The Snowdonia Society is recruiting!

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Communications and Membership Officer

The Snowdonia Society is a conservation charity which works hard to protect and enhance Snowdonia.  The Society carries out practical conservation work, campaigns to protect the area’s special qualities and owns the iconic Tŷ Hyll with its lovely wildlife garden and woodland.

We are recruiting a Communications and Membership Officer to provide a strong anchor for our work.  We are looking for a hard-working conservation-oriented person who wants to make a big difference in a small organisation.

The Communications and Membership Officer will work closely with other staff, the Society’s Trustees and volunteers. The work includes meticulous admin, creative communications through a range of media, and relationship-building with our family of members and supporters.

Working as part of a small dedicated team you will be central to our work:

  • as primary contact for members, who are the foundation of the organization.
  • developing and delivering effective member recruitment and fundraising.
  • supporting our conservation team by effective promotion of their work.
  • supporting our Director in production of effective campaign materials and messages.
  • supporting Trustees and other volunteers to enable them to contribute fully to the Society’s work

This is a permanent post of four days per week.  Salary, dependent on skills and experience of the selected candidate, will be up to £24,000 pro rata.

For an informal discussion contact the Society’s Director, John Harold.

To apply please complete our standard Application Form and return to mary-kate@snowdonia-society.org.uk

or

Mary-Kate Jones, Snowdonia Society, Caban, Brynrefail, Caernarfon LL55 3NR

  • Closing date for applications: midday on Monday 17th July
  • Candidates selected for interview: Monday 24th July
  • Interviews: Wednesday 2nd August


JOB DESCRIPTION

The post is based at our office at Caban, Brynrefail, near Llanberis.

Membership and volunteer database: day to day management of the database and communications with Members, responding to enquiries and including management of the financial aspects of processing subscriptions, Direct Debits, Gift Aid, and donations.

Member services and communications: manage to a very high standard, reflecting the fundamental importance of members to the Society.

Member recruitment: as part of wider fundraising strategy, identify opportunities for member recruitment and ensure that high-quality resources and support are in place.  Inspire other staff, trustees and volunteers to deliver effective member recruitment.

Fundraising: working with staff, trustees and other volunteers, lead the Society in generating, supporting and resourcing appropriate fundraising activities, monitor progress against fundraising action plans and develop the fundraising strategy. Manage donations, merchandise sales and fundraised cash.

Website: responsibility for smooth running, problem-solving, and quality control.

Social media: ensure all communications complement the Society’s messages, actions and activities.

Magazine: commissioning, compilation, editing, quality control, design and layout of our high-quality bilingual twice-yearly magazine. There will be significant support with this task for at least an initial period.

Events:  with other staff organise the Society’s Annual General Meeting and oversee the smooth running, co-ordination, and publicity of our substantial and varied programmes of events and activities.

Office:  oversee resources and ensure smooth and efficient running of our small and friendly office.

Tŷ Hyll: provide effective admin support for the Society’s flagship property.

Bilingual delivery: ensure that the Society communicates effectively and consistently in both Welsh and English.


PERSON SPECIFICATION

Essential

  • Proven ability to organise, multi-task and prioritise admin tasks with attention to detail
  • Able communicator in both Welsh and English – you will speak and write in both languages on a daily basis
  • Self-motivated and able to generate new ideas and put them into action
  • Excellent problem-solving skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Experience of design and layout for a range of media – web, poster, leaflet, booklet, magazine
  • Experience of routine financial management – especially Gift Aid, Direct Debit and online payments
  • Excellent IT skills – proven ability to manage databases, spreadsheets, website and social media

Highly Desirable

  • Experience of fundraising and member recruitment in a not-for-profit organisation
  • Basic coding skills for website development work
  • Knowledge and understanding of landscape, conservation, and Snowdonia National Park and their local context
  • Experience of organizing and publicising events
  • Experience of property-related admin work

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