RSPB • RSPB Scotland - HQ

Education, Families & Youth Officer - Scotland based - Hybrid (Part-Time)

Employment type:  Part time
Salary:  £23939 - £26558 per annum

3–4 days/week at home

Fully flexible hours

Dog friendly

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Job Description

What's the role about?

This role aims to support key projects and initiatives as well as to support Scotland’s regional operations team with all their education, families, and youth work, enabling more and more diverse people to connect with and act for nature.

Duties include - Non-Exhaustive

  • In line with RSPB’s Youth Strategy, support staff and volunteers across Scotland in their delivery of projects in order to contribute towards agreed targets.
  • Deliver a recognised and respected source of leadership, support and advice to regional/country teams engaged on Education, Families and Youth work.
  • Enhance the regional/county teams understanding of working with young people through co-design approaches, enabling them to increase their confidence in working with them – so that more young people have a positive experience of nature.
  • Support the development of capabilities and knowledge of regional/country staff and volunteers delivering education, families and youth work, to ensure delivery of the regional/country plans.
  • In line with RSPB standards, the Scotland context and reflecting the needs of the Scottish curriculum, help develop, and support agreed Education, Family and Youth projects which contribute towards country targets.
  • Monitor, evaluate and review agreed areas of Education, Families and Youth delivery to ensure it meets RSPB policy and standards and is achieving agreed Youth strategy targets.
  • Lead (with Line Manager/other staff members where appropriate) on awareness raising, training and advice for safeguarding policy and procedure across the region to ensure staff and volunteers are aware of key issues and feel confident in engaging with young people.
  • Support capability and knowledge development of volunteers delivering education, families and youth work to help raise awareness and understanding of volunteering as a positive way of meeting business needs.
  • Seek opportunities to develop new approaches to deliver the Youth Strategy to help meet agreed targets.

What we need from you


  • Good leadership – ability to motivate and influence people to deliver objectives without direct line management.
  • Excellent communication (both verbal and written) and interpersonal skills, successfully influencing, persuading, guiding, listening to, and negotiating with others, constructively challenging thinking where appropriate.
  • Ability to build and manage effective and productive internal stakeholder relationships.
  • Excellent time management, planning and organisational skills; ability to manage and deliver a diverse portfolio of work and administration within a limited time.
  • Ability to be proactive, use initiative and work independently.
  • Ability to balance a strong focus on achieving successful outcomes with the need to empower, enable, motivate, inspire and develop others.
  • Competent in the use of Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, SharePoint and Excel for normal business use.
  • Working with young people and/or supporting/managing those that do.
  • Experience of working as part of a team and with volunteers.
  • Enthusing others about the benefits of working with young people and their families to themselves and the organisation.
  • Experience of working in the charitable sector or in an organisation that works closely with young people or families.
  • Experience of providing operational advice and guidance to people at all levels and building effective stakeholder relationships.


  • Teaching qualification.
  • Youth Work qualification.

Additional Information

This is a part-time role for 18.5 hours per week.

The suitable candidate will be based in Scotland (be that home/hybrid based)

We are looking to conduct interviews for this position from 13th February. For further information please contact karl.stevens@rspb.org.uk

Interviews will be conducted from w/c 13th February 2023.

As part of this application, you will be asked to upload a CV and complete the application form where you have the opportunity to tell us to what capacity you meet the criteria set above.

This role will require the completion of a PVG in addition to the standard pre-employment checks.

The RSPB is an equal opportunities employer. This role is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

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.

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