Nature Friendly Farming Network Co-ordinator

Posted:
Tuesday 3 December 2019
Vacancy type:
Volunteering at home, Letter writing and campaigning
Location:
Scotland Headquarters, Species & Land Management

What we're looking for

The Nature Friendly Farming Network (NFFN) are a group of farmers who have come together to champion a way of farming which is sustainable and good for nature. We come from a range of backgrounds big and small, organic and conventional and are passionate about ensuring our countryside is productive and bursting with wildlife. We believe agriculture needs to be profitable and sustainable, and that farmers should receive adequate payments for undertaking environmental and nature friendly activities. NFFN Scotland are looking for someone who can help with the promotion of the network across Scotland with the aim of increasing the number of farmers and public who support our work. Together we will work to secure better policies for food and farming in Scotland, raising awareness of nature friendly farming, our shared insights and experiences. Help us demonstrate that farming and nature can and must go hand in hand.

The skills you need

- Interest in biodiversity, climate change, and how food and farming can help - Experience working with people - Good communication skills - Good organisational skills Desirable - Experience with campaigning - Experience with event organisation - Social media - Experience with political advocacy

Your time

Minimum:
5+ hours per week (up to two days/week dependent on volunteer's availability)
Duration:
Ongoing
Period:
All year round

What's in it for you?

You will be helping to develop the Nature Friendly Farming work in Scotland, strengthening the case for better food and farming policies in Scotland. You will join a network of passionate farmers and crofters who want to see change in Scotland. You will get the opportunity to gain skills in campaigning, networking and advocacy working with members of the Nature Friendly Farming Network, RSPB and other environmental non-government organisations staff. 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 and the work of the Nature Friendly Farming Network.

How to apply

Contact

Chris Bailey, Scotland Headquarters, Species & Land Management
Tel: 0131 317 4100
Email: Chris.Bailey@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 organizations. Your time and skills could make a real difference to the work of the RSPB and the Nature Friendly Farming Network, it would be great if you could join us.

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