Membership Recruitment Assistant

Closing date:
Salary: £9.36 per hour plus commission
Contract type: Fixed term / Working hours: Flexible

Rainton Meadows,

Rainton Meadows Nature Reserve, Houghton-lelSpring, DH4 6PU
If you're a people person with a passion for wildlife, then you could be the perfect person to join the Durham Wildlife Trust membership team!

Contact details

Emily Routledge: or 0191 5843112

We are looking for an enthusiastic and dedicated person with a flair for communication, to recruit new members for Durham Wildlife Trust through attendance at events, nature reserves and at our visitor centres. Previous experience in sales or fundraising is desirable though not essential. An interest in wildlife and conservation is advantageous.  

Key responsibilities will include: 

  • To recruit new members for Durham Wildlife Trust 

  • To encourage new members to sign up to give Gift Aid 

  • To identify events and locations for recruitment opportunities  

  • To promote Durham Wildlife Trust and to provide accurate information about our work 

Period of appointment:
The contract is fixed term until 31st December 2021. Extension of contract period will be funding dependent. 

Hours of work:
A minimum of 6 hours per week to include one weekend day. A flexible approach to working weekends and evenings may be required. 

Various locations throughout Durham, Darlington, Gateshead, South Tyneside and Sunderland 


To apply for this post please submit a cover letter demonstrating your suitability for the post alongside a CV to Emily Routledge at 

You can also post an application to: Durham Wildlife Trust, Rainton Meadows, Chilton Moor, Houghton-le-Spring, Tyne and Wear, DH4 6PU. 

Closing date for applications: Monday 14th June 9am

This post is subject to enhanced CRB disclosure. An offer of employment will not be made until the results of a CRB check on the successful candidate are known. 

For the full job specification, click on the link below.