Giselle Sterry

Membership and Business Development Officer

Tel: 0115 924 7132
Twitter: @Giselle_Sterry

Role at the NBN

To develop and implement the NBN Membership Development Strategy.

Core work responsibilities

  • Lead the implementation of the Membership Development scheme
  • Lead on the recruitment of new supporters
  • Develop income streams and secure increased financial support for the Network and members
  • Support Network members and manage membership renewal process


  • Re-profiled and controlled the NBN budget by introducing cost savings to deliver a balance budget during 2015/16
  • Co-organised with the Communication Officers the NBN Conference which for the first time was held over two days with an Award ceremony and ensured budget control to deliver a cost neutral event.
  • Attended and supported all Board of Trustee and FMC meetings.
  • Developed the use of social media for the NBN Trust which has led to greater engagement with the Network

About Giselle

In February 2015 I joined the NBN as Business Administrator while Sarah was on maternity leave. Following her return to work in January 2016 the focus of my role has been on growing the Newtork membership. I have developed my love of nature over many years and am currently Secretary for Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust City Local Group and The Nottingham RSPB Local Group. I have developed a keen interest in promoting urban wildlife and have taken part in local ‘bioblitz’ events and help maintain small urban reserves in my local area. Recently I built a pond in my garden and was thrilled when within days newts and frogs had set up home. It continues to house them and an array of invertebrates.

I have lived in Nottingham for many years since graduating from Nottingham Trent University. A few years ago I was fortunate enough to take a year out to travel and have been lucky enough to see some fantastic wildlife from Polar Bears in the Arctic to Elephants on the Zambezi. Despite several attempts I have yet to see the Northern Lights.

My working career to date has primarily been in the social housing sector. Choosing voluntary redundancy late in 2014 allowed me to refocus my career on my interests and use the skills and abilities I have gained to assist NBN and its membership grow and develop.