Communications Officer

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

  • Contact: Recruitment Team
  • Reference: slsrf-2

Reference number: slsrf-2

Location: Belfast

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic and experienced individual with excellent communication skills to join the RSPB NI Communications team.

An engaging and creative communicator, you will be responsible for marketing and promoting our best wildlife sites and inspiring people to join us in saving nature. You will support the development and implementation of destination marketing, visitor experience, events and interpretation to visitors. You will liaise with our reserves and conservation teams to identify stories that showcase the difference that we make.

The ideal candidate will have a proven track record of writing accessible, engaging copy, and developing excellent print, social media and online content. You will be enthusiastic about nature conservation with an interest in wildlife and habitats, and a desire to see their fortunes improved both now and for future generations.

We are a small team who are passionate about the work we do and are looking for a highly organised and flexible person who enjoys working in a fast-paced environment, can prioritise efficiently and think creatively. You will be self-motivated and able to work under your own initiative.

Working alongside the NI Communications Manager and NI Communications and Events Officer, you will lead on marketing communications, publicising reserve events and developing high quality interpretation plans. You will provide support on RSPB UK-wide initiatives and some regional media work.

This role requires some travel to attend meetings and work with colleagues based across Northern Ireland. The successful candidate will need to travel to areas not always serviced by public transport and needs to be able to meet this requirement as part of the interview process. This may involve early/late finishes or occasional overnight stays by prior arrangement, for which time off in lieu is applicable.

Shortlisting will take place on Monday 7 and Tuesday 8 August. On completion of shortlisting, those going forward will be telephoned with an invitation to interview on Monday 12 August 2019.

This role is covered by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act. You will be asked to declare unspent convictions and cautions at offer of employment stage.

Salary starting at

£19,602 to £21,236 per annum

Hours & contract information

Hours: Full time
Contract: Permanent

Closing date: 5 August 2019
Interview date: 12 August 2019

How to apply

Our job information pack and accompanying role profile tell you all about the key result areas and the skills and experience needed for the role. Please make sure you include reference number slsrf-2 on your application.

Role Profile (Word 120Kb, requires Microsoft Word)

Job information pack (PDF 513Kb, requires Adobe Reader)

Application details (Word 31Kb, requires Microsoft Word)

Equal opportunities form (Word 31Kb, requires Microsoft Word)

Who to contact

For questions about this post
Kathryn Cochrane
028 9069 9096

Send application details to
Joanne Cathcart
The RSPB, Northern Ireland Headquarters, Belvoir Park Forest, Belfast, BT8 7QT, 02890 690833

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