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Campaigns and Communications Officer

Reference: APR20246833
Expiry date: 2024-05-17 22:59:00.000
Location: RSPB Scotland - HQ
Salary: £29,200.00 - £31,347.00 Pro Rata
Benefits: Pension, Life Assurance, 26 days annual leave
Duration:Mid May 2024 to Mid March 2025
Attachments: CandidateGuidanceNotes2023.pdf

The Campaigns and Communications Officer role is a great opportunity to use your communications skills and knowledge of policy in Scotland to help tackle the nature and climate emergency.

RSPB Scotland is Scotland’s largest nature conservation charity. The campaigns team works across the organisation and with external coalitions and partners to build broad public support for our policy priorities. The successful candidate will work closely with parliamentary and communications colleagues.

Forthcoming policy priorities include legislation aimed at restoring biodiversity. The successful candidate will coordinate internal and external stakeholders and support the development and implementation of activity designed to mobilise people for nature and climate.

This is a fixed-term role which would make an excellent secondment opportunity. We see the role as a development opportunity for those with some experience looking to develop their campaigning and advocacy skills.

What we need from you


  • Education at degree level or equivalent, or the ability to demonstrate work-related experience
  • Experience of working on nature conservation issues
  • Experience of working on a public-facing communications campaign
  • Public engagement and event management skills
  • Ability to develop public messages from briefings or background information on a wide variety of topics
  • Strong social media campaigning skills
  • Experience of relationship-building with internal and external networks
  • Ability to plan, prioritise and project manage
  • Good understanding of the policy and political landscapes in Scotland and the UK - Desirable
  • Event management for virtual events, such as webinars - Desirable
  • Monitoring and evaluation of campaigns and communication activities to determine reach and impact, including on social media
    Previous experience in conservation issues of concern - Desirable

Additional Information

This role is fixed term until mid March 2025 working 30 hours per week. We reserve the right to extend/make permanent at any time.

For further information, please contact

As part of this application, you will be asked to provide a copy of your CV and complete a short form. If you wish to provide a cover letter with your application, please include this at the end of your CV document upload.

We are committed to developing an inclusive and diverse RSPB, in which everyone feels supported, valued, and able to be their full selves. To achieve our vision of creating a world richer in nature, we need more people, and more diverse people, on nature’s side. People of colour and disabled people are currently underrepresented across the environment, climate, sustainability, and conservation sector. If you identify as a person of colour and/or disabled, we are particularly interested in receiving your application. Contact us to discuss any additional support you may need to complete your application.

The RSPB is an equal opportunities employer. This role is covered by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

The RSPB is a licenced sponsor. This role is not eligible for UK Visa Sponsorship - the successful applicant will need to have a pre-existing Right to Work in the UK in order to be offered an employment contract.

Before applying for this role, we recommend reading through the candidate guidance notes attached to the top of this advert.

We reserve the right to close this advert at any time.