The Long Run | Member Recruitment Lead

Could you be our new Member Recruitment Lead (sales), responsible for working with industry leaders to drive tourism as a force for good?


Job Description


Location: Applicants can work remotely anywhere in the world. The Long Run is a remote team with employees based in the UK, Kenya, Brazil, and South Africa.


Employer: The Long Run is a registered UK charity that drives tourism as a force for good through technical assistance, an industry-leading standard, best practise sharing, training, and a collaborative community of members.


Working Hours: To be discussed but as a guide, 1 to 3 days per week.


Salary: To be discussed but as a guide, £20,000 – 40,000 pro rata, dependent on experience.


The Long Run


The Long Run is a community of travel businesses and experts committed to using tourism as a force for good, protecting, and regenerating ecosystems for the benefit of all.


The organisation supports, connects, and inspires members to operate according to a balance of the 4Cs — Conservation, Community, Culture and Commerce. By supporting members on this journey, The Long Run ensures that travel experiences have a positive impact, and that conservation is socially and financially sustainable. Collectively, Long Run members safeguard over 23 million acres of ecosystems, protect more than 400 endangered species, and improve the lives of 750,000 people.


The Long Run was founded in 2009 by entrepreneur and property owner Jochen Zeitz as a blueprint for tourism businesses to conserve wilderness in perpetuity. Over 50 members and supporters share a vision of business, nature, and people working harmoniously together for a more sustainable future.


Before joining, each property must demonstrate a serious commitment to the 4Cs and ownership or influence over a significant marine or terrestrial ecosystem. We screen members via written application, background checks, and interviews. Our sliding membership fee structure ensures the organisation is inclusive of businesses of all sizes. As a not-for-profit, 100% of membership fees go to the mission and supporting our members.


The Long Run’s team of experts provide tailored technical, onsite, and remote support so that members can embark on a continuous journey of improvement via the 4Cs. A milestone in this journey is The Long Run’s Global Ecosphere Retreat® certification — one of the travel industry’s most rigorous standards, recognised by the Global Sustainable Tourism Council.


In 2020, The Long Run launched a new Travel Partner category to help tour operators, agents, and designers to sell experiences that have a positive impact. Travel Partners join the community to share best practice, better understand sustainable travel, develop a network of the world’s most responsible travel properties and experiences, and embark on a 4C journey.


By collaborating and sharing best practice via fortnightly webinars, monthly newsletters, regional retreats, annual meetings, an exchange programme, and joint marketing activities, together, we achieve so much more than we could alone.


Key responsibilities:

  • Support The Long Run team in advancing its mission to make tourism a force for good.
  • Work with The Long Run team to strengthen existing and create new membership recruitment materials.
  • Work with The Long Run team to strengthen the membership recruitment process.
  • Support Regional Hub Representatives with recruitment strategy and materials.
  • Create and cultivate new membership leads.
  • Track recruitment leads and conversions.


Qualifications and experience required:

  • Excellent written and spoken English.
  • Ideally, one other language.
  • Confident use of Canva, PowerPoint, and Zoho (or other CRM systems).
  • Proven track record in delivering sales/ recruitment results.
  • Ideally, experience in membership recruitment.
  • Experience in hospitality and tourism and/ or conservation sectors.


To apply:

Please outline in an email why you are perfect for the role, submit a CV, and share examples of relevant materials or case studies.


Submissions to go to Holly [email protected]


Application deadline: 5th January 2024


The Long Run is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage applications from candidates of all backgrounds and experiences. If you require this information or wish to submit your application in a different format, please let us know.



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