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RPP Volunteer Roles 2020/2021
All of the roles below run from October 2020 to October 2021. There is, however, some flexibility in these dates. Please contact Ben to discuss your personal situation.
To apply for any of these positions, please email us your CV and a short note (max 200 words) explaining your suitability for the role.
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Social media admins (Facebook and Twitter)
- To lead and coordinate activity on one of our social media platforms
- To help promote our activities, scientific communication and networking
- Basic knowledge of the specific platform is essential
- Training and experience of social strategy desirable
Training on our social media strategy will be provided. Postholder will gain extensive experience working with our communications team.
Two hours per week
- To lend a helping hand to our team when running educational events
- No specific experience or skills are essential
- Local wildlife knowledge and experience of teaching children and/or adults would be useful
You will receive a required training. Our events are always enjoyable, rewarding and enriching experiences.
Three events per year.
- To lead on at all one aspect of our fundraising activities
- Various fundraising options are possible including, traditional grants, crowdfunding, marketing our activities, etc
- Post holder(s) is/are encouraged to explore their own ideas
- Multiple postholders and/or working in a team possible
Previous fundraising experience is desirable but not essential.
Postholders will gain a good working knowledge of the local and national funding landscape, as well as experience of raising important funds for a not-for-profit organisation.
5 hours per fortnight (2 per week plus a 1-hour fortnightly funding team meeting).
Local citizen science coordinators
- To be a local contact point in your area for our citizen scientists
- To undertake initial verification of data collected in your area
- Some knowledge of UK marine wildlife desirable but training will be given
Postholder will gain excellent knowledge of local marine species and a good working relationship with local citizen scientists.
One hour per week on average.
- To produce our monthly email newsletter
- Ideally suited to someone with a journalistic background or studying journalism
- Previous experience with MailChimp desirable
Full training on MailChimp will be provided if necessary as well as guidance on structure, format, and content of newsletters.
Six hours per month
- To maintain and regularly update our website content
- Experience with WordPress website development is highly desirable
- Previous experience with Elementor page-building software desirable
Full training on the specifics of our website will be provided. The postholder will work closely with other members of our communication team.
5 hours per fortnight (2 per week plus a 1-hour fortnightly communications team meeting).