The Scottish Women's Institutes is an organisation which was founded in 1917 as the Scottish Women's Rural Institutes and recently modernised its image, its’ membership consists of 12,387 women across 599 institutes covering all of Scotland
As part of its growth strategy it is seeking to appoint a membership development officer. This is a crucial role for the organisation.
Additional key tasks within this role are:
As a membership organisation, membership growth and engagement are crucial in the continued success of the SWI.
As the Membership Development Officer it is your primary aim to explain and engage with prospective members about the advantages of joining the SWI and its relevance to them while working with colleagues to retain existing members and provide a professional welcome to new members to the organisation
This important new role requires energy and enthusiasm as well as highly developed interpersonal, communication and customer care skills, together with strong networking & presentation capabilities.
Applications are encouraged from those in a membership based organisation and/or charity.
Candidates will have a successful track record in retaining and building membership with related targets, combined with skills in building and maintaining customer relationships.
Essential Experience & Skills:
Desired Experience & Skills
The role will involve some evenings and out of hours responsibilities such as events preparation & support, event hosting/presentations/attendance and break down.
As one of the leading women only membership organisations in Scotland offering a variety of activities encompassing Education and Training as well as teaching a variety of craft skills to women from all backgrounds, we are involved in campaigning on issues that affect women.
The post would be on a full time basis although consideration would be given to Job Sharing. Whilst the place of work is Edinburgh based, the role allows flexibility to work from home with attendance at the Edinburgh Office as and when required.
In the first instance please submit your CV and covering letter to the Chief Executive Raymond Pratt e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing date for applicants: Friday 25th June