Membership Manager Leave of Absence Cover

We are seeking an enthusiastic and self-motivated individual as leave of absence cover for our Membership Manager.

Organisation                      British Ecological Society
Salary                                  £36,530
Location                              London
Hours                                   Full time
Contract                              Leave of absence cover for 6 months
Closing date                       08:00 17 August 2018
Interview date                    27 August 2018
Expected start date           24 September 2018

The BES is a thriving learned society established in 1913 whose vision is a world inspired, informed and influenced by ecology. It publishes six successful journals, an ecological book series and a quarterly newsletter, the Bulletin, which is distributed to its 5,000 members worldwide.

We are seeking an enthusiastic and self-motivated individual as leave of absence cover for our Membership Manager. You will have excellent written and verbal skills, with the ability to clearly and succinctly communicate information to a wide range of audiences. This will require a relevant (e.g. social sciences, marketing) degree or commensurate experience.  You will have responsibilities for two members of staff; therefore we are looking for someone with line management experience.

Key responsibilities for the Membership Manager cover will include:

  • Generate and, where relevant, implement membership retention and acquisition initiatives
  • Working with other relevant Society staff, promote membership and fundraising initiatives
  • Help the Society to foster and benefit from an engaged and interactive membership
  • Build and nurture strong relationships with all Society audiences
  • Provide opportunities for membership to feed back through open channels of communication to improve the experience of members
  • Work with the Chair of the Membership Services Committee (MSC) to ensure that the Committee meets its strategic goals regarding the delivery of membership services
  • Line manage two members of staff
  • Support other Society teams to be involved in membership initiatives and promote membership
  • Oversee the administration of the of day to day financial processes
  • Collaborate with the Member Services Committee Chair to produce annual membership recruitment/retention strategies and budgets
  • Generate and present papers as required by the Member Services Committee and BES Board

A full job description and person specification is available to download below.

For an informal discussion about this role, please contact  Head of Society Programmes


Please submit your CV, and covering letter via email to HR Team


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