Membership Secretary

Martin Snelling

The purpose of the role is to recruit and retain CAMRA members and encourage participation.

Key Activities
• To contact new Branch members welcoming them to the Branch (template letter/email available);
• To contact local members with information on current branch and national campaigns and activities and any local membership benefits e.g. discounts at local pubs or beer festivals;
• To encourage lapsed members to rejoin by contacting them (template letter/email available);
• To assist the central Membership Team in keeping details of local members up to date by passing any changes of address or email;
• To act as the link between the central Membership Team and the local branch on membership matters including local queries;
• To encourage the Branch to maximise all possible avenues to recruit members e.g placing membership forms in pubs and running membership stands at suitable events such as beer festivals (both CAMRA run and non CAMRA run).
• To ensure that new faces are warmly welcomed at any event they attend;
• Work with the Branch Chairman to encourage all Branch members to undertake some CAMRA activity e.g distributing local Branch magazines or pub surveying;
• To monitor and report back to Branch meetings Branch membership numbers including total number, lapsed and new members, via CAMRA's national membership database;
• To work with the Young Members’ and Student Liaison Officers to maximise young member recruitment and retention.

Code of Conduct
• To ensure that the data accessed from the membership database is used in line with CAMRA's GDPR policies
• To refrain from putting forward any personal points of view that is against CAMRA’s policy or might bring the Campaign into disrepute.
• To refrain from action or inaction that would bring the Campaign into disrepute. Time Commitment
• Depending on the size of the branch it could be up to an hour every week.
• Attendance at branch meetings would be ideal.
• If a branch is involved with festivals and similar, attending and manning membership stands would be best practice.

Skills etc needed
• Good interpersonal & communication skills – both written and verbal
• Access to a computer and the internet is essential