Policy and Campaigns Committee Volunteer

CPRE The countryside charity

London / Remote

Volunteer • Part Time

Sectors: environmental policy & campaigning

Closing date: Thursday, 29th February 2024   6 days left

Why we want you

The Policy and Campaigns Committee is an advisory committee set up by the CPRE Board of Trustees. It provides expertise, advice, challenge and support on all aspects of external campaigning and policy development to maximise CPRE’s impact.

If you have specialist knowledge, such as technical and/or professional skills gained through working or volunteering, in one or more of the following areas, especially those marked with **, we'd love to hear from you.

You’ll meet like-minded people, enhance your skills and experience and gain satisfaction from making a positive impact on the countryside.

What you will be doing

  • Advising on campaigning and policy priorities for CPRE’s Strategic Plan
  • Acting as a 'critical friend' and supporting on policy and campaign issues to maximise CPRE’s impact
  • Advising on the handling and response to government and other relevant consultations and influencing opportunities
  • Advising on the development and review of policy positions and campaigning approaches, including new or contentious issues
  • Monitoring and reviewing the effectiveness of policy and campaigning work
  • Considering other issues referred to it by the Board of CPRE
  • Maintaining contact with relevant staff teams and other Policy Committee and board members

The skills you need

  • You'll need technical and/or professional skills gained through working or volunteering in one or more of the specialist areas listed here, especially those marked with **
  • Landscape, including character, designations and features**
  • Town and Country Planning, including plan making and development management**
  • Energy and land use**
  • Land management, including agriculture and forestry**
  • Rural, social and community development
  • Leisure, recreation and countryside access
  • Sustainable development and land use
  • Land economy and development
  • Campaigning**
  • Public affairs, including Whitehall, Westminster, local government and devolution
  • Local activism
  • Applying Equality, Diversity and Inclusion to policy analysis and campaigning

What's in it for you

  • Enjoy being part of a purposeful committee and making a real difference to the development of CPRE policy
  • Use your enthusiasm, skills and experience to contribute to the success of our charity and make a positive difference to the countryside
  • Networking opportunities with like-minded people
  • We’ll support you to develop in your role and provide you with the relevant training
  • Get involved with social events and workshops on a local and national level, including online and face to face events and workshops
  • Online volunteer induction session and the opportunity to visit CPRE offices in London or a regional centre
  • We provide out-of-pocket travel expenses

Find out more & apply