£24,000 per year
Contract, 12 Months, Full-time
Job description

Love delivering events? Are you passionate about working for a strong cause? Are you a strong and confident communicator with great attention to detail? Are you a meticulous planner with excellent organisational skills? Do you have a commercial mindset and strong negotiation skills? If so, we’d love to hear from you.

We’re seeking a talented and cause-driven events professional to join our dynamic engagement team, working to achieve our vision of safe and healthy streets. You will inspire, inform and engage communities and organisations across the UK and globally to fight alongside us to stop the world’s biggest killer of children and young people – road crashes – and enable people to cycle and walk without fear of traffic. Working with key audiences and partners across civil society, your work will inspire people to learn more, unite and achieve the solutions needed to save lives and the planet.

The successful candidate with lead on the delivery of our annual events programme, which includes national and international engagement projects, inclusive of, among other events, conferences a black-tie awards dinner, our prestigious annual reception in parliament, and a variety of fun national and regional community events such as fundraisers.

Who we are

Brake is the national, acclaimed charity tackling the daily, horrific carnage of deaths, injuries, and air pollution on roads. Traffic is the biggest killer of young people worldwide, poisoning our lungs and contributing hugely to the climate emergency. Brake’s vision is that people get around in safe and healthy ways. Our values require us to be evidence-based, aim high, and work collaboratively.

We have a 25-year reputation for shouting out for positive change, advising government, encouraging action in communities, and delivering the UK’s National Road Victim Service for bereaved and injured families.

We work with schools and families, communities and companies to champion the cause of road safety and raise awareness of key road safety issues.

Who you are

You are an events professional with experience of leading on all aspects of events delivery. You enjoy working as part of a team and are confident and competent when working independently and on your own initiative. You are confident planning and delivering multiple events on time and to budget. You are an excellent communicator and strong relationship builder. You are resilient and work well under pressure and adapt easily to changing requirements and priorities with a solutions-led mindset.

Key tasks

  • Creating event plans and schedules, booking dates and venues, and liaising with colleagues across the charity and external suppliers and stakeholders.
  • Working with all relevant event project stakeholders to develop and deliver the charity’s event plans within budget and to agreed timescales.
  • Working co-operatively and thoughtfully across the organisation to ensure a high-quality service is provided and event goals are delivered.
  • Working with the engagement team on event promotion and to collate marketing collateral and information.
  • Recording your achievements against performance indicators, you will work across all engagement events, to maximise participant numbers and income generation as well as providing an excellent user journey for all event participants and stakeholders.
  • Overseeing the review of the events risk register and assessments and health and safety requirement for all events.
  • Managing incoming enquiries for bookings and events information.
  • Managing onsite resources during the build and breakdown of events.
  • Leading all in day delivery aspects with in person and onsite presence during all events ensuring on day co-ordination.
  • Preparing all post event evaluation and impact measurement reports.
  • Creating and updating standard operating procedures for the running of our engagement events to ensure efficient delivery and continuous development.
  • Using the CRM and other internal systems effectively to aid efficient event delivery, reporting and insight capture.
  • Working on and assisting any ad hoc projects assigned by the Head of Programme Delivery as part of an agile engagement team, for example, and as instructed, supporting colleagues with marketing tasks.


You bring


  • A minimum of 2 years’ experience of working in event delivery in a fast paced, deadline driven environment.
  • A degree in event management or relevant transferrable skills.
  • Experience of leading on the planning and delivering of multiple events on time and to budget.
  • An ability to communicate, influence and collaborate well and rapidly internally and externally.
  • Excellent organisational skills and attention to detail.
  • Resilience with the ability to work under pressure and adapt easily to changing requirements and priorities with a solutions-led mindset.
  • A commercial mindset and a willingness to work to achieve stretch goals with enthusiasm, confidence and self-direction.
  • Strong negotiation skills and the confidence to negotiate with venues, suppliers and contractors.
  • A team player who on a daily basis utilises strong interpersonal skills and participates in timely internal and external communication and debate to get the job done, in the best most expedient way.
  • Excellent administrative and IT skills.
  • Experience/understanding of transport/mobility sectors, although not essential. You are, however, likely to have demonstrated an active interest in campaigning for change through a humanitarian or social cause in some way.

About the team and how we work

  • You will be joining a skilled, dedicated and friendly team.
  • Our team works remotely and encourages use of sustainable transport.
  • We are open to candidates wanting to work flexibly.
  • Brake actively promotes equality, diversity, and inclusion. We employ based on skills and experience of candidates, irrespective of age, disability (including hidden disabilities), gender, gender identity or gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, or sexual orientation.
  • Employees are subject to driver licence checks. If you drive, please note we do not accept applications from serious traffic offenders due to the nature of our work.
More about Brake

Brake is an international charity working to stop road deaths and injuries, make streets and communities safer, promote sustainable travel, and... Read more

Refreshed on: 22 December 2021
Closed date: 06 January 2022
Tags: Campaigning, Digital