RSPB • Flexible in England

Campaigner - England

Employment type:  Full time
Salary:  £28,331 – £30,415 per annum

3–4 days/week at home

Fully flexible hours

Dog friendly

Job Description

Do you have the passion and creativity to campaign for the renewal of our natural world just when it needs it most? Nature is in crisis: our climate is failing and vital ecosystems fragmented and damaged. Our wildlife, plants, soil, air, seas and rivers are suffering, and so are we. This is the critical decade within which to reverse nature’s decline and start its renewal.

This is a vital year for nature policy in England. Whether it is ensuring that nature is on the minds of people and politicians before the coming General Election; the reform and delivery of our planning and agricultural policy systems; or threats to nature from development in the wrong places, we need people to demand more ambition for nature from those in power.

The RSPB's mission is to save nature and wildlife, and to empower more people to play their part. In 2024 we want to be bolder and more influential in our campaigning than ever before. In this role, you’ll be a member of the small, friendly and impactful Policy and Advocacy Team within England working with colleagues from across the organisation and elsewhere to make this happen.

You will be:

  • Coordinating, supporting and delivering a programme of public-facing, advocacy themed communications campaigns, including in relation to the forthcoming General Election to drive and empower public action for nature
  • Working with cross-functional teams to deliver multi-channel campaigns
  • Providing campaigns insight in policy and communications discussions
  • Working with colleagues and coalitions to deliver national campaigns in collaboration with other organisations.

Essential skills, knowledge and experience:

  • Proven expertise in creatively using varied communications techniques to engage wide audiences
  • A proven willingness to try new and innovative campaign approaches
  • A good understanding of politics and the mechanisms required to create change
  • Experience of successfully working in multi-disciplinary teams to deliver campaigns
  • Confidence in talking to people outside of the organisation and helping them to campaign too
  • Being IT literate and able to build online campaign actions and emails
  • An enthusiastic approach to work, and enjoying thriving in a small team!

Desirable skills, knowledge and experience:

  • Knowledge of, and a passion for, nature, with ideally experience in speaking-up and encouraging others to act in its interests
  • Creative design skills and experience of using graphics and other media to bring your campaign materials to life!

This is a permanent role for up to 37.5 hours per week. Please note that the advertised salary may increase in line with an annual pay review in April 2024.

Our team is dispersed, meaning that within England you can work from home or any of our offices across the country. This is a full-time role but we are flexible with regards to hours and days worked. Occasional travel to our offices and other locations will be required.

We are looking to conduct interviews for this position from mid-April 2024. For further information please contact carl.bunnage@rspb.org.uk

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

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.

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.

Before applying for this role, we recommend reading through the candidate guidance notes attached to the top of this advert.

Company benefits

Open to part-time employees
Open to compressed hours
Enhanced maternity leave
Enhanced paternity leave
Adoption leave
Shared parental leave
24 days annual leave + bank holidays
Enhanced sick pay

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

Company employees


Gender diversity (male:female)


Office locations

Across all 4 UK Countries

Hiring Countries

United Kingdom

Awards & Achievements

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Flexa100 2024
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Industry awards 2023
Most flexible companies

Most flexible companies

Flexa100 2023
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Industry awards 2022

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