Salary: Circa £24,000 per annum plus company car or car allowance
Location: Field/Home-based (with extensive travel covering Scotland) - please note, the post-holder must be located here due to the nature of the role and in order to meet the business need.
Contract type: 7 months secondment opportunity or fixed-term contract - 1st June to 31st December 2021
Minimum working pattern: Full-time, 35 hours per week
Application Deadline: Sunday 18th April 2021, 23:59pm - please note, this vacancy may close earlier if a high volume of applications are received, so do not hesitate to apply as soon as you can before the closing date where possible to avoid disappointment
Application method: Please provide a CV, you will also be asked some short application questions
Interview Date: Interviews are planned to be held on w/c 26th April. This will be a competency-based interview
Passionate about people and events? Looking for a fresh challenge working on exciting external events for an amazing charity?
We're looking for smart, brave and ambitious event planning gurus to manage and deliver an exceptional supporter experience and maximise income.
What are some of the things I will be doing?
Taking the lead in organising all aspects of events ranging from 1,000 to 3,500 participants.
Producing detailed planning documentation, and accurate event budgets within set deadlines to keep within budget, keep a record of event documentation and manage risk
Building knowledge of and relationships with key internal and external stakeholders and influencers in the communities where events are held (volunteers, suppliers and councils etc) and represent Cancer Research UK within the region to ensure a supporter-centric approach to event delivery, driving supporter experience
Managing local and national suppliers for each event, negotiating to ensure quality of service whilst keeping costs to a minimum
Supervising seasonal casual paid-for staff on event day to monitor performance and ensure casual staff deliver in accordance with data compliance, Health and Safety and other guidelines to contribute towards the on-the day experience and the safety of event attendees
What are some of the skills and experience we are looking for...
A track record of successful event delivery, with a focus on exceptional attendee experience
A working knowledge of IT systems including purchase order systems, databases, Microsoft office is desirable
Experience of managing budgets and monitoring and reporting on expenditure
Experience in evaluating events and projects and implementing improvements
·Working knowledge of health and safety guidelines and practices for events
Full clean driving licence and confident to drive a long wheelbase van
Requirement for physical activity and heavy lifting, with support where possible, when delivering events
Strong organisational skills with the ability to prioritise effectively, work efficiently and juggle competing priorities
You could be working for a smaller charity looking for the opportunity to work on larger scale events or an accomplished wedding planner and/or conference/banqueting executive looking to gain expertise in managing outside events in a cause driven environment. Diversity is key to our success and our events team come from a range of different industry sectors and backgrounds.
N.B. You must hold a full clean UK driving Licence, live within the region, and be flexible and willing to travel when necessary. For full details, please see the full role profile:
*This role is known internally as Area Events Manager.