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Community & Events Officer

GU1, Guildford (Hybrid)
£24,000 - £26,000 per year (starting salary)
Job description

JOB TITLE: Community & Events Officer

DEPARTMENT: Fundraising

LOCATION: Guildford and Farnham office (with flexibility to work remotely)


SALARY RANGE: £24,000-£26,000 (starting salary).

HOUR PER WEEK: 35 hours a week (Full Time) with some weekend work where time off in lieu will be given.


Challengers is a voluntary sector organisation providing play and leisure services to disabled children and young people across Surrey, Hampshire and in Richmond, Kingston, and Chichester.

Our values are to be Accountable, Ambitious, Inclusive, Playful and Trustworthy, if these resonate with you please look at our website.

BENEFITS – As a Challengers employee, you will benefit from…

·31 days holiday (including Bank Holidays) with extra for long service and after your first years’ service, you’ll get your birthday off. Holiday entitlement is pro-rata for part time contracts.

·To work for an organisation who truly consider work life balance and have high expectations for our outcomes not only for those who use our services but for our teams as well.

·Free Training – We regularly invite all our staff to free training courses including Disability and Inclusion Awareness, Medication Administration, Safeguarding, First Aid, Makaton and more!

·Free DBS – As we require all staff to have a DBS before they start with us, we have decided to offer this free of charge.

·Pension & Health Care Cash Plan – All our staff have access to a NEST pension and Simply Health health care plan.

·Career breaks available after three years’ service, subject to approval.


·Work with the Community and Events Manager to implement Challengers Community and Events income strategy to a high standard.

·Working with the team to plan and deliver Challengers own events and external events including the marketing plan, supporter recruitment, supplier relationships, logistics, budgeting, communications, stewardship pre-event then on the day event management and post-event review.

·Cultivate, develop and manage effective relationships and partnerships with a range of community groups and supporters, including working with new, existing or lapsed donors and organisations to foster long-term Challengers, supporters.

·Support fundraisers in their DIY fundraising and development of opportunities for supporters to fundraise. Monitor online fundraising, through supporting those raising funds, to creating and maintaining clear income and communication records.

·Provide a high standard of stewardship for community and event supporters, by supporting their fundraising and wider journey and thanking them appropriately.

·Represent Challengers through public communications such as meetings, presentations and disability awareness workshops to existing and potential donors, ensuring the image of Challengers is represented correctly and in line with current policies, the vision and The Challengers Approach which is based on the Social Model of Disability.

·Support the wider Challengers Team with the delivery of fundraising events and meeting supporters in the community including some direct work on the event day which will include ad-hoc evenings and weekends for which time off in lieu will be given.

You’ll be great if you have:

·A passion for delivering successful events and engaging the community with our work

·An eye for detail and excellent organization skills

·Great written and communication skills

·A passion to make a difference to the lives of disabled children and young people

The deadline to apply to this role is Sunday 2nd June, with interviews being held on Monday 10th June. We will be in touch by Tuesday 4th June to let you know the outcome of your application.

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Challengers View profile Company size Size: 101 - 500
Posted on: 23 May 2024
Closed date: 02 June 2024 at 16:30
Job ref: Comm & Events Officer
Tags: Admin, Fundraising

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