Administration and Membership Manager - Maternity Cover

This is a key maternity cover position in small charity with big impact, for someone with enthusiasm and adaptability who will hit the ground running to give us rock solid administration support and inspire confidence from our member organisations and volunteers.

If you have experience of organising a busy office and can take a front line role in dealing with existing and new member organisations and partners, and if you are able to identify with the purpose and objectives of the Tree Council and its membership, this may be the right opportunity in the right organisation for you.

The purpose of the post is:

  • To manage an effective and efficient administration service appropriate to the needs of the organisation
  • To co-ordinate and manage The Tree Council’s relationships with current and prospective member organisations, individual Friends and other supporters
  • To manage projects as required including office relocation and a 40th National Tree Week celebration at the House of Lords
  • To maintain facilities and services that will support and add value to the work and effectiveness of member organisations and the promotion of The Tree Council’s objectives
  • To support the campaigns and activities including grants programmes, the Tree Warden Scheme, Seed Gathering Season, National Tree Week, and Walk in the Woods month.
In order to apply you should have:
  • Excellent operational and organisational ability
  • Advanced competency with Microsoft Office Suite, especially database management, Word, Access and Excel; understanding of website content management
  • Aptitude in writing reports, minutes and other documents
  • Proficiency to deliver and develop the effective provision of membership and administration services
  • High levels of literacy and numeracy with minimum two years experience in a responsible administrative post
  • Be capable of initiating, planning and prioritising work, overcoming obstacles and taking sound decisions under pressure

This is a full-time maternity cover position of up to one year with a two month notice period and salary of £28,000 - £30,000 per annum depending on experience. Normal office hours are 9.30am to 5.30pm daily, Monday to Friday. Annual leave entitlement is 25 days per annum in addition to normal public holidays and the period between Boxing Day and New Year’s Day. Entitlement will be pro-rated for time worked and can be taken as accrued.

Closing date for applications: 5pm Thursday 24th July 2014

Interview Date: Wednesday 6th August / Thursday 7th August 2014

We are hoping that the successful candidate will be able to take up the post from 22nd September 2014.

These job details can be downloaded here. If you are interested in working for us and can meet all of the above requirements, please download the job and person specification and application form. Please note that we do not accept CVs.

Please email your completed application forms to Emma Prout at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or send a hard copy to The Tree Council, 71 Newcomen Street, London SE1 1YT

The Tree Council is an Equal Opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

Please note that only suitable candidates will be contacted about the role.

Volunteering with The Tree Council

We are always interested in hearing from prospective volunteers who might be interested in office-based volunteering to support our day-to-day operations and special projects. If you would be interested in volunteering with us in this context, please email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it with some information about the type of opportunity you are seeking and any particular skills you would like to share.

Organisation: Ancient Tree Forum

Role: Finance Trustee

This is an exciting opportunity to join the Ancient Tree Forum, a small charity whose aim is to promote the importance, care and protection of Britain’s unique ancient tree heritage. It is seeking to recruit a Finance Trustee to contribute to the financial management of the charity and so assist it in taking forward its Strategic Plan. This is a statement of the direction and ambition of ATF, and an important step change for this small organisation.  With your experience your contribution will help to ensure our financial viability and sound governance, taking care of legal obligations, advising the board and overseeing our administration.  The ideal candidate will have proven knowledge of these areas, and be prepared to support the Board with all aspects of our work.

Please apply by e mail to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Organisation: BTCV Kent
Role: Volunteers
Location: The Thanet Countryside Trust are looking for additional volunteers to help out at their lovely Monkton Nature Reserve.  Both ‘indoor' and ‘outdoor' help is being sought; indoor duties include greeting visitors to the reserve, sorting through book donations or cataloguing items to raise funds via the e-bay website.
Salary: Voluntary
Date: Outdoor volunteers are always welcome to help with the Saturday work parties which are held on the second Saturday of each month.
Contact: Please go to for information. To volunteer or for further information please contact John McPherson, Trustee by e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 01843 843083

Please email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to advertise your job and we'll get in touch. This service is available free of charge to Tree Council member organisations exclusively.

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