Arun-Adur Ramblers

Friendly Walks in West Sussex

Group Membership Secretary


Group Membership Secretary


Role type:

A growing and involved membership is vital for the Ramblers in order to make sure that its charitable work is effective and visible and that the promotion of walking and resources reach an ever-widening circle.

Main purpose of the role:

The main purpose is to ensure that new or prospective members are given a warm welcome to the Group, and are made aware of the opportunities to get involved.

What we need from you:

  • A passion for walking and an affinity with all the charitable aims of the Ramblers.
  • A desire to play a part in helping the membership of the Ramblers to grow.
  • Good communication skills that will encourage new members to join and existing members to stay.
  • Computer literate, comfortable with word-processing and e-mail, and also with basic spreadsheets
  • Must have access to email and willing to receive electronic communications relating to the role.
  • An understanding of the data protection legislation in relation to handling personal data


  • Ensure new members to the Group receive a welcome letter that explains the group’s activity, walks programme, achievements, and opportunities to get involved at both the Group and Area level. Update this information quarterly.
  • Send an information pack to people who enquire about joining the Ramblers including how to join.
  • Receive monthly Membership reports from your Area Membership Secretary and monitor the growth rate of the group looking for trends or patterns.
  • Facilitate the distribution of walks programmes to all members of the group on a regular basis.
  • Raise new member recruitment opportunities within the group at local events.
  • Look to encourage "payment pending" and "lapsed" members to renew their Ramblers membership.


Resources are available on the volunteer section of the Ramblers website Contact Membership Services Team This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. / 020 7339 8595

Monday, December 10, 2018