Schools Outreach Promotions Assistant

Help us promote and resume our Schools Outreach projects in Manchester, Birmingham and Edinburgh. You'll work with a small team to consult with schools; the feedback will inform our decision-making.

Tuesday 22 December 2020
Vacancy type:
Office and administration
At home

What we're looking for

Our Schools Outreach Programme, designed to deepen children's connection to nature, was paused due to Covid-19. We have tested out Covid-compliant delivery measures and now want to resume this popular offer, providing free, curriculum-linked outdoor education sessions in school grounds. In three of the continuing cities (Edinburgh, Birmingham and Manchester) we currently do not have Schools Outreach Officers in post. We need your help to contact schools in those cities (mainly by telephone in the first instance) to: (a) inform them of our Covid-compliant delivery; (b) enquire about whether they are allowing visitors onto school premises, either now or when they are hoping/ planning to; (c) have an opportunity to initiate enquiries for bookings (by emailing appropriate information to interested schools). Your work will help to inform project decision-making, particularly regarding when to recruit new Schools Outreach Officers for these three cities.

The skills you need

Good telephone manner, with the ability to confidently promote our Schools Outreach offer (script/key points to convey will be provided). Good administrative skills, including basic computer literacy (so you can keep a record of your findings and actions). Good communication skills. An interest in education and/or conservation issues would be useful but not essential. Information about Schools Outreach can be found here:

Your time

5 hours per week (can be spread over a few days)
6-12 weeks
Jan-Feb/March 2021

What's in it for you?

An opportunity to contribute to the effectiveness of RSPB work, connect with other people (locally, at RSPB HQ and in other areas) and gain new skills. You'll be helping us to resume our valuable Schools Outreach programme, deepening children's connection with nature and inspiring them to take action to save it. 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


Rosalind Allen, UKHQ Education, Families and Youth Dept
Tel: 01767 680551


This is a homebased role - you will need access to a telephone and a computer. Appropriate training will be provided and expenses will be reimbursed 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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