Up to £42333 per annum + 29 days annual leave
Job description

Job title: High Value Events Manager
Holborn, London
Contract Type:
Permanent, full-time
35 hours a week, Mon-Fri 9am-5pm (occasional out of hours commitment due to events and meetings with supporters)
Salary: Circa £42,333 per annum (inclusive of Inner London Weighting)
Generous benefits including minimum 29 days holiday plus public/bank holidays and flexible working

Charity People is delighted to be working with Action for Children to find an experienced events and relationship manager to join the Philanthropy and High Value Events Team at Action for Children and lead on the successful delivery of the charity's Byte Night portfolio, the UK's largest corporate sleep out.

Action for Children believe that every child and young person in the country has the right to a safe and happy childhood and the foundations they need to thrive. Every year, the organisation changes the lives of more than 300,000 children, young people and their families.

What are we looking for?

Taking place at 9 different regions across the UK, Byte Night is Action for Children's flagship fundraising event with an income target of circa £1 million. We are seeking an experienced High Value Events Manager to manage a team of three to drive income and engagement with Byte Night. You will be responsible for project management of the event, working with multiple stakeholders and ensuring that all necessary plans and processes are in place to deliver a successful outcome.

Working alongside the Senior High Value Events Manager and your team of 3 you will also provide outstanding supporter care to the regional fundraising boards that are integral to the success of Byte Night, ensuring that they are equipped to support our ambitious fundraising targets.

Excellent relationship management skills, a passion for events and the ability to stay calm under pressure whilst managing a busy workload will come naturally to you. Above all, your desire to help ensure that all children have a safe and happy childhood will shine through.

What does the role entail?

  • Providing strong leadership to your team of 3, taking a positive and proactive approach
  • Overseeing the stewardship of key relationships, ensuring outstanding supporter care and maximising engagement
  • Driving forward a robust project plan for Byte Night ensuring that all necessary internal and external support is in place and managed effectively to ensure the success of the event
  • Having budget oversight, ensuring that opportunities to grow income are maximised and expenditure is minimised

To succeed in this role you will need to be able to demonstrate experience of:

  • line managing at least 1 direct report
  • managing complex fundraising events
  • working with senior level supporters
  • managing internal and external stakeholders
  • meeting and exceeding income targets

This is a fantastic opportunity to make a real difference to vulnerable children's lives and to build a fulfilling and meaningful career with a leading national UK children's charity.

Our client is looking to interview suitable candidates on a rolling basis. To apply please send us your CV as soon as possible and we will be in touch with further details.

Charity People actively promotes equality, diversity and inclusion. We match charity needs with skills and experience of candidates, irrespective of age, disability (including hidden disabilities), race, religion or belief, gender, gender identity or gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, or sexual orientation. We do this because we know greater diversity will lead to even greater results for the charities we work with.

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Posted on: 30 November 2019
Closed date: 28 December 2019
Job ref: J20676
Tags: Fundraising