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Three Month Fixed Term Projects and Events Officer - Flexible in Scotland

Reference: FEB20223638
Expiry date: 2022-03-21 23:59:00.000
Location: Flexible in Scotland
Salary: £25,280.00 - £28,045.00 Per Annum
Benefits: Pension, Life Assurance and Annual Leave
Duration:3 months
Attachments: attachment.docx


Are you a dynamic, solutions focused projects and events professional with a proven track record? The RSPB Scotland Events Team have an immediate short term 3 month vacancy (there is a chance this might be extended).

We are looking for someone with a collaborative approach and excellent communication skills who works well with internal and external stakeholders at all levels, including suppliers and sponsors. You must have an ability to work to tight deadlines while maintaining excellent attention to detail.

You will be responsible for supporting the delivery of a range of events and projects which generate support for the RSPB (including engagement, connections to nature, income and memberships) targeted at our key audiences eg through the Nature of Scotland Awards and our presence at the Royal Highland Show.

If you believe you are the right person for this exciting and rewarding role, we'd love to hear from you.

What's the role about?

As this is a short term contract we are looking for someone who can immediately join our team with the skills and experience outlined below who can hit the ground running and deliver results for our projects and events.

The role sits in the Events Team which is part of the Engagement Team and wider Fundraising and Communications Department. It involves working with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders to enable us to generate support from key audiences for RSPB Scotland. We are looking for a confident and capable person with great interpersonal skills who can support the planning and delivery of a number of events and projects.  

In particular the Events Officer will support the promotion of the Nature of Scotland Awards call for entries where we reach out to inspirational people and projects across Scotland and encourage them to celebrate what they have achieved for nature. This will involve producing a range of targeted communications for key audiences identified through our 10 award categories (including by email, preparing newsletter copy, engaging with content on Twitter etc).  We are looking for the successful candidate to monitor the team mailbox and respond to enquiries. You will also be tasked with drafting content for update emails to key stakeholders.

The role also involves liaising with internal colleagues about potential new promotional networks and projects to approach, which will lead to a range of desk research tasks and supporting our two team volunteers who are currently involved with this aspect of our project.

Moving through the contract, the Events Officer will support the planning of our engagement stand at the Royal Highland Show. At this event we enable colleagues to generate support for our work including recruiting new RSPB members and demonstrate to show visitors how they can support wildlife through their farm or back garden.  This will involve various activities from reaching out to volunteers, liaising with colleagues on developing event resources and budget management.

Specific tasks include:

The Nature of Scotland Awards

  • Prepare a range of creative, appealing and targeted communications for external audiences that enable us to reach quality applicants.
  • Liaise with internal staff to promote the Nature of Scotland Awards.
  • Carry out desk research and follow up leads encouraging potential entrants to submit an application.
  • Ensure that key external stakeholders sponsors and judges are kept informed and engaged.
  • Work with our external PR company and venues to deliver the Awards program.
  • Manage the Awards mailbox by dealing with a range of enquiries and filing award entries.

Public engagement stand at the Royal Highland Show

  • Liaise with a range of internal stakeholders and external contractors to support the creation of engagement materials and displays and literature for our stand at this event
  • Manage the recruitment and briefing of event volunteers
  • Monitor the event budget and event timeline to ensure that tasks are carried out on time

Essential skills, knowledge and experience: see attached document - please specify how your skills & experience match our requirements.  Please read through the attachment named 'attachment' next to the Candidate guidance notes, which provides a much more details essential criteria that we would like addressed in your application.

This is a Fixed-Term/Full-Time 37.5 hours per week. 

The RSPB reserves the right to extend or make this role permanent without further advertising dependent on business needs at the end of the contract term.

Depending on how many CVs we receive we are looking to conduct interviews for this position as soon as we receive relevant applications, we reserve the right to close the role early should we find the suitable candidate sooner.  

Make sure you demonstrate through your CV how you have the skills, knowledge, and experience listed above.

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

Before applying for this role, we recommend reading through the candidate guidance notes attached to the top of this advert. We are committed to making our organisation diverse and inclusive and are keen to encourage applications from people from black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds, as well as those with disabilities.