£30000 - £40000 per annum + excellent benefits
Contract, Full-time
Job description

Events & Partnerships Manager

Reports to: Events & Partnerships Senior Manager

Location: Stratford - with flexible working (1-2 days per week in the office. During events season, you may be required to work in the office more often)

Salary: £33-£40K pro rata, dependent on experience

Contract: 2 x Fixed Term Contracts. Full time.

1 x Fixed term contract: ASAP - 31 December 2021

1 x Fixed term: ASAP - 1 April 2022

Grade: P2

Application method: CV and cover letter required (telling us how your background and skills are relevant to this role and why you're interested in this role/working for Cancer Research UK)

Application Deadline: 25th April 23:55

Please note, this vacancy may close earlier if a high volume of applications are received, so please do not delay to submit an application where possible to avoid disappointment.

Are you a self-motivated and resilient individual with strong event management skills?

Why we need you

We are currently recruiting for two Event Managers to join our High Value Fundraising Events (HVFE) team, which sits in our wider Partnerships directorate.

You will be responsible for the event delivery and account management of some of our key owned events this autumn/winter, with strong links to the world of music and celebrity. The successful candidate will play a critical role in ensuring the team reach its ambitious fundraising target and deliver an unrivalled guest experience to our supporters across some of our most high-profile events.

What will I be doing?

Make an impact every day by:

  • Professionally and efficiently manage the delivery of our high-value fundraising events (£350k+) maximising income and support for Cancer Research UK (CRUK).
  • Work closely alongside the events committees and internal and external stakeholders to ensure the events are managed appropriately and we are maximising all opportunities.
  • Create a strong fundraising strategy that your team can work towards. Work with team members on prize acquisition to help secure 'money can't buy' auction prizes and create engaging pledge moments on the night.
  • Actively manage, cultivate and steward relationships with high-value and / or high potential supporters to ensure they receive an appropriate supporter journey to secure their long-term support for CRUK.
  • To closely track and review income and expenditure performance through the monthly commentary and quarterly reforecast process
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of HVFE's events strategy which will significantly grow income over the next five years

What skills are you looking for?

You'll be able to bring to the role

  • At least one year working in an Events Manager level role, or similar
  • A proven track record of success in developing and delivering fundraising events (£250k+) with a sound knowledge of the 'on the night' fundraising mechanisms
  • Experience in managing complex events or projects with multiple stakeholders
  • Resilient and calm under pressure - able to manage stress and bounce back from setbacks
  • A thorough understanding of the principles of budgeting and forecasting
  • Excellent organisational skills, practical and an eye for detail
  • Excellent time management, prioritisation and planning skills

To read through the full job description for this role, including all responsibilities & skill requirements please click

What will I gain?

Without you we wouldn't be able to achieve our aim of seeing 3 in 4 people survive cancer by 2034. So we want to reward you in as many ways as possible. Our benefits package includes discounts on anything from travel to technology, generous holiday allowance, gym membership, childcare vouchers and much more. We want to ensure that you have the best work/life balance possible, so we actively encourage a flexible working culture for all of our roles wherever possible. Depending on your role, options for flexibility could include home-working, reduced or flexi-hours, job shares, job splits, and core hours. For the majority of our office-based roles you'll only be required to work from a specific location for 1 or 2 days a week on average.

You'll also be able to access a wide range of learning and development opportunities. And ultimately, you'll know that you'll be changing lives through your work.

If you're as ambitious as we are, join our collective force and enjoy an excellent career, as we save lives and add years.

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Posted on: 09 April 2021
Closed date: 25 April 2021
Job ref: R017544
Tags: Fundraising, Project Management