scotland Headquarters,Fundraising & Communications

What we're looking for

The RSPB stands out as a leader in conservation and believes in a world richer in nature. This is our vision and we are looking for enthusiastic people who can join us on this journey. You have an opportunity to be part of our passionate and dedicated team, working to grow support for our education and engagement work throughout Scotland. We are looking for someone with the knowledge, experience and enthusiasm to support our Scotland Education, Families & Youth team across a number of national communications including publications, social media and network mailing lists related to environmental education and behaviour change. The successful applicant will provide professional expertise to ensure smooth running of the team's communications activities. This is a role within an ambitious but friendly work environment. If this sounds like the right role for you and you want to work for an organisation where you can make a real difference Saving Nature, then we look forward to receiving your application

The skills you need

• An excellent understanding of the environment education sector including the Scottish Curriculum for Excellence, Learning for Sustainability and/or the outdoor learning arena • Some Experience in the field of communications and knowledge of different communications channels • Strong organisational skills including developing and maintaining administrative systems. • Excellent verbal and written English, with strong interpersonal skills • Basic knowledge of image and video editing software (an advantage but not essential) • Accuracy and attention to detail • Bags of enthusiasm and a natural at communicating your passion for nature • Interest in helping RSPB meet its goal to save nature. • Ability to work as part of a team as well as independently. • Good computer and database skills. • Research skills. • Be able to volunteer for at least six hours per week on a regular basis

Your time

6 hours per week
6-12 months ideally with plenty of flexibility
All year round

What's in it for you?

• A clearly defined role and work framework for the year • Exposure to how media, digital and policy work operates and how communication strategies are developed • Develop knowledge of how outdoor learning links to the Scottish curriculum • Learn about the history and context of environment sector in Scotland • Build on existing skills and learn and develop new skills. • One-to-one support and guidance from experienced RSPB staff. • In-house training and career development opportunities • Enhanced CV by volunteering with a well-known charity. • The chance to enjoy being part of an inspiring team. The RSPB is an active and exciting conservation charity, the largest in Europe! We can help you gain skills and give you a valuable insight into our work.

How to apply


Laura Copley, Scotland Headquarters,Fundraising & Communications
Tel: 0131 317 4100


Appropriate training will be provided and expenses will be reimbursed where necessary. The RSPB speaks out for birds and wildlife, tackling the problems that threaten our environment. We rely upon memberships and donations to fund our work. By volunteering your time and skills, you could make a real difference to the work of the RSPB. Nature is amazing – help us keep it that way.

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