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Campaigning Communications Officer

Reference number: A4900119

Location: Belfast

Are you an experienced communications professional, with a track record of developing and delivering successful campaigns? If you are also enthusiastic, hardworking, creative and professional - this job is for you!

Our advocacy campaigns are part of the RSPB's four-country plan to save nature. We must secure policies which protect and manage our land and seas to help halt and reverse the ongoing loss to Northern Ireland's biodiversity.

You will co-ordinate and deliver a programme of public-facing, advocacy-themed communications campaigns, which drive and empower public action in support of RSPB conservation, advocacy and growing support priorities. You will have a good understanding of the political landscape in NI and be able to effectively work with partners and stakeholders.

You'll have great writing skills, and be able to communicate complex or technical topics in a clear manner at all levels to develop shared understanding. You'll also need excellent planning, prioritisation and project management skills and the ability to organise yourself and keep a campaign on track and to deadlines.

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of the UK's biggest conservation charity, helping to influence policy and make our campaigns more impactful and ultimately improve the fortunes of our most treasured species and habitats.

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.

Salary starting at

£22,073 - £23,912 per annum

Hours & contract information

Hours: Full time
Contract: 13 months

Closing date: 25 January 2019
Interview date: 7 February 2019

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 A4900119 on your application.

Role Profile (Word 439Kb, requires Microsoft Word)
This is the profile the role is matched to within the RSPB pay and reward structure and should be viewed alongside the Job Information Pack.

Job information pack (PDF 685Kb, requires Adobe Reader)

Application details (Word 30Kb, requires Microsoft Word)

Equal opportunities form (Word 31Kb, requires Microsoft Word)

Who to contact

For questions about this post
Daithi McKay
028 9049 1547