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MEMBERSHIP ASSISTANT

We are currently looking to recruit a Membership Assistant to join our RSE team.

Starting salary of £17,947 per annum
Fixed-term contract until 22/12/2017
Permanent position: 35 hours per week

You will support the Fellowship and Business Development teams in the delivery of a programme of activities to engage and build relations with the RSE Fellowship and key donors.

You will: produce written materials and communications; create and coordinate event budgets; maintain the CRM database; represent the RSE at external events; and undertake any other administrative tasks and duties required for the team.

You must have experience of planning and delivering events, be able to prioritise your own workload and have excellent communications skills. You will be computer literate, a confident user of the web and have the ability to act with tact and discretion at all times.

To apply for the post and for more information, please visit the Adopt An Intern Website.

Closing date for applications: Friday 24 March 2017

Interview date: Wednesday 5 April 2017

Workplace Benefits


The RSE is an equal opportunities employer, offering equality of working practices and procedures.

We aim to:

  • Accept and treat individuals fairly
  • Respect differences
  • Promote and encourage diversity and equality of opportunity
  • Address any harassment, victimisation, bullying or discrimination reported

We do not tolerate harassment, victimisation, bullying or discrimination.


The RSE strives to provide a working environment which supports the well-being of its staff and is committed to:

  • Developing policies around TOIL, flexible working and family/maternity/paternity/adoption leave
  • Promoting awareness and understanding of health-related issues in the work-place
  • Providing regular, confidential health checks for staff and access to occupational health services when appropriate
  • Offering first aid for baby and child training to new parents
  • Maintaining the Healthy Working Lives Silver Award and working towards obtaining a Gold accreditation
  • Organising cycle trips at the weekends

The RSE is committed to the development of its staff and encourages life-long learning.

Attendance at external training is supported and funding for personal development (up to 100% for requests relating directly to work and 50% for further professional qualifications) is provided. In addition, the RSE organises an annual Learning at Work week where staff are given the opportunity to share and develop existing skills and knowledge.


In addition to the salary paid, the RSE offers generous employee benefits which include:

  • The opportunity to become a member of the Lothian Pension Fund;
  • 30 days annual leave plus 9 days Public Holidays;
  • An interest free loan for public transport tickets;
  • Social clubs such as Book Club, Scone Club and Running Club;
  • A give-as-you-earn scheme;
  • Training opportunities;
  • Yearly health checks;
  • Childcare vouchers.

The RSE is occasionally able to offer opportunities for paid work placements or internships through Adopt an Intern. These are mutually beneficial as they enable:

  • Students to gain work experience and networking opportunities;
  • The RSE to gain fresh new ideas and support with projects which may otherwise remain abandoned;
  • Current staff to develop communication, organisational, team-working, mentoring and leadership skills.