East Midlands Chamber


Membership Team Leader

Ongoing (we close ongoing adverts once sufficient applications are received)

£25,000 to £30,000 per annum (dependant on skills and experience)

Fixed term until 31 July 2025, full time (35 hours per week)

Chesterfield, Derby, Leicester or Nottingham with agile working. Additional travel required

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Why the post exists

Do you enjoy building and maintaining relationships with businesses? Can you put the customer at the heart of what you do? Do you have experience successfully supervising a team? If so, you could be our next Membership Team Leader.

In this role you will be a motivating and supportive supervisor to the membership team. Your team create as well as maintain high-quality communications and relationships with Chamber members (including prospective members) to ensure that they access and experience excellent service(s) and therefore want to join or remain in membership.

You must be comfortable managing a portfolio of your own member accounts, proactively monitoring team performance and providing coaching to individuals to achieve their objectives and team key performance indicators.


Key areas of responsibility

  • Responsible for ensuring that the Membership team deliver a quality service and high-level of customer service to all members.
  • Motivate and performance manage direct reports to achieve their relevant targets including regular meetings and appraisals, identifying training needs, etc.
  • Support the portfolio Director to develop the function including raising awareness of products and services to increase member engagement.
  • Positively contribute to membership sales and retention targets to ensure that key performance indicators are achieved.
  • Develop and drive process improvements forward for the team to ensure a continually improving service for our customers.
  • Act as a point of contact for the Membership function regards any potential customer issues, escalating to the portfolio Director as required, to help ensure successful retention in line with targets.
  • Deliver timely management information that supports reporting required by the Chamber.
  • Provide an excellent level of customer service to all members including setting an example for team members.
  • Identify and generate sales leads, with a focus on recruiting businesses with 10 or more employees.
  • Promote the benefits of Chamber membership which includes a wide range of events, webinars, services and financial savings.
  • Create and maintain quality interactions with members leading to greater retention rates.
  • Be calm under pressure and passionate about improving member understanding of the service(s) they can access.
  • Utilise excellent organisational and prioritisation skills to manage a customer led workload.

For more information please click here to view the job description and person specification.


Ideally applicants will possess

  • Relevant and demonstrable experience of managing a varied portfolio of businesses.
  • Supervisory experience within a customer service focused function.
  • Successfully line managed and worked within a hybrid working model.
  • Can engage with businesses and able to change approach depending on the circumstances.
  • Excellent organisational skills.
  • Tech savvy – in particular with Microsoft office and cloud-based applications such as CRMs.
  • Highly motivated and a self starter.
  • Good use of English, in writing and verbally.


What you can expect in return


25 days holiday plus bank holidays each year (pro rata for part time)


8% non-contributory pension scheme


Wellbeing support including access to Westfield Health plan, Mental Health First Aiders, self help toolkits, discounts and more


Your Birthday off plus an extra day of leave after 5 and 10 years' service


Life assurance (death in service support scheme) for your beneficiaries


Dress for the day policy and agile working practices (role dependent)


2 CSR days to take per year (volunteering activity)


Access to tax-free childcare and Bike2Work schemes


Special leave for bereavement, compassionate leave & dependent related time off


Learning and development opportunities


Flexibility to take unpaid leave, paid study leave & special leave for territorial army


Recognition and engagement schemes including our Our Stars


Tax free 45p per business mile for cars (up to 10,000 miles per year)


Employee social events

Company Overview

About us

East Midlands Chamber is a well-respected and award winning organisation that aims to enhance businesses and communities in Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Nottinghamshire. With more than 4,000 members, we have established a reputation as the voice of the region's economy.

How to apply

Found a great role? It’s easy to work for us. Simply follow the three steps below. If you have any questions, please get in touch.

Complete our equality, diversity and inclusivity (EDI) monitoring form here. You can learn about why we collect this information and how it is utilised in the form introduction.

Send your CV and a covering letter detailing why you believe that you will add value to the role and the Chamber to recruitment@emc-dnl.co.uk with the subject line as the vacancy reference, EMC20TL.

Alternatively, post your application to: FAO HR department, East Midlands Chamber, Commerce House, Millennium Way, Dunston Road, Chesterfield, S41 8ND

Applications that do not include both a CV and covering letter will not be considered.

If you’re successful at this stage, you will be invited for an interview. If you’re unsuccessful, the Chamber’s HR team will let you know by email.

First, you’ll be invited to interview onsite at one of the Chamber’s offices or virtually via Microsoft Teams (role dependant). If your interview goes well, you may invited to attend a second interview or offered the role. Some interviews might require you to compile some research or to prepare a presentation. At the end of the interview, the interviewer will confirm the timeline for next steps.

Interviews usually last around an hour with a mix of competency based interview questions, and in some cases, we might ask you to carry out some practical exercises.

Decisions will be made at each stage of the process, as we score applicants against the role criteria. If you’re successful, we will contact you to make an offer. This will be followed up in writing and a contract will be sent to you once a start date is confirmed. You will receive information on your induction and what you will do on your first day. If you have any questions, please just get in touch.

If you’re unsuccessful, we will either write to you or contact you by telephone, and if you’ve attended an interview we’re more than happy to provide feedback. You’re welcome to apply again for another role in the future.

Chamber Statement

East Midlands Chamber (Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire) is an equal opportunities employer and Disability Confident Leader.

All suitably qualified people are encouraged to apply for vacancies regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marital status, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation. Applicants require current eligibility to live and work in the UK, they must also disclose any unspent convictions or cautions and company director disqualifications in their covering letter. Please inform recruitment@emc-dnl.co.uk of any reasonable adjustments needed during the recruitment process. The business is dedicated to retaining talent and therefore it may decide to prioritise and support internal applicants.