3–4 days/week at home
Fully flexible hours
The RSPB is passionate about nature, dedicated to saving it. Since we started on our mission in 1889, the threats to nature have continued to grow, but we've grown to meet them too.
We’re now the largest nature conservation charity in the country, consistently delivering successful conservation, forging powerful new partnerships with other organisations and inspiring others to stand up and give nature the home it deserves.
The FlexScore® is the result of a rigorous 2-step verification of a company’s flexibility
First we assess the flexibility options RSPB provides and then we anonymously survey a statistically significant proportion of their employees to make sure RSPB is as flexible as they say they are. Our assessment is based on the six key elements of flexibility: location, hours, autonomy, benefits, role modelling and work-life balance.
We ask the hard questions so you don’t have to.
Working at RSPB
Gender diversity (male:female)
Across all 4 UK Countries
What employees are saying
RSPB is very flexible, and this is reflected through the Line Management chain - I know I have the flexibility on a daily basis to start early / finish late if something crops up at home - I am very satisfied :)
Careers at RSPB
- Fundraising Officer, RSPB NI
- Wildlife Fundraiser - Machynlleth
- Wildlife Fundraiser - Gobowen
- Wildlife Fundraiser - North Oxford
- Wildlife Fundraiser - Wirral
- Part Time Food and Beverage Assistant
- Conservation Officer - Indonesia (Fixed-Term)
- Wildlife Fundraiser - Essex
- Wildlife Fundraiser - Barnstaple
- Wildlife Fundraiser - Winchester
- Wildlife Fundraiser - Hereford
- Wildlife Fundraiser - Tewkesbury
- Wildlife Fundraiser - Swindon
- International Bycatch Project Officer
- Part Time Humber Reserves Estate Worker (Fixed Term)
- Project Officer - Lough Erne Landscape Partnership (Fixed Term)
- Species Recovery Officer
- Trainee Stalker - Cairngorms Connect
- Senior Conservation Officer - Yorkshire & Humber (Maternity Cover)
- Campaigns Developer
- Science Finance Officer (Fixed Term)
- Visitor Experience Assistant at RSPB South Stack (Fixed-Term)
- Project Manager - Tir Canol (Maternity Cover)
- Site Manager - North Highland Reserves
- Volunteer Development Officer
- Senior Site Manager - RSPB Geltsdale
- Investigations Liaison Officer (Maternity Cover)
- Senior Developer
- Part-Time Rural Surveyor - Midlands
- Biosecurity Officer - Wales (Fixed Term)
- Senior Site Manager
- Ecologist - Peatland Restoration Programme (Fixed Term)
- Senior Research Assistant - Social Sciences (Fixed Term)
- Senior Legacy Officer
- Assistant Warden
- Visitor Operations Manager (Fixed-Term) - RSPB The Lodge & Fowlmere
- Conservation Advisor - Dartmoor Moorland
- Investigations Officers (1 x Permanent, 1 x Fixed-Term)
- Pennaeth Ymgysylltu - Cymru / Head of Engagement - Wales
- Part-Time Centre Assistants (Fixed-Term)
- Senior Conservation Scientist - Avian Influenza (Fixed-Term)
- Part Time Tree Nursery Assistant
- Senior Rural Surveyor, Wareham Arc Recovery Project
- Wildlife Fundraiser - Part-Time or Full-Time - Land's End (Fixed-Term)
- Part-Time Catering Assistants (22.5 hours and zero hours contracts)
The RSPB uses its expertise in birds and nature to provide evidence-based solutions to the nature and climate emergency, helping people live well in harmony with nature.
We believe that all species have a right to exist and that nature is fundamental to human health and wellbeing. We work with our partners to keep common species common, recover threatened species, protect and restore special places and inspire and enable everyone to act for nature.
At the RSPB, we believe it is our moral duty to pass on the natural world in a better state to future generations, so we want to create a world where
- wildlife is abundant and diverse in our towns and countryside
- we have a resilient, sustainable economy that values nature
- all people are living well in harmony with nature
- birds and other wildlife have made a comeback
- nature continues to be restored, enriching and sustaining the lives of people
- we benefit from a stable climate, and clean air and water
Flexible working at RSPB
Flexible working at RSPB is about supporting our workforce to work flexibly at the time and in the location that enables them to give of their best and meet the needs of the business.
Through our employee policies, a network of shared workplaces, and support for home-working, we provide a consistent and inclusive experience that reflects our brand and values and contributes to RSPB being an employer of choice.
Approach to diversity & inclusion
The RSPB believes that nature is everybody’s right and that being an equal, diverse organisation is the right way to solve our common challenges. We recognise the value of difference and want to support all candidates and employees to unlock their potential. We want to reflect better on the communities in which we work, and we are not prepared to tolerate
Read our Diversity policy statement here
What do we think of RSPB?
We love to see charities embracing flexibility, the RSPB were quick to adapt to the pandemic and have found that employees had benefitted from the changes and are now offering flexible working across the board. With flexibility at the forefront of the charity, employees are benefitting from a better work-life balance.
If you're passionate about saving nature and birds and want to work for an organisation making a real difference to the wildlife in the UK the RSPB may be your next company.
Meet who might be hiring you
The RSPB is a community. The culture we have here really is one where we support each other to engage and deliver our valuable work. I personally feel the work I do here makes a difference, and I am proud to say I am an employee.
Where possible we offer flexible working patterns and have affinity support groups as safe spaces to chat and learn from each other.
From a personal perspective, working for a flexible employer, makes all the difference to how I feel valued and trusted to effectively deliver my work and balance these with my own needs.
From the perspective of being a recruiting manager, being able to offer flexibility has allowed more individuals to apply for our roles and clearly supports inclusivity. It helps us to, not just, find the best people for the roles, but also supports applicants who may otherwise be disadvantaged and much more besides.
It really does make the workplace a better place to work!