South West Wildlife Trust Fundraising Limited: Venues & Operations Manager

Closing date:
Salary: £30,000 per annum (award pending) + targeted £1K annual bonus, paid quarterly
Contract type: Permanent / Working hours: Full time
Location: Cricklepit Mill, Cricklepit Mill, Commercial Road, The Quay, Exeter, EX2 4AB, Exeter, Devon, EX2 4AB
Are you an experienced and talented manager – perhaps from a sales office, events and/or operations background – with excellent organisational, communication, IT, people management and commercial skills and experience? Would you like to help shape the strategic direction and achievement of our unique, friendly and dynamic team? Want to make a difference to the environment every day by ensuring our 8 owning Wildlife Trusts deliver valuable new members?

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Deadline for applications is 25th January 2020. Local interviews to be held on 31st January 2020. Please note that completed applications meeting the required criteria may receive interviews prior to this date.

South West Wildlife Fundraising Limited (‘SWWFL’), one of the most successful organisations in our sector, is looking for a highly organised, self-motivated and resourceful manager to lead our important venues, events and support operation.

This key role is responsible for ensuring that good quality venues (such as retail stores, local shows, tourist attractions, markets) and events are sourced, booked and account-managed to provide quality environments for our 55 regionally-based Membership Recruiters. This is a key function as the quantity and quality of the venues and events available directly impacts our field-based recruiters’ success in delivering new memberships and invaluable donations. This will require both a hands-on, confident approach to engaging with new and existing venues as well as providing a strategic management of the team’s needs and capabilities to fulfil our Venue Strategy.

If you have a strong proficiency of Microsoft Office programmes and CRM systems/ databases (Salesforce is used across the organisation so a technological aptitude is important), strong phone skills and an ability to evaluate processes and continue to innovate and improve the operation, this rewarding role could be for you.

Venues & Operations Manager job description