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Wildlife Fundraiser

Salary: £6.19/hr plus 45% commission (Part time hours available, initially up to 16hrs per week)

Closing date: Thursday 2nd May 2013

Location: Stratford-upon- Avon, Leamington Spa, Warwick, Solihull, Nuneaton, Coventry

Job ref: wildfund01-13

Could you inspire people about wildlife, conservation and the work of the Trust? We are looking for enthusiastic, committed people with excellent communication skills to become part of our membership fundraising team. You will help to raise the profile of the Trust across the county, increase awareness and understanding of our work locally for nature conservation and increase our membership. You will need to be confident, self-motivated and comfortable working outdoors on your own. If you enjoy mild physical activity this job has the added benefit of helping you keep fit but we do require you to have a full UK driving license and your own transport. If you are looking for part time hours to supplement an existing income or pension this role offers flexible hours between 15.30hrs – 20.30pm weekdays, and weekend hours if suitable.

The Wildlife Trusts are a nationwide network of local charities dedicated to protecting and enhancing the natural environment, and engaging people. Together the Trusts have nearly 700,000 members throughout the UK and look after over 2,500 nature reserves. Warwickshire Wildlife Trust has over 23,000 members across Warwickshire, Coventry and Solihull.

Warwickshire Wildlife Trust works to protect local wildlife and wild places for the future by campaigning, by looking after over 56 nature reserves, by working with community groups and through projects for schools and young people. The Trust runs two Visitor Centres, aiming to bring people and nature closer together through events, activities and educational programmes. Warwickshire Wildlife Trust relies heavily on volunteering, and we have over 650 registered volunteers each giving time to support the Trusts’ work.

The Trust is looking for Wildlife Fundraisers to help raise the profile of the Trust across the county, increase awareness and understanding of our work for nature conservation and to increase membership and membership income.

 

Wildlife Fundraiser
Wildlife Fundraisers are responsible to the Membership Manager for carrying out recruitment and profile raising activities. These will include primarily door to door recruitment and face to face recruitment at local events where appropriate. The methods of recruitment used are very ‘soft-sell’, two stage process and aims to find people who are genuinely interested in the natural environment and its conservation. Work will be located mainly in the areas in which fundraisers live, but wider travel may be required at times. Full training will be provided at our headquarters together with on-going support and mentoring.

 

Personal Responsibilities

MEMBERSHIP RECRUITMENT
• Undergo training provided by the Trust’s in membership recruitment.
• Visit houses door-to-door in targeted areas.
• Carry out the ‘soft-sell’ recruitment process which a two stage process involving leaving an information booklet on the first visit, and collecting it on the second.
• Where potential new members have a genuine interest in joining the Trust, sign them up as members, using a direct debit form.
• Leave an information pack including all contact details of the charity.
• Attend local events determined by the Trust to give out information on our work and to recruit new members Face to Face if required.

MEMBERSHIP ADMINISTRATION
• Agree areas to be targeted with the Membership Manager.
• Complete records of addresses visited during each period of work.
• Complete membership application forms and direct debits for every new member recruited.
• Pass all records on to the Membership Manager every week.

PRIORITIES
• Decide on priorities for action within the above headings in collaboration with the Membership Manager.
• At all times a friendly, tactful and polite approach is essential.

 

Person Specification

KNOWLEDGE
Awareness or appreciation of environmental issues.
Ability to use street maps.

SKILLS
Excellent communication skills (both written and oral).
Administration skills (keeping records and managing documents).

ABILITIES
Able to communicate effectively with colleagues and the public.
Full UK driving Licence and own transport essential.

EXPERIENCE
Maintaining a filing system.
Liaison or sales with the public.

EDUCATIONAL ACHIEVEMENTS
A friendly, outgoing personality is more important than educational achievements for this position.

 

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Contact details:

Email sue.ell@wkwt.org.uk or send A4 SAE (75p) to Brandon Marsh Nature Centre, Brandon Lane, Coventry, CV3 3GW.

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