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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)

Role description

  • To lead and coordinate activity on one of our social media platforms
  • To help promote our activities, scientific communication and networking

Skills/Experience required

  • Basic knowledge of the specific platform is essential
  • Training and experience of social strategy desirable

Training/Experience provided

Training on our social media strategy will be provided. Postholder will gain extensive experience working with our communications team.

Time commitment

Two hours per week

Event support

Role description

  • To lend a helping hand to our team when running educational events

Skills/Experience required

  • No specific experience or skills are essential
  • Local wildlife knowledge and experience of teaching children and/or adults would be useful

Training/Experience provided

You will receive a required training. Our events are always enjoyable, rewarding and enriching experiences.

Time commitment

Three events per year.

Funding Officer(s)

Role description

  • 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

Skills/Experience required

Previous fundraising experience is desirable but not essential.

Training/Experience provided

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.

Time commitment

5 hours per fortnight (2 per week plus a 1-hour fortnightly funding team meeting).

Local citizen science coordinators

Role description

  • To be a local contact point in your area for our citizen scientists
  • To undertake initial verification of data collected in your area

Skills/Experience required

  • Some knowledge of UK marine wildlife desirable but training will be given

Training/Experience provided

Postholder will gain excellent knowledge of local marine species and a good working relationship with local citizen scientists.

Time commitment

One hour per week on average.

Newsletter editor

Role description

  • To produce our monthly email newsletter

Skills/Experience required

  • Ideally suited to someone with a journalistic background or studying journalism
  • Previous experience with MailChimp desirable

Training/Experience provided

Full training on MailChimp will be provided if necessary as well as guidance on structure, format, and content of newsletters.

Time commitment

Six hours per month

Webmaster

Role description

  • To maintain and regularly update our website content

Skills/Experience required

  • Experience with WordPress website development is highly desirable
  • Previous experience with Elementor page-building software desirable

Training/Experience provided

Full training on the specifics of our website will be provided. The postholder will work closely with other members of our communication team.

Time commitment

5 hours per fortnight (2 per week plus a 1-hour fortnightly communications team meeting).