City of London, London
£28,000 to £31,000 per annum
Job description
Do you want to work in a fast-paced, ambitious team managing a diverse portfolio of some of the UK’s best and biggest challenge events? Then we want to hear from you.

This role manages a portfolio of exciting events including delivering effective marketing plans, engaging stewardship journeys and delivering accurate reporting of event KPIs.

This is a 2-3 day a week job-share as a Challenge Event Executive, working alongside a talented and experienced individual.

This post works with internal stakeholders and external partners to ensure a fantastic supporter experience from sign up through to event day.

About the Team

The Challenge Event Team sits within the Mass Participation Team and is a crucial part of the Public Fundraising department. This team of six manage a range of third-party mass participation events such as the TCS London Marathon, The Royal Parks Half Marathon and The London Triathlon, to name a few. The team raise up to £3million a year, with an ambitious and exciting growth strategy.

Challenge Events sits within the broader Mass Participation Team, which also incorporates the Virtual Events and Owned Events and Products. The team have ambitions to raise £9m per year through a range of exciting mass participation fundraising propositions, which also include Facebook challenges, gaming and the charity’s flagship event RBC Race for the Kids.

About You

You will be highly organised and an effective communicator, able to juggle multiple projects and with proven experience of managing challenge events and meeting fundraising targets.

The ideal candidate will also have:

- A desire and ability to work flexibly in a 2-3 day a week job-share.
- Good understanding of the challenge event and mass event market.
- Strong relationship management skills and confident working with partners, suppliers, internal stakeholders and fundraisers.
- Strong understanding of effective marketing and stewardship practises to deliver high average gifts from fundraisers.
- A real passion for working in public fundraising and delivering engaging and inspiring supporter experiences

About the Charity

Every day brings new challenges at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH). Every day, over 600 seriously ill children from across the UK arrive for life-changing treatments. Every day, young lives hang in the balance as patients, families and staff battle the most complex illnesses. And every day, the brightest minds come together to achieve pioneering medical breakthroughs that change the lives of thousands of children – and change the world. This extraordinary hospital has always depended on charitable support to give seriously ill children the best chance to fulfil their potential. Without donations, Great Ormond Street Hospital Charity can’t help fund ground-breaking research, advanced equipment, child and family support services, and the rebuilding and refurbishment of wards and medical facilities. Our staff help to raise these vital funds for the hospital. A better future for seriously ill
children starts with you.

Recently awarded with a ‘Best Companies 2-star accreditation' and placed number 17 on the 2019 Sunday Times Best 100 Not-for-Profit Companies list - we offer a range of attractive benefits including; a flexible approach to working, 30 days holiday, life assurance, enhanced employer pension contributions, and a discounted season ticket loan.

Our Commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

We recognise that people from some backgrounds are under-represented in our workforce and across the wider Charity sector. In April 2021 we launched our ambitious three-year EDI strategy committing to becoming a more inclusive workforce, reflecting the diverse communities that we work with and for and demonstrating this through all our areas of work.

A more diverse workforce will enable us to deliver even more impact and we particularly encourage applications from communities which are under-represented in the charity. This includes people from Black, Asian and Ethnic Minority backgrounds, people with a disability, people who are LGBT+ or who are from less advantaged socioeconomic groups.

Further information on our EDI strategy can be found on our website.

Our approach to hybrid working

This role is based in our Central London office (WC1N, opposite Russell Square underground) with the option to work remotely up to three days a week.

Please refer to the full job description below for more information.

How to Apply

Please click on the apply button in the top right-hand corner where you will be taken to a short application form to complete. You are encouraged to include a cover letter with your application, and should refer to the 'GOSH Charity Information Pack' on the Careers page of our website before you apply.

Closing date: 7th December.

Ref: 104 954
Posted on: 24 November 2021
Closed date: 07 December 2021
Job ref: 104954
Tags: Fundraising