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The branch is appealing for a new Membership Secretary

05 December 2017
The branch is appealing for a new Membership Secretary
The branch is appealing for a new Membership Secretary, to take over the role that has been so well looked after by our existing Membership Secretary, Kate Wilson, for so long.

If you are interested in the role, then further details are as follows:

What you can expect to be doing

Looking after the group's membership records / database using an Access Database.  To add / delete members and renew membership.  Please note that owing to forthcoming data protection laws this part of the role may be subject to change in due course.

subscriptions and welcoming new supporters.  Renewals get sent out with Pawprints (our Membership magazine) currently using the Access database to produce Green renewal slips and address labels 3 x per year, which are then sent out with Pawprints in approx February, June and October  each year. Printing of the address labels for local vets to be sent copies of the magazine as well.

Providing information on membership statistics to the Pawprints editor, for including in the next edition of the magazine. Receiving all of the copies of Pawprints from the editor / publisher, and sending out copies to members and local vets. Also sending out copies of Pawprints by email, in PDF format,  to those members who choose to receive it electronically.

Postal collection - collecting the post on at least a weekly basis from the branch PO box - the majority of post relates to Membership, but some items of the post, such as PetPlan, invoices etc are intended for the branch coordinator.  Therefore, directing those pieces of post accordingly to
the right people.

Supply of raffle tickets to the raffle ticket organiser

Helping out at the branches two fairs that take place during the Spring and Summer, to accept any membership payments from people that attend the fair, and to encourage new members to join on the day

Helping to attract new supporters to Cats Protection and the branch
What are the benefits to you and the cats?
You will develop new skills, expand your knowledge and make a significant contribution to improving the lives of cats and kittens by promoting and facilitating local membership schemes.

You will also meet new people, make new friends and be part of a dedicated team of volunteers.
We're looking for someone with...
Organisation and administrative skills
Good IT skills
Willingness to be part of a team
Knowledge of Data Protection and its laws (would be an advantage)

Time expectation

Our membership volunteers usually spend about 2 hours per week in this role, the timing of which is flexible to suit work / life balance.

Additional Information

t Cats Protection we believe our volunteers should be happy and confident in their roles. To make sure this is the case, we provide support and guidance both remotely from our National Cat Centre and face to face through our regional and local volunteer groups and teams. We also offer varied online and face to face training and have wide-ranging policies covering all aspects of volunteering.
We hope the support we provide will ensure our volunteers have a great experience with Cats Protection.

Please note that you must be over 18 years of age to apply for this role, and you must become a member of the branch to be a volunteer.
If you would like to find out more about this role, please contact the Branch Coordinator on