Membership Development Officer - Nature Conservati...

28 Feb 2018
28 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you a friendly, focused individual who loves nature and wildlife? Are you confident to work in a busy and vibrant environment? Are you driven and motivated to work to targets? Perhaps you are looking for a new challenge? Want to play your part in helping to save nature for future generations? Nature is in big trouble, but we've got big plans to save it, can you help us? Membership Development Officer Reference number: A Location: Gloucestershire Salary starting at: GBP17,276 - GBP18,716 per annum Hours: Full time Contract: 6 months There is an exciting opportunity to work for the RSPB in and around the beautiful, busy county of Gloucestershire, an area that hosts a number of rare and exciting species such as Nightingale, Water Vole, Willow Tit as well as magnificent and ancient Oak Woodlands. Importantly this is also home to the RSPB's Raptors on the Rock Date With Nature events which bring people closer to spectacular birds of prey such as Peregrine Falcon at the Forestry Commision site, Symonds Yat 400 metres above the river Wye in the Forest of Dean. The RSPB is focusing on some ambitious plans and targets - working together with the public and its partners to collectively change the fate of nature. The successful candidate will be an ambassador for the RSPB, and will enthuse and inspire members of the public to join the RSPB. The successful applicant will love telling the public about the work that the RSPB is doing to save nature and, using fundraising/sales skills you'll promote new joiners to RSPB membership which will be key to the future success of the RSPB. The successful candidate will become part of the RSPB South West membership team. This role will involve working across a wide variety of offsite venues/locations such as village fetes, farmers' markets, county shows, garden centres and parks, enthusing, inspiring and recruiting new RSPB members. Working alongside other RSPB staff and volunteers at events and at nature reserves in Gloucestershire and the wider South West will also be an interesting part of the role. Full training and support will be given to the successful candidate and a valid driving license is essential. A van and work mobile phone is provided. Applicants should be comfortable in loading and unloading vehicles, happy to work most weekends (these are our busiest times), and bank holidays as well as occasional evenings and when required work some unsociable hours. A flexible approach to which two week days you would prefer to take off can be agreed with you and one weekend per month is yours to take if you want it too. If you have a passion for saving nature and want to inspire others to do the same, please get in touch. We look forward to hearing from you. Closing date: 8 April 2018. TO APPLY AND FOR MORE INFORMATION: If you would like to find out more about this position and to apply, please click the 'Apply Now' button to be directed to our website where you can download the Role Profile and Application Details. When you make your application please ensure that you include reference number A on any correspondence. No agencies please.