London, Greater London
£24,000 - £30,000 per year (depending on experience)
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

JOB TITLE: Community and Special Events Coordinator

SALARY: £24,000 - £30,000 depending on experience

CONTRACT: Permanent Full Time

LOCATION: Office based (London) or home based, with travel

REPORTING TO: Community and Special Events Manager

DIRECT REPORTS: None                                                       


Role overview

To manage a range of projects and fundraisers within the Children with Cancer UK Community and Special Events team’s portfolio and provide excellent supporter experience to all to maximise income.


Children with Cancer UK

Established in 1988, by our Chairman Eddie O’Gorman, following his youngest son Paul O’Gorman passing away from Acute Lymphoid Leukaemia, ALL, Children with Cancer UK has gone on to become a leading force in paediatric oncology.

In the last 33 years we have raised a staggering £275m in the fight against childhood cancer. Over the years, working with the scientific community, we have made significant breakthroughs in the treatment of ALL, and have contributed to raising survival rates from 63% to 84%. Alongside this we have also invested in patient family accommodation and grants to families, in addition to supporting family days out and welfare programmes throughout the UK, helping children and their families to maintain as normal a life as possible during their treatment.

We are moving into a new phase of growth and are investing in our teams to expand our reach, grow our awareness and deliver greater income to ensure we can continue our fight against childhood cancer. Our leading pillar of work continues to be research into the cause, treatment and cure of this cruel disease, and we will not stop until every child survives.


Main Responsibilities

Community and Special Events

  • To relationship manage a range of community fundraisers.
  • To project manage a range of fundraising events; liaising with venues, organisers, prize donors, advertisers and suppliers.
  • To develop new campaigns and events in conjunction with your line manager.
  • Recruit and support new supporters to maximise their fundraising potential.
  • To assist with the organisation of the event days experience and attend as required.
  • Build relationships with existing and new fundraisers, providing fundraising materials, encouragement and support.
  • To give presentations and talks to fundraisers as required.
  • To log and monitor prizes for the team; to undertake some cold mailing and cold calling for specific product / prize donations or supporter acquisition.
  • To work collaboratively across departments.


  • To monitor campaign KPIs and objectives.
  • To manage fundraising activities on Raiser’s Edge.
  • To ensure that data relating to the Community and Special Events team is kept up-to-date and accessible to other members of the team.
  • To deal promptly with enquiries, both over the telephone and in writing.
  • To ensure mailings are dispatched effectively on a regular basis
  • To assist in the monitoring of stock and materials and ensuring adequate stocks are always held and available.

Additional Responsibilities

  • Any other reasonable duties as directed by your line manager.
  • The post requires a certain amount of evening and weekend work and the post holder is expected to attend events as and when required – throughout the UK or abroad.  The charity operates a time off in lieu system to make this time up which your line manager will need to approve.


Person Specification

  • Experience dealing with charity supporters
  • Project management experience
  • Experience working on multiple projects with conflicting priorities and deadlines
  • Experience building relationship with variety of stakeholders
  • Experience of public speaking
  • Community fundraising experience
  • Special events experience

Skills & Abilities

  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Ability to prioritise and multi-task
  • A keen eye for detail
  • Project management skills
  • Excellent customer service skills and an ability to work with a variety of stakeholders 
  • Good Excel skills
  • Experience using Raiser’s Edge
  • Demonstrable success in increasing fundraising income targets

Other attributes

  • Strong team player
  • Self-starter
  • Ability to work under pressure and to deadlines
  • Able to work collaboratively as part of a team and contribute to a positive working environment and culture 
  • Creative and innovative


At Children with Cancer UK we value diversity and we're committed to creating an inclusive culture where everyone is able to be themselves and to reach their full potential. The statements are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities and skills required for this position.


Application Instructions

Applications should consist of both a CV and a covering letter in order to be considered for the position.

More about Children with Cancer UK
Children with Cancer UK

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Refreshed on: 02 July 2021
Closed date: 09 July 2021
Tags: Fundraising