Social Media Assistant

Fixed Term (12 months)
  • Employer: RSPB Cymru
  • Location: RSPB Cymru HQ (CF11 9AB) or RSPB North Wales Office (LL57 4FH) with option of hybrid working
  • Salary: £19,305.00 - £21,417.00 Per Annum
  • Closing Date: 17/02/2023

Job Description

New to Nature is an exciting programme of paid work placements in nature-focused roles. This is one of 70 roles that will be created across the UK to encourage young and diverse talent into the Natural Environment sector.

We’re particularly interested in receiving applications from young people (aged 18-25) who are from ethnically diverse backgrounds, who are living with a disability or are from low-income households.

You’ll get paid a good wage from a placement that helps the environment, learn loads of skills to boost your CV and get access to a Youth Employment Coach to help you plan your future career. There’ll also be opportunities to learn about potential careers in the natural environment, and (should you wish to) connect with the other young people working in New to Nature roles across the country.

This is a unique opportunity to try something new, and to take a first step on a career path where you can make a real difference. The natural environment needs you!

We hope you will join us on this exciting journey!

Please see the attachment for the Welsh version of this advert.


Who we are

The RSPB is the largest nature conservation charity in the UK, and we’re consistently delivering successful conservation, forging powerful new partnerships with other organisations and inspiring others to stand up and give nature the home it deserves.

Our vision

Our vision is to create a world richer in nature. We use our expertise in birds and nature to provide evidence-based solutions to the nature and climate emergency, helping people live well in harmony with nature. We work with our partners to keep common species common, recover threatened species, protect and restore special places and inspire and enable everyone to act for nature.

Our purpose

We work to advance the conservation of birds, other wildlife and the natural world, by protecting and restoring habitats and landscapes, saving species and connecting people to nature. We carry out conservation work that you can see from space, built from the ground up. We believe that the planet is facing a nature and climate emergency and that we have a moral duty to pass on the natural world in a better state to future generations.

We believe that all species have a right to exist, and that nature is fundamental to human health and wellbeing. We have a moral duty to pass on the natural world in a better state to future generations. For more information about the RSPB, visit:



Are you passionate about using social media to tell stories? Are you interested in developing communications & marketing skills for your future career?

We have an exciting opportunity for a young person who would like to use and develop their digital skills, working alongside RSPB Cymru’s communications team, to create inspiring and engaging content for our social media channels. You will bring your own ideas and creativity to our key communications campaigns throughout the year.

As a Social Media Assistant, you will:

  • Support the Communications Officer to create engaging and informative social media content to promote RSPB Cymru’s work, campaigns and news to audiences across Wales. This might look like assisting with the promotion of the Big Garden Birdwatch survey or helping to plan a youth social media takeover.
  • Communicate using RSPB brand values and guidelines to ensure that the RSPB brand is presented consistently and correctly.
  • Build good relationships and communicate effectively with colleagues, volunteers and external organisations, to make sure that RSPB Cymru is represented in a positive manner.
  • Monitor social media and help to evaluate what followers respond to and how we can improve in the future.
  • Working with our communications team means that you’ll learn a lot about different areas of our work, from our campaigns and events to our work to save nature. You’ll also have an opportunity to support, shadow and learn from other teams who work in Wales. This role will be a great way to develop your skills for a future career in communications or marketing.

Please see attachments for role in Welsh.

How to Apply

You can apply for this placement via the following link:

This is hosted by Groundwork UK who will check the suitability of applicants, before passing the application on to the placement organisation, who will shortlist applicants to an informal interview process.

Please ensure you carefully select the correct role from the drop-down list, to ensure your details are passed to the correct placement organisation.

If you have any questions about the application form, contact Groundwork UK at:

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