Closing date: 1 March 2020 at 11.30pm. First interviews: 10 March 2020. Second interviews: 20 March 2020.
If leading and inspring a high performing team, overseeing the delivery of an events portfolio, maximising growth and introducing new events sounds like your ideal role, then join us as Senior Events Manager – Challenge Events. We’ll provide the infrastructure and the rewards, including flexible working. All you need to bring is proven experience of effective line management, sound knowledge of challenge events, a passion for the cause and a real desire to make things happen.
This is an incredibly exciting time for Shelter as the entire organisation is rallying behind our ambitious strategy to end the housing emergency. To enable this strategy to become a reality, we have developed a new Income Generation plan that will see us significantly increase our annual income over the next three years. The Community & Events team is responsible for innovating, creating and delivering Shelter’s fundraising events and community fundraising programme. This includes a high value challenge and bespoke events portfolio consisting of participation in events such as London Marathon and own flagship events Vertical Rush and Sleep Walk for Shelter, as well as the support, development and promotion of successful community fundraising initiatives and an ambitious special events portfolio of high-profile cultural events and festival partnerships.
About the role
The Challenge Event team has large teams at all the main running events throughout the year and raise over £1million. Current key events include the London Marathon, Great North Run, Royal Parks Half Marathon, London Landmarks Half Marathon and more. This role will lead our Challenge Events portfolio, developing a strategy to maximise growth and engagement potential with current events and introduce new events and products.
A rare opportunity to drive forward and grow an already successful events portfolio, ensuring our events series continues to thrive and income is maximised to fund our vital work, you’ll collaborate with internal teams and forge vital relationships with external stakeholders to create new opportunities and partnerships. Line managing, developing and inspiring three Event Coordinators, overseeing the operational delivery of events and setting, managing and reporting of budgets are all key elements of this role.
To succeed, it’s vital that you can bring previous line management experience to lead the team effectively and ensure objectives are met. You will understand the need for flexible leadership styles and will have developed and empowered individuals to deliver results. Creative, innovative and proactive, you enjoy working as part of a team and thrive on ensuring your team are motivated and working to their best potential.
With this area aiming to substantially grow, operational and strategic knowledge of challenge events and the charity active events market is essential. The ability to apply lateral thinking, challenge the status quo and introduce new ideas is important too, as is respect for others’ opinions.
You will enjoy seeking out and implementing internal and external opportunities to drive performance and have demonstrable experience in successfully negotiating and building mutually beneficial relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
Please submit your CV and a supporting statement outlining why you’d like to be considered for this role, addressing the knowledge, skills, experience and behaviour profile specified in the job description. Please note, your application will not be considered if you don’t submit both a CV and a supporting statement.
The deadline to apply is 1 March 11.30pm, applications received after this will not be considered.
The wide range of benefits we offer include 30 days of annual leave, enhanced family friendly policies, pension and interest free travel loans. Our employees also have access to a tenancy deposit loan, cycle to work scheme and an employee assistance programme.
Shelter helps millions of people every year struggling with bad housing or homelessness through our advice, support and legal services. And we campaign to make sure that, one day, no one will have to turn to us for help. We’re here so no one has to fight bad housing or homelessness on their own.
To find out more about the role and the benefits of working for Shelter please visit our website. Apply to join our Income Generation team and be the change you want to see in society.
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We are happy to talk about flexible working, personal growth, and to promote a workplace where you can be yourself and achieve success based only on your merit.
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