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Peatlands Engagement and Communications Officer

We are looking for an enthusiastic and organised individual to help develop and deliver the communication and engagement work at our Forsinard Flows Nature Reserve. This post is for someone who enjoys working with people and communities!

Peatlands Engagement and Communications Officer
Reference: MAY20228417
Location: Forsinard Flows
Salary: £23,939.00 - £26,558.00 Per Annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract: Permanent
Benefits: Pension, Life Assurance, 26 days Annual Leave

The reserve lies at the heart of the internationally important Flow Country, an area of expansive, dramatic and inspiring blanket bog set in Sutherland and Caithness in the far north of Scotland.

The reserve is important for its size and the scale at which we work, the wildlife that calls it home and the role it plays in carbon storage. Both the reserve and the Flow Country hold many nature designations including being an National Nature Reserve (NNR).

In order to protect, restore and conserve the blanket bog and species of the peatlands, we need to engage, enthuse and motivate others; from individuals to groups, the general public to politicians. This exciting new permanent role will endeavour to do just that, as well as working towards key aims of the RSPB including:

  • Enabling a more diverse range of people to act for nature
  • Becoming more relevant to the world we are trying to change
  • Delivering conservation at a greater scale, through deeper collaborations

COP26 saw a fantastic focus on peatlands and the role that they can play as carbon stores in the fight against global climate change, it is imperative that we build upon the momentum that this publicity created for the habitat.

Key result areas

  • Manage media requests and requests from visiting groups.
  • Finalise the draft reserve community engagement and communication plans
  • Develop and implement a programme of activities that raise awareness and understanding of the reserve, its work and wider peatlands
  • Deliver agreed aspects of the communications plan
  • Research best practice on delivering for under-served audiences and develop a programme of pilot actions.
  • Build Partnership working both internally and with other key providers in the area
  • Ensure that all activities and actions meet Health and Safety requirements so that the RSPB meets its legal and policy obligations.

Closing date: 23:59, Wednesday, 29th June 2022

We are looking to conduct interviews for this position from 5th July 2022.

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Closing Date: 29/06/2022  Location: Forsinard, Scotland, KW13 6YT

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