Events Officer - Tenders Global

Events Officer


The RSPB stands out as a leader in conservation and believes in a world richer in nature. This
is our vision and where better to do this than on the beautiful islands of Orkney, home to
internationally important populations of wildlife. You have an opportunity to be part of our
passionate and dedicated team, working to grow support for nature conservation across the
island group.

What’s the role about? 

We are looking for someone with bags of enthusiasm who can manage our engagement activities on
Orkney. Based in Stromness you will market and run activities and events across the islands,
working with partners, businesses, staff and volunteers to inform people about wildlife and the
work of RSPB Scotland, inspiring them to support our work. An excellent communicator, you will
have a proven record of working with partners with the skills and abilities to influence a wide
range of stakeholders. You must be able to work either alone or as part of a small busy team
and manage the education output of the team through the Outdoor Learning Officer. If this
sounds like the right role for you and you want to work for an organisation where you can make
a real difference Saving Nature then we look forward to receiving your application.

Key deliverables of the role are:

  • Develop and implement a programme of activities that raise awareness and understanding of
    the RSPB within Orkney that build a high level of community support.
  • Cultivate and maintain relationships with local partners to deliver partnership events
    across the islands .
  • Responsible for producing clear, succinct, targeted, and on-brand messages from complex
    work areas to support the delivery of key RSPB local and UK wide objectives.
  • Cultivate and maintain relationships with local contacts and partners in order to increase
    promotion opportunities for events and reserves.
  • Co-ordinate, produce and develop content on RSPB activities in Orkney to increase profile
    locally and meet the RSPB’s objectives.
  • Develop and support a volunteer team to achieve agreed objectives and targets and ensure
    that all volunteers receive an excellent volunteering experience.

Essential skills, knowledge and experience: 

  • Event organisation, delivery and review experience for events with up to 100 participants.
  • Demonstrable experience of working in partnership with other organisations to deliver
    events and aligned communications.
  • Good understanding of the principles of effective media relations knowledge, as
    demonstrated by training and work successes and demonstrable examples of coverage achieved.
  • Ability to communicate – listening, written and verbal. Able to communicate complex topics
    in a clear manner at all levels to develop shared understanding.
  • Ability to summarise complex information
  • Strong social and interpersonal skills, with the gravitas to influence internal and
    external stakeholders.
  • Excellent planning and prioritisation skills, combined with the ability to meet tight
    deadlines and handle unanticipated workloads.
  • Demonstrable experience of developing engaging events and stories from briefings or
    background information on a wide variety of topics.
  • Relevant experience of recruiting and managing volunteers and/or staff

Desirable skills, knowledge and experience:

  • An ability to understand and mitigate issues that may give rise to reputational damage
  • Understanding of how to integrate wildlife conservation into educational learning

This is a Three Year, Full-Time role for 37.5 hours per week.

We are looking to conduct interviews for this position as soon as suitable candidates present
themselves, so please do not delay in applying. For further information please contact [email protected] 

Please note that we are actively recruiting for this vacancy, and reserve the right to close
once sufficient applications have been received.

As part of this application process you will be asked to provide a copy of your CV and complete
an application form including evidence on how you meet the skills, knowledge, and experience
listed above.

This role will require completion of a PVG in addition to the standard pre-employment

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.

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