Newsletter and Annual Review Editor

CPRE Cambridgeshire and Peterborough


Volunteer • Part Time 01480 396698 Tracey Hipson

Sectors: environmental policy & campaigning

Closing date: Wednesday, 28th February 2018   4 days left

Volunteer with CPRE Cambridgeshire and Peterborough

CPRE (Campaign to Protect Rural England) Cambridgeshire and Peterborough is our local branch of CPRE, a national charity. It was set up over eighty years ago, to ensure the countryside is protected for all to enjoy now and for future generations. We speak up for the English countryside to protect it from the threats it faces, and to shape its future for the better.

As newsletter editor, you will help us spread the news about our work in Cambridgeshire. The newsletter includes articles about housing planning, events and general interest stories about the Cambridgeshire countryside. As newsletter editor, you can develop existing skills and learn new ones while supporting our goal of protecting the countryside.

The following opportunity is currently available:

Volunteer job title: Newsletter and Annual Review Editor

The role: We are looking for a volunteer who will be able to compile, design and edit our newsletter (two issues per year) and our Annual Review. Both documents, produced using Publisher, are currently 8 pages with colour photographs. Printing and circulation is arranged by our office.


  1. Liaise with Branch Administrator to obtain copy/photos
  2. Format and design newsletter using Publisher (Publisher software will be provided if necessary)
  3. Edit copy where required - checking for consistency, accuracy and readability and tweaking as needed.
  4. Be proactive in suggesting improvements to the newsletter

Skills / Qualifications Required:

  1. Editorial experience, preferably with a similar publication, is essential
  2. Expertise in Publisher or another DTP package
  3. Good organisational and time management skills – you will need to work to tight deadlines to ensure the newsletter is produced on time
  4. An interest in rural issues and the work of CPRE is desirable.

Time commitment: The newsletter takes approximately 2-3 days to put together, and a little additional time will be needed for liaising with the Branch Administrator.

Conditions: Volunteers can work from home and/or (by arrangement) at our office in St Ives, which has a PC, printer/copier, and telephone. Reasonable out of pocket expenses will be met for appropriate travel expenses and administration costs (i.e., telephone, postage, photocopying). All expenses claims must be accompanied by relevant proof of expenditure.

Support: All volunteers have access to IT facilities, telephone etc at our St Ives office. The Branch has a Branch Administrator who can help with administrative work. Volunteers will be invited to attend an induction course at National Office and will be able to attend other relevant CPRE workshops and seminars.

Who to Contact: For an informal discussion about this post or CPRE Cambridgeshire more generally, please contact Tracey Hipson (Branch Administrator) on 01480 396698 or e-mail us at

Charity no 242809
Postcode: PE27 5AL
Main telephone: 01480 396698

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