Above: Recruiter at an event © DWT
Dorset Wildlife Trust (DWT) is looking for friendly, enthusiastic and confident people to take on a new challenge in 2015, and help Dorset’s biggest wildlife conservation charity recruit new members.
The Membership Recruiter position has never been more valuable to DWT, as membership is the only reliable source of income for the charity to be able to continue helping wildlife in Dorset. DWT’s 42 nature reserves across Dorset provides habitat for a host of threatened and rare species including sand lizards, red squirrels and Dartford Warblers. Membership allows the charity to continue the habitat management for this precious wildlife to thrive in Dorset.
This is a great opportunity for anyone who loves talking to people, working outside, and cares about wildlife and Dorset.
DWT’s Membership manager, James Haldane, said, “This is a great opportunity for anyone who loves talking to people, working outside, and cares about wildlife and Dorset. Our recruiters approach visitors to venues, such as garden centres and county shows in Dorset, and talk to them about the Trust’s valuable work, with a view to securing a regular monthly donation. In return, membership recruiters can expect flexible working hours, competitive rates of pay, and of course, the nice feeling that they are making a real contribution to the wellbeing of wildlife in Dorset!”
In the summer, recruiters get entry to fetes, fairs and festivals before, during and after everyone else
DWT Membership Recruiter, Sally Gould, said, “I love meeting people from all walks of life and hearing about the birds and hedgehogs they see in their garden. In the summer, recruiters get entry to fetes, fairs and festivals before, during and after everyone else, which is a nice bonus. At times we also work with DWT conservation officers, which makes us feel part of the team. We can’t all get out there physically to do conservation work, so this is my way of contributing and I get paid for all of this whilst helping DWT keep Dorset beautiful!”
Hours are flexible and earning dependent on hours worked
Hours are flexible and earning dependent on hours worked. Basic pay is £8.50 per hour, or 38% commission of the annual subscription value, including gift aid, of each confirmed membership, whichever is the highest at the end of each month. An additional 10% commission can be earned for exceeding monthly targets. For more information about the role, and how to apply, click here
Notes to Editor
For more information please contact Sally Welbourn at Dorset Wildlife Trust on 01305 264620.
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Dorset Wildlife Trust works to champion wildlife and natural places, to engage and inspire people and to promote sustainable living. Founded in 1961, DWT is now the largest voluntary nature conservation organisation in Dorset, with over 25,000 members and over 40 nature reserves. Most are open daily and there are visitor centres providing a wealth of wildlife information at Brooklands Farm, Lorton Meadows, Kingcombe Meadows and Brownsea Island Nature Reserves, The Purbeck Marine Wildlife Reserve and the Urban Wildlife Centre at Upton Heath Nature Reserve. DWT plays a key role in dealing with local environmental issues and leads the way in establishing the practices of sustainable development and engaging new audiences in conservation, particularly in the urban areas