Communications and Events Officer

Closing date: 
7 May 2017
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic and passionate individual with excellent communication skills to join the RSPB NI Communications team.

We’re looking for someone with the ability to tell stories that inspire people to give nature a home, plan and deliver an engaging events programme and work to raise the profile of our vital conservation work in Northern Ireland.

Working with the Communications Manager you’ll have the ability to spot a good story and a desire to engage audiences across various channels, proactively looking for new opportunities to do so. 

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.

The successful candidate will have an ability to write creative and engaging copy and have experience managing social media channels. They will also have strong proofreading skills and experience of planning and delivering public facing events.

This diverse role involves working with teams across Northern Ireland to support a variety of work - no two days are the same so an ability to multitask is essential.

Regular duties include social media channel management, event planning, dealing with day-to-day enquiries from (and building relationships with) the media, writing accessible, engaging copy for news releases,  the RSPB NI blog and the Northern Ireland members’ magazine.

You will also work with our colleagues at the RSPB headquarters, supporting high-profile national campaigns such as Giving Nature a Home, Big Garden Birdwatch and the Big Wild Sleepout and organising a regional Members’ Day.

The role will be based in our Northern Ireland headquarters at Belvoir Park Forest.

This role requires occasional travel across Northern Ireland to attend meetings and meet colleagues based at our nature reserves. This may involve early/late finishes or occasional overnight stays by prior arrangement, for which time off in lieu is applicable.