Community Ambassador

RSPB Cymru

Across South Wales

Volunteer • Part Time

www.rspb.org.uk robert.williams@rspb.org.uk 02920 353000 Robert Williams

Reference: EJ8458

Sectors: conservation & wildlife, environmental policy & campaigning

Closing date: Not specified, apply soon!


We're passionate about encouraging everyone to give nature a home and we're looking for a sociable and inspiring person to be an advocate for the RSPB in the local community. This will involve giving talks to small community groups and being our representative at similar events. Talks will be themed around wildlife, the work of the RSPB and how people can support us.

We get requests for our attendance at talks and interest group events throughout the year. These events can be during the day or in the evening and usually last around 2-3 hours, with talks expected to be around 45 minutes on average.

Over the next six months we will have higher requests for talks and/or presence at events as a result of being Cardiff Lord Mayor's charity of the year 2017.

The skills you need

  • We're looking for a confident and engaging public speaker, who is able to enthuse people about the RSPB and ask them to support us.
  • You will need excellent conversational skills to chat to various members of the public and network with businesses.
  • Basic wildlife knowledge would be beneficial, although we will provide you with information.
  • Good computer skills to use Powerpoint and adapt to different computer set-ups at the various sites where the talks take place.
  • Confidence asking the public and businesses to support us through fundraising and membership.
  • Ability to create engaging talks based on RSPB information or adapt ready made presentations.
  • Ability to speak fluent Welsh is a bonus for providing talks to Welsh language groups.

Notes

We will provide you with computer equipment and uniform for talks. Preparation for talks can either take place at our Cardiff office or at home but may require a visit to the office to pick up equipment. Travel expenses will be re-imbursed. Training will be provided.


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