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Newsletter and Annual Review Editor, CPRE Cambridgeshire and Peterborough

Salary: This is a voluntary role, expences will be reimbursed
Location: Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, St Ives
Closing date: Wednesday 28 February 2018
Interview date: TBC

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.

Main duties /responsibilities of the role
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

Skills and experience desired to fulfil the role:
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

Development/Training opportunities:
Opportunity to attend skills and knowledge development seminars at CPRE’s National Office in London and

Hours per week and location base:
The newsletter takes approximately 2-3 days to put together, and a little additional time will be needed for liaising with the Branch Administrator.
Mainly from

A brief overview of the branch:
CPRE Cambridgeshire and Peterborough has around 630 members. We send out two newsletters per year, plus around half-a-dozen e-bulletins. We also send out an annual review, and all members are invited to our AGM. We also have a website, Facebook page and Twitter account. 

Priorities for the branch include increasing the number of trustees and expanding our pool of volunteers. We also need to strengthen our branch’s capacity to monitor and respond to planning applications and consultations. 

Our branch officers include the Chairman, Vice-Chairman and Treasurer. We have four trustees.
We have a retained Press Officer, and our relationship with our local media is good. We also employ a part-time Administrator (7 hours per week) who deals with enquiries, branch administration and committee meetings. We are supported by a small pool of volunteers. We have an office in St Ives Town Hall (shared with the East of England Regional Group). Our President is Christopher Vane Percy.

Our income is around £10,000 pa and our financial situation is stable.

Details of how to apply for job/role:
To find out more about the role please contact in the first instance branch administrator Tracey Hipson on 01480 396 698, e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information on the branch please visit their website:


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