Hours: 35 hours per week / Permanent
Closing Date: Sunday 15th March 2020
Interview Dates: Round 1: w/c 23rd March 2020 (presentation requirement)
Round 2: w/c 30th March 2020
Our Special Events team is a key part of Philanthropy & Partnerships (P&P) in the Fundraising Division, creating, managing and delivering an impactful and effective events programme consisting of more than 10 exclusive events per year. These cumulatively raise over £2.5million with an ambition to significantly grow income over the next five to enable Marie Curie to reach more people, and to lead in the delivery of a good end of life experience.
This is an exciting and significant new position within the Special Events team to support our ambitious growth plans and the development of opportunities to attract new, younger and more diverse audiences. The role includes taking the strategic lead on all areas of processes and pipeline management; leading on the on-going strategic development of the highly successful series of Marie Curie Brain Games and delivering their own events within the events portfolio.
The post holder will actively contribute to the strategic planning of new events, seeking opportunities to secure beneficiary events and facilitating stewardship opportunities to help build stronger partnerships with the P&P high value audience and with colleagues at all levels across Marie Curie. The opportunity that this new level of role will create will be ambitious and varied, benefitting from a high level of autonomy and stepping up as a deputy for the Head of Special Events when needed.
This role requires a strong operational Events Manager with an understanding and appreciation of a data-driven culture, supporting the design of effective management reporting and analysis. They will have superb communications skills - both written and verbal - and excellent organisational abilities with outstanding attention to detail. They will have a proven track record in fundraising, project, stakeholder and people management with extensive experience of having organised multiple high-profile events. As well as being motivated, enthusiastic and innovative, they will possess the ability to pre-empt the teams' needs and potential challenges using their initiative and creativity to solve problems. They will have the confidence and experience to communicate with a wide range of audiences at all levels.
Every day of your life matters - from the first to the last. When you work for Marie Curie, you understand that better than ever. We're a passionate, committed and diverse team of more than 4,400 staff and 12,000 volunteers, here for people living with any terminal illness, and their families. We offer expert care, guidance and support, to help them get the most from the time they have left.
Marie Curie is an inclusive employer who values diversity and is a Stonewall champion. We actively encourage and welcome applications from candidates of diverse cultures, perspectives and lived experiences.
Please note: this vacancy may close early if a sufficient number of applications are received. Vauxhall, London