Bath, Bath and North East Somerset (On-site)
Bristol, Bristol City
Cardiff, Cardiff
Dorchester, Dorset
£29,500 - £32,500 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description


Roles available: x2, both roles will have the same responsibilities.

Salary: £29,500 - £32,500 per annum (inclusive of £4,500 car allowance) car allowances are not viewed as a benefit or as any part of remuneration. Employees who receive a car allowance must provide a suitable car for business purposes and is based on the criteria of a minimum business mileage of 5,000 per annum
Contract type: Permanent, Full-time, 35 hours/week
Location: Home-based/Field-based in and around Cornwall, Devon, Somerset, Wiltshire, Hampshire, Worchester, Dorset, Wales - candidates must live within 20 miles of the boundary due to business need
Application deadline: Tuesday 19 July 23:55

Additional details: You must hold a full clean UK driving licence, and be flexible and willing to travel when necessary, including evening and weekends. In this event you will be eligible for time off in lieu.

Application Method: In our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, we are using Anonymous CVs through our recruitment portal. Please therefore ensure that you have completed the 'Work History' section of the application form and that you have answered the application questions. You will be asked to upload a CV, but we will not be using this as part of the shortlisting process and it will therefore not be reviewed. We would like you to submit a covering letter online in the text box provided. Please include your motivations for applying for the role and how you feel your skills and experience are a good match.

Passionate about people and events? Looking for a fresh challenge working on exciting external events for an amazing charity?

Our hard-working events teams work across the country to deliver large scale outdoor events within their geographical areas.  These include Race for Life, Shine Night Walk, Pretty Muddy and is an integral part of our fundraising, last year bringing in over £13 million for the charity. We’re looking for smart and ambitious event planners to manage and deliver an exceptional supporter experience and maximise income.

You will be making an impact by...

  • Planning, organising and delivering an agreed number of complex and large-scale events including Race for Life, Shine Night Walk, Pretty Muddy

  • Managing, planning and delivering a range of smaller, bespoke events, providing an exceptional experience for attendees, from a range of audiences which include CRUK supporters

  • Negotiating event dates, prices and venue contracts in a timely manner to achieve best value, and the best terms and conditions

  • Undertaking venue research as required. Arrange and attend site visits to assess suitability of venues for the intended audience and event type

  • 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 help

  • Diligently manage local and national suppliers for each event, negotiating to ensure quality of service whilst keeping costs to a minimum

  • Supervise seasonal casual paid-for staff on event day to monitor performance

You'll bring to the role…

  • Experience of event planning, management and delivery – preferably mass participation events e.g., over 1000 people

  • Strong organisational skills with the ability to prioritise effectively, work efficiently and juggle competing priorities

  • A proven problem solver who can assess a situation quickly and make decisions, escalating when necessary

  • 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

  • Excellent communication skills - verbal, non-verbal and written

  • A strong self-awareness that allows you to play to your strengths and manage your development areas

  • Requirement for physical activity and heavy lifting, with support where possible, when delivering events

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 and much more. 

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: 05 July 2022
Closed date: 20 July 2022 at 23:59
Tags: Fundraising, Project Management