What you need to know about Country Advisory Committees

Learn how they support, guide and champion the RSPB’s work. Each UK nation has a dedicated advisory committee.

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Country Advisory Committee members

Committee members give insights into the country impact of RSPB work and feedback stakeholder views. They help promote the RSPB, including membership and fundraising opportunities, and advise staff on how they can better raise awareness of the charity’s work. 


Each of the country advisory committees has a maximum of 13 members, including the chairman who also sits on RSPB Council.

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The work of the advisory committees

The Country Advisory Committees meet at least twice a year (and in general quarterly) to guide RSPB staff on making the charity’s work as effective as possible.

Each Committee provides timely and effective advice including insight on the views and interests of stakeholders relevant to the strategy and work of the RSPB in the country. They advise, and where possible assist, the country staff in the promotion of interest in the work of the Society, including membership and fundraising opportunities, and to help develop the influence and the policy agenda of the Society.