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Senior Event Manager

Farringdon, Greater London (Hybrid)
£45,100 - £50,100 pa Full time (flexible working options available)

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Job description

Closing Date: 30 June 2024

Ref 6748

Save the Children UK has an exciting opportunity for passionate and dedicated individual to join our Special Events Team, that sits within the Partnerships and Philanthropy directorate, as a Senior Events Manager. This is a very varied role, and you will be involved in project and relationship management, maintaining budgets, volunteer recruitment, celebrity liaison, database management, sourcing prizes and event marketing as well as joining our team to help drive forwards our Special Events programme, during an exciting period of growth.

We look forward to receiving applications from individuals who are ambitious and driven with experience in project and relationship management.  

About Us

Save the Children UK believes every child deserves a future. In the UK and around the world, we work every day to give children a healthy start in life, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm.  When crisis strikes, and children are most vulnerable, we are always among the first to respond and the last to leave.  We ensure children's unique needs are met and their voices are heard. We deliver lasting results for millions of children, including those hardest to reach.

About you

As our Senior Events Manager, you will support a range of high value, high profile fundraising events and high-value stewardship and cultivation across Partnerships and Philanthropy.

You enjoy combining creativity and innovation with more practical responsibilities such as logistics and operations when delivering events. You're highly organised and able to work across a range of priorities and projects. You ideally will already have some fundraising events experience, although not essential. You have strong communication skills enabling you to adapt your style according to your audience; experience of working with high-net-worth individuals or celebrities would be an advantage.

In this role you will expertly deliver critical elements of large-scale and high-profile events including event concept execution, content design, production, guests and committee management. We will also count on you to identify engagement and stewardship opportunities for key high-profile relationships and develop new event concepts that support income growth.

In this role, you may:

  • Lead or support on the delivery of a range of high-profile events within the portfolio and/or high-value stewardship and cultivation across Partnerships & Philanthropy.
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with event committee members, stakeholders and high net worth individuals to maximise income and secure continued committed support. 
  • Manage relationships with external suppliers and agencies to develop relationships and negotiate costs to support a strong ROI on events.  
  • Provide support for the delivery of the entire total portfolio of events by attending and performing tasks on the day of events delivered by other team members.  

To be successful, it is important that you have/are:

  • Experience in project management and delivery 
  • Experience in working with completing priorities
  • Income target driven with demonstrable experience of maximising opportunities   
  • Experience in managing a diverse workload with multiple deadlines, deliverables and stakeholders
  • Exceptional organisational and project management skills
  • Ability to use creativity and initiative to develop and implement breakthrough ideas and innovations.

What we offer you:

  • Working for a charity provides one of the best benefits there is – a sense of purpose and reward for helping others. However, we understand the importance of giving back to our employees to ensure a happy and healthy working environment and work/life balance.
  • To have the best (and happiest) employees we focus on flexibility, inclusion, collaboration, health and wellbeing both in and outside of work.
  • We provide a wide range of benefits which will reward your hard work, motivate you, and inspire you to work to improve the lives of children every day.

Closing Date: 30th June 2024

Please note: To avoid disappointment, you are advised to submit your application as soon as possible as we reserve the right to close the vacancy early if a high volume of applications are received. This is to ensure that we can manage application levels whilst maintaining a positive candidate experience. Unfortunately once a vacancy has closed, we are unable to consider further applications.

Ways of Working:

The majority of our roles can be performed remotely in the UK, but there are likely to be times when you will be required to come to your contracted office (up to 2-4 days per month or 6-8 days per quarter).  This will be agreed with your Line Manager and team and is intended to be time spent on collaborating with colleagues and relationship building. 

Please note: travel costs to your contracted office will be at your own expense. 

Flexible Working - We are happy to discuss flexible working options at interview.

Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion: 

Save the Children UK believes in a world that is fair, inclusive and equitable where all children have the opportunity to change their world. We apply this to our workforce and we are committed to developing and supporting a diverse, equitable, and inclusive organisation where all employees have a sense of belonging and feel that they can be "Free to Be Me". We are not looking for just one type of person - we want to recruit people who can add fresh perspectives, innovative ideas or challenge that disrupts the risk of group think. 

We are especially interested in people whose childhood experiences - of life on a low income, of migration, of being in a racialised community, of the care system, of being LGBT+ or in an LGBT+ family or living with (or with someone with) a disability - help us to see things we might otherwise miss. Whatever your story is we want to hear it because we know that different voices, ideas, perspectives and knowledge, working together will enable us to better the lives of children around the world. This is the reason why we are all here.  

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Save the Children View profile Company size Size: More than 1000
Posted on: 10 June 2024
Closing date: 30 June 2024 at 14:25
Job ref: 6748
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