Membership Venues Officers x3


Flexible in the UK (home-based)
£26,379 - £28,319 pro rata

Paid • Full Time • Permanent

Sectors: conservation & wildlife

Closing date: Sunday, 2nd June 2024   4 days left

This is a fantastic opportunity for a passionate and driven individual with excellent organisational skills to join our UK-wide Membership Venues Team, who are vital to the success of our Membership Fundraisers and helps the RSPB to raise the funds it needs to reach our ambitious goals to save nature.

3 full time vacancies are available with various hours and various contract lengths. If a particular contract is of interest, please indicate on your application form.

  • 1 x Fixed term/Full-Time (37.5 hours p/w) - Maternity cover (12 months with possible extension)
  • 1 x Fixed term/Full-Time (37.5 hours p/w) - Secondment cover (12 months with possible extension)
  • 1 x Permanent/Full-Time (37.5 hours p/w)

About the role

You will be responsible for planning and organising a calendar of events for our team to attend, from shopping centres to country shows, high streets to our reserves, and everything in between, so that they can inspire members of the public to become members of the RSPB.

Our aim is to inspire external partners about our attendance at their events or venues. We are looking for someone who is a confident relationship builder with excellent telephone and email manners and communication and negotiation skills. You must have impeccable organisational skills, a keen eye for detail, and be able to manage several tasks at once, recording all key details on our CRM database system daily to ensure that our team of Membership Fundraisers have everything they need to attend their events and venues.

You will be part of a successful and energetic team covering the whole UK. You will work collaboratively with colleagues across the country. This position can be conducted from home, however, occasional travel, including to a local office, reserve or elsewhere in the United Kingdom, will be required.


  • 34 days’ annual leave (including BH, which can be worked if desired to get that time back);
  • Life Assurance scheme – 5x yearly salary;
  • Pension matched up to 7% contribution;
  • Confidential assistance programme with a qualified counsellor;
  • Sabbatical once every 5 years – up to 4 weeks with an RSPB-approved scheme;
  • Annual employee volunteer day – get paid to volunteer with a charity of your choosing;
  • Opportunities for career development within various directorates.

What we need from you

Essential skills, knowledge and experience:

  • Strong communication and negotiation skills, including customer service skills.
  • Effective planning and decision-making skills.
  • Geographical understanding of the United Kingdom.
  • Solutions focused approach with the ability to overcome setbacks and last-minute changes to get the best outcome for the RSPB.
  • Competent in the use of Microsoft Excel, Word, and Outlook.
  • Confident in learning about and using new software (eg, CRM database and Fundraising Portal). Training will be provided.

Desirable skills, knowledge and experience:

  • Understanding of fundraising and what makes a good fundraising venue.
  • Knowledge of potential fundraising venues.
  • Experience of relationship development, particularly through cold contacting potential clients and suppliers.

Additional Information

The RSPB reserves the right to extend or make these roles permanent without further advertising.

We will interview as and when applications come in and reserve the right to close the advert once sufficient applications have been received.

For any queries relating to the role, please don't hesitate to contact [email protected] or [email protected] 

As part of this application process, you will be asked to complete a full application form, including evidence of how you meet the skills, knowledge, and experience listed above.

Please do get in contact should you require any reasonable adjustments at the application/interview stage.

We are committed to developing an inclusive and diverse RSPB, in which everyone feels supported, valued, and able to be their whole selves. To achieve our vision of creating a world richer in nature, we need more people on nature's side and more diverse people. People of colour and disabled people are underrepresented across the environment, climate, sustainability, and conservation sectors. If you identify as a person of colour and/or disabled, we are particularly interested in receiving your application. Contact us to discuss any additional support you may need to complete your application.

The RSPB is an equal opportunities employer. This role is covered by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

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