England Committee Members

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, United Kingdom

Skill Required:, Policy/ Advocacy and Campaign
Preferred Experience: 
3 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
28th June, 2020

Job Description

Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB)

“2020 is a pivotal moment for nature both globally and locally. RSPB England have a critical role to play in saving and protecting it for future generations. We will be bold and brave in our delivery, building a sense of urgency and hope for our teams, our supporters and the wider public. The nature around us needs our help. And it needs it urgently. RSPB England will be champions for nature and together we will be powerful.

We are seeking Committee Members for our England Committee to support us in speaking up for nature, to ensure that nature and green spaces are enjoyed by urban populations as well as those living in the countryside and that everyone has a role to play in the
environment and a right to enjoy and benefit from the natural beauty of England.

If you have an interest in being part of this movement for change and inclusion, do speak to the team at Oxford HR and they will advise you on how to make an application to join the England Committee.

For our future. For nature’s future.”

Emma Marsh
Director, RSPB England

The Role

We are looking for a diverse range of individuals to join the England Advisory Committee. The Committee Members will advise and guide the Country Director and RSPB Council on the appropriateness of its policies, and specific matters relating to any aspect of the RSPB’s work in England.

It is essential that the Committee’s Members reflect the broad demographics of England, from its cities and towns to the coasts and countryside. We are seeking people from different backgrounds, cultures, age, experience and identity, to provide a wide range of experience, ideas, views and insights into the strategy, policies and ambitions of the Society.

The RSPB is an inclusive organisation and welcomes applications from under-represented groups including BAME, LGBTQ+, intersectionality and disability.

What we are looking for

Passion and values. We are looking for passionate individuals who are willing and interested in committing their time, thoughts and energy to the environmental movement, and able to champion the values and mission of the RSPB. Committee members are expected to want to participate on the England Advisory Committee in order to support RSPB towards its aims and ambitions as an organisation.

Diversity. We want our Advisory Committee Members to reflect and uphold a commitment to diversity and inclusion. We aim to encompass and demonstrate great diversity of experience, psychology, perspective and community in our England Committee, that reflects our operations across the UK, in both rural and urban areas, including areas of significant economic marginalization.

Stakeholder engagement. In addition to empathy with, and passion for, the RSPB’s mission and objects, combined with a knowledge of the RSPB in practice, committee members will have an understanding of diverse communities who may not have historically engaged with the RSPB, and a connection to those communities. For RSPB, our legitimacy depends on the level of engagement we can have in the communities and countries where we operate.

External Engagement. It is the aim of RSPB to engage committee members who are able to dedicate their energy and enthusiasm externally to their networks and peers. RSPB is seeking to build engagement with members in urban environments, and ensure it is acting appropriately, responding effectively and working with harder to reach communities to enable everyone the opportunity to engage with and benefit from connection with nature.

Accountability. It is essential that advisory committee members are able to act in the best interests of RSPB and are able to participate fully in the committee.

Understanding and learning. Advisory Committee Members should be willing to build an understanding of RSPB’s operating environment, from the perspective of a large and complex charity operating in challenging times, and building resilience to managing change in a contested world, alert to the likely future trends in policy and practice.

Source: https://oxfordhr.co.uk/jobs/rspb/

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