RSPB North Bucks Local Group - Group Leader

Are you a great communicator, have well honed people management and organisational skills and the ability to inspire others?

Monday 14 September 2020
Vacancy type:
Volunteering at home, Community groups
At home

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 illustrated talks and outdoor walks, fundraise and campaign for the RSPB and attend local community events to inspire people to support the RSPB. We're looking for the right individual to lead the North Bucks Local Group. Responsibilities: Lead the group committee and ensure each committee member has clearly defined roles and responsibilities and provide support and encouragement as required. Manage group committee meetings and AGMs and ensure a completed annual report is sent to RSPB HQ annually. Maintain two way communication with your regional RSPB Local Groups Officer and seek guidance/advice where needed.

The skills you need

Good communication and interpersonal skills (including public speaking) - friendly and approachable with the enthusiasm and ability to motivate others and work with a wide range of people from different backgrounds and of different ages. Sound delegation and organisational skills and the ability to be diplomatic, reassuring and positive. Willing to take time to ensure group volunteers feel recognised and appreciated. Creative, forward thinking, willing to try new things. Able to identify areas that may need change, implementing change in a sensitive manner. Computer literate with internet and email access, and a willingness to engage with internet-based methods of communication, including video-calling and social media. A commitment to the work of the RSPB, eager to inspire people to care about what the RSPB is trying to achieve. Respect the need for ensuring the group adheres to GDPR regulations and RSPB's policies and procedures whilst volunteering and co-operate with members of staff to achieve the aims of the charity.

Your time

A few hours each week
Maximum 5 year term of office
All year round

What's in it for you?

You'll get to meet new people and make new friends! You can utilise your skills to further develop the group and help ensure the RSPB and the group work together effectively. Perhaps the most rewarding aspect of being a local group leader is knowing that you're really making a difference in inspiring others to help save nature. 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


George LeeHarris, At home
Email: George.LeeHarris@RSPB.ORG.UK


The area covered by the RSPB North Bucks Local Group includes Milton Keynes, Leighton Buzzard, Buckingham and the surrounding area. The group usually meet at the City Discovery Centre in north Milton Keynes (MK13). For more about the group visit their website at 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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