London

£25000 - £30000 per annum + excellent benefits

Contract

R012151

About the organisation

Cancer Research UK – we are dedicated to working collectively to save more lives, create more tomorrows and dispel the fear of cancer. We... Read more

Job Description

Events Manager (12 Month Fixed-Term)

Salary: Circa £28,750 inclusive of London Weighting + excellent benefits

Contract length: 12 month FTC

Location: Angel, London

Do you have the passion and confidence to motivate through important and innovative events and communications?

We currently have a fantastic opportunity for a passionate yet level-headed and organised individual to help deliver a jam-packed schedule of events here at Cancer Research UK.

You will understand the power of face to face communications and be confident presenting and speaking to supporters. You will have experience of organising events, being hands-on when it comes to set-up and working in a busy team with multiple projects happening simultaneously. You will have a keen eye for detail, be a good communicator, able to write effective copy for emails, letters and presentations but will also not be afraid to pick up the phone and speak to supporters or suppliers when appropriate.

Here at Cancer Research UK, we're developing newer, kinder treatments and getting closer to cures every day. Thanks to research, the chances of surviving cancer have doubled in the last 40 years. We're so excited by the work we do and the potential it holds. It will be your job to convey this excitement to our supporters and stakeholders by delivering engaging experiences that help us to share the life-saving research that's happening now.

Gifts in Wills, also known as Legacy gifts fund over a third of our research. You will be a valuable member of a dynamic Events team delivering a varied schedule of events for the Legacy Department. We are a driven and motivated group of people who thrive as part of a team while we deliver a very busy but varied events programme which includes Lab tours, concerts, stands at conferences and shows as well as engagement events where we take our science to our supporters. So one day you could be working on the stand at a large scale conference or show and the next organising an afternoon tea with some supporters.

Every day we achieve extraordinary things by being innovative, imaginative and bold in our work. Join us today and help pioneer more tomorrows through your...


  • ability to manage multiple events, with competing deadlines, effectively

  • ability to motivate and influence through communications

  • ability to identify the best use of time and resources, and organise own tasks day-to-day

  • excellent networking and relationship management skills

  • excellent communication skills including face to face, written and phone

  • confident presentation skills

  • proven event management experience, delivering varied event formats to different audiences

  • solution-driven attitude

  • willingness and ability to travel regularly throughout the UK with some unsocial working hours on a regular basis.


If you think you possess the skills to help inspire our supporters to increase their support to us in a powerful yet sensitive way then we'd love to hear from you. For more information on this position, download a full candidate pack.

How to Apply

To apply, simply click the link below to take you through to our careers website where you can upload your CV, answer a few questions in relation to the role and include a cover letter too.

Closing date: Ongoing, so please don't hesitate to submit your application

Please note this role is known internally as Senior Events Delivery Executive.

Please see the following link for a full role profile:

At CRUK we value diversity and we're committed to creating an inclusive culture where everyone is able to be themselves and to reach their full potential. We actively encourage applications from people of all backgrounds and cultures and believe that a diverse workforce will help us to beat cancer sooner.

Please note, from 2019, our head office will be relocating from Islington to a new office space in Stratford, close to the Olympic Park.

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