Saving Nature through Local Groups Project Officer

We are looking to develop a vision for the future with our Local Groups and invest in developing their capability, confidence and skills to work in new ways so that they feel empowered to take action

Posted:
Tuesday 17 August 2021
Vacancy type:
Office and administration, Volunteering at home
Location:
At home

What we're looking for

At the RSPB we are passionate about nature. We run a variety of projects to help connect, inspire and mobilise more people to save nature. We're looking for someone to support the delivery of a project using the RSPB's Project Management Framework! As an organisation we are on a journey to put people at the heart of our mission to save nature. A key player in this is our UK network of Local Groups, led by skilled and passionate volunteers that deliver grassroots activities in their local communities such as fundraising, talks, campaigning events and much more. As part of this project, we are looking to develop a vision for the future with our Local Groups and invest in developing their capability, confidence and skills to work in new ways so that they feel empowered to take action for the nature they care about- and so we can have the greatest impact for nature! We are looking for a passionate volunteer project officer, to join the team in day to day running of the project, supporting with communications, administration and other elements of the project delivery. What you will be doing: • Undertaking activities to deliver project outputs and objectives in accordance with project plan • Support in the design and delivery of co-design workshops that will take place in autumn • Working with the team to ensure that actions are delivered to agreed standards of quality and time • Producing relevant project documentation as directed by the project manager • Developing and delivering appropriate communication activities - such as presentations and newsletters • Co-ordinating meetings and reports to the project manager (and possibly project board) • Ensuring that risks and issues are highlighted to the project manager You'll be fully supported by the Project Manager, Project Officer and the rest of our Project Team.

The skills you need

We are looking for someone with the following essential experience and skills: • An eye for detail; • Some experience of project management and/or change management; • Confidence using Microsoft Office (including Excel); • Self-motivated and able to show initiative; • Excellent organisational skills; • Excellent communication skills; • Good team working skills; In order to undertake this role, you would also need to have access to a computer with internet, and an email address to keep in touch. It would also be desirable (but not essential) for you to have: • Experience of creating or delivering consultations and workshops to groups of people; • Experience with writing reports; • Experience of project management frameworks. Don't worry if you don't have the desirable skills at the moment. You'll be trained in everything you need to know beforehand and we'll support you in your role every step of the way.

Your time

Minimum:
Around 5-7 hours per week. This is a home-based role which can be flexible around your existing commitments.
Duration:
6 months
Period:
August 2021

What's in it for you?

This role offers an exciting opportunity to make use of your skills and experience towards a piece of work that supports the RSPB's aim to put people at the heart of our mission to save nature. Not only this, but it's a chance to develop your skills and experience further, for example you will get the opportunity to learn more about the work of the RSPB and how we approach project management and have access to our suite of training packages to support your personal development - and we'd be there to aid your development every step of the way! You'll have the chance to meet new people across the board, such as internal stakeholders, the wider project team and local colleagues and develop strong, lasting relationships. In this role you will be working from home, but there will be opportunities to meet virtually with staff and volunteers, so you will feel part of a team and have the opportunity to learn more about the work of the RSPB.

How to apply

Contact

Christina Skounti, UKHQ RSPB Headquarters
Tel: 01767 680551
Email: Christina.Skounti@RSPB.ORG.UK

Notes

This is a flexible role in terms of location and working patterns. Ideally, we are looking for a minimum 6-month commitment (this is a two-year project) and for someone who can commit 5 to 7 hours per week - but we are flexible and open to discuss your needs and availability. We'd provide you with ongoing support in your role and reimburse any out of pocket travel expenses incurred whilst you're volunteering. 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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