City of London, Greater London
£35,000 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Actively Interviewing
Job description

Street Child, one of the UK’s fastest-growing and most dynamic charities, are searching for an awesome fundraiser to lead our events and challenges space. This is an enormously demanding but epic role that sits right at the heart of the life of the charity – and is beyond vital to our supporter engagement and fundraising! 

 There are two critical components to the role: 

Firstly, you will lead the design and delivery of in-house events that our supporters will love. These presently range from galas to sporting challenges to more intimate supporter briefing events. Highlights of the current calendar include our flagship corporate gala which in recent years has been held at the Tate and raised c£1m; the utterly unique Sierra Leone Marathon, now in its 10th year; & the Big Ride for Africa, a 2-day corporate-focussed cycle challenge.  

Secondly, you will lead participant recruitment, management and fundraising maximisation across all in-house managed events and third-party challenges, such as the London Marathon and other sporting events, in the UK and globally..  

We are constantly looking to innovate and add to our events calendar. A critical additional element to the role will be working with colleagues to imagine new awesome in-house events – and to search for fresh exciting third-party opportunities that will thrill our supporters and give them fantastic platforms for fundraising. 

This role sits within our growing Public Fundraising team but requires close liaison with many teams, in particular corporate fundraising, who will also be driving a lot of the participation.  You will task/project manage team colleagues as appropriate, as well as managing at least one junior team member, probably more. 

 We need someone special who brings boundless imagination, energy, and personality – obviously allied with top-drawer organisational abilities and commitment to detail. Street Child is an environment that is not afraid to trust talented, hard-working professionals with big tasks – regardless of their prior levels of experience. So whilst extensive relevant experience would be a fantastic asset, and greatly valued, it is not essential – what is essential are the qualities listed above, underpinned by a massive desire and commitment to build and deliver the very best events and challenge programme possible, resulting in fantastic fundraising and supporter engagement.  

Application information can be found on the job description, otherwise to apply, please visit our website where you will find details on how to submit your CV and a compelling covering letter covering letter explaining why you think you could make an extraordinary impact in this role - ideally ASAP. We are ideally seeking to make a quick appointment so are selecting candidates for assessment and interviews on a rolling basis.

Diversity is important to us at Street Child and so we especially welcome applications from candidates with backgrounds typically under-represented in the sector and/or reflect the communities we seek to serve.  

About Street Child - 

Street Child believes that every child should be safe, go to school, and learn. We focus our work in the places where that is the furthest from being realised: remote, hard-to-reach areas and fragile, disaster-affected states across sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. Since 2008 we have helped over 650,000 children to go to school and learn Our projects focus on a combination of education, child protection and livelihood support. We partner with local organisations in everything we do.  


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Refreshed on: 19 January 2022
Closing date: 31 January 2022
Tags: Campaigning, Fundraising

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