Battersea, Greater London
£22,500 per annum
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

We are looking for a Special Events Assistant to assist the Special Events Manager and Special Events Officer to implement special events, through excellent event co-ordination and supporter care.

About us

Battersea is here for every dog and cat and has been since 1860. We are a leading animal welfare charity and over the last 160 years we’ve grown from one home in London to three rescuing and rehoming centres across the South East. With c500 staff and 1000 volunteers, we have cared for over three million vulnerable animals We also campaign tirelessly to make things better for dogs and cats; sharing our expertise and educating the public and policymakers about responsible pet ownership. Join us and make a difference for every dog and cat.

Our Fundraising Team

Battersea’s multiple award-winning Fundraising department raises around 60% of the Charity’s total income. Working with colleagues across the organisation, we provide members of the public and organisations with opportunities to engage with Battersea and to support our work. Through continued investment, net fundraising income has risen from just £100,000 in 2010 to £10m in 2019, and we will continue to grow our income to make sure Battersea can be here for every cat and dog now and in the future.

Philanthropy, Partnerships and Commercial

Philanthropy, Partnerships and Commercial teams work to engage philanthropists and partners to support Battersea’s current and future work; helping them to understand the dramatic difference their donations can make to the work of our charity

  • Special Events Team

Within Philanthropy and Partnerships, sits the Special Events team. We deliver a programme of special events from our annual Gala Ball to our new Stray Over challenge to raise income and attract individuals and companies to support the care of our animals while enjoying fun and entertainment.

What we can offer you

Our dedicated people mean that we can be here for every dog and cat. Whether you are sharing an office with our dogs or directly caring for our cats, our animals show their appreciation every day. There is no better reward than seeing the difference you make to the lives of our dogs and cats first-hand; although we also provide a wide range of employee benefits, including:

  • 28 days of annual leave (plus 8 days paid public holidays) per year
  • Generous pension contributions – up to 10% employer contribution
  • Free healthcare cash plan, where you can claim for a range of treatment including dental (£100), optical (£100), physiotherapy, chiropody and acupuncture (£325) every year
  • Annual interest-free season ticket loans
  • Discounted gym memberships and cycle to work schemes
  • Life insurance

So, if you are passionate about dogs, cats and about our work, then we’d like to hear from you.

We are committed to providing equality of opportunity and valuing diversity for all current and prospective staff, volunteers and Trustees. We aim to ensure that this commitment, reinforced by our values, is embedded in our day-to-day working practices and our work together. We would particularly welcome applications from black and minority ethnic and disabled candidates, who are currently under-represented at Battersea.

Closing date:                 Tuesday 22 June 2021

Interview date(s):           w/c Monday 28 June 2021

For full details, please download our recruitment pack. To apply, click the button below.  All applications must be submitted before the closing date advertised; we reserve the right to close the vacancy early if a high volume of applications is received.

 

Posted on: 08 June 2021
Closed date: 22 June 2021
Job ref: BDCH1380
Tags: Fundraising