Campaigning Communications Officer-Nature Recovery Campaign

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

  • Contact: Recruitment Team
  • Reference: A4340120

Reference number: A4340120

Location: Edinburgh

The RSPB's Nature Recovery Campaign (NRC) aims to secure ambitious new laws and policies that will drive nature's recovery for nature in 2020. The campaign encompasses both our existing policy and advocacy work, and fresh approaches to reaching and mobilising more people and new audiences; including through cultural campaigning and storytelling. The campaign is part of our plan for Saving Nature Through People, and is exploring new ways to engage RSPB members and supporters in political action.

In this role, you'll have a good understanding of the UNFCCC (United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change) conference processes, work well as a member of a team and work closely with both staff across the organisation and external stakeholders.

This role is responsible for coordinating and delivering RSPB NRC campaign activities in Scotland, which seek to engage new audiences and supporters with our policy work. For example, in 2019 RSPB got birdsong into the music charts and staged a sound takeover so birdsong could be heard in public places all over Scotland - so that people were reminded of what would be lost should nature fall silent. This involved working with 120+ venues and businesses, aligning media coverage to maximise the impact on policy makers and engaging with members of the public to enlist support for the campaign. For these types of activities, this role includes building relationships with relevant internal stakeholders and external partners. The ability to, and experience of, work in collaboration with others is key.

We are looking for someone who with experience on mass mobilisation campaigns, including, but not limited to, public communication, networking, and behaviour change initiatives. Experience communicating policy messages to a wider audience is required. Preferred candidates will have experience with corporate campaigns, grassroots initiatives and coordinating complex processes.

Salary starting at

£22,073 to £23,912 per annum

Hours & contract information

Hours: Full time
Contract: 12 months

Closing date: 27 January 2020
Interview date: 6 February 2020

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 A4340120 on your application.

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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.

Who to contact

For questions about this post
Erica Mason

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Tracey Miller

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