The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award
London, Greater London (Hybrid)
£36,035 - £39,998 per year
Permanent, Contract, Part-time, Full-time
Job description

Events Manager X 2 ( Contract and Perm roles)

Location: London with hybrid working

Salary: £36,035 to £39,998 pa pro rata dependent on experience

The vacancy

We help young people to build life-long belief in themselves, supporting them to take on their own challenges, follow their passions and discover talents they never knew they had. Because when you prove yourself that you’re ready for anything nothing can hold you back.

Do you want to join our inspiring mission?

We are looking for an enthusiastic and experienced events specialist with a genuine passion for fundraising to join our Fundraising Events Team to help us create and deliver memorable experiences for our donors. We are recruiting for two roles with experience in special events. A six month contract and a permanent opportunity. We will be happy to consider part time or full-time hours for the 6-month contract with immediate start. The permanent opportunity is full-time with hybrid working.

The Fundraising Events team plays a significant role in supporting income generation across the wider Fundraising Team through an exciting and varied events portfolio, including fundraising dinners, donor engagement events, golf days, a clay shoot and mass participation events.

What you will be working on?  

As an events manager, you will be  responsible for the delivery of a high-quality annual portfolio of events that inspire, motivate, and develop support for the charity. You will be responsible for ensuring high quality stewardship opportunities and maximising income potential from fundraising activities. You will be project managing and delivering events from conception through to completion, ensuring events achieve the agreed KPIs and ROI.

You will collaborate closely with colleagues across the Corporate Partnerships and Major Gifts teams to ensure we are delivering great experiences for our supporters.  

What are we looking for?  

  • Demonstrable experience of delivering and managing successful fundraising or profit-making special events. 
  • Experience of budget setting, budget management and delivering an efficient return on investment.  
  • Ability to create and deliver operational plans, with an eye on the bigger picture, as well as operational detail. 
  • Experience of successfully working to deadlines and targets. 
  • Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills to engage with stakeholders both internally and externally.  
  • Ability to negotiate well 
  • Excellent administrative and organisational skills 
  • Presentation and report writing skills 

Due to the nature of the role, you will be flexible with regular travel, evening work and occasional overnight stays within the UK.

If you are passionate about being part of the Duke of Edinburgh’s incredible legacy to empower young people with the confidence, skills and resilience to make a real difference to themselves and the world, we would very much like to hear from you.

Successful applicants will be required to undergo a basic criminal record check (e.g. DBS/PVG or similar).

Closing date: 31-May-2022

Interview dates: Ongoing

Please note the vacancy may close early and we will be shortlisting and interviewing on an ongoing basis. We recommend you apply at the earliest opportunity to ensure your application is considered.

How to apply

Please ensure you complete a statement of suitability or cover letter while completing an online application form. We will not consider your application without this.

If you would like to access the application form in a different format or if would like any assistance that might help improve your experience while completing the application, please contact us by email.

About DofE

Since its launch in 1956, the DofE has empowered millions of young people to become the very best they can be. It was established by HRH The Duke of Edinburgh, our Patron, and is still guided by the same set of principles he laid down.

The flexibility and adaptability of DofE have allowed the DofE to spread around the world. We operate through a social franchise model in the UK, licensing and supporting a wide range of organisations to deliver DofE programmes to hundreds of thousands of young people every year.

Despite the disruption caused by the COVID-19 outbreak our ambition to grow the number of young people who can access a DofE programme remains unchanged and we continue to engage new partners and develop innovative ways of working with businesses, the voluntary sector, and policymakers across the UK to ensure that any young person who wants to do their DofE can do so.

Diversity, equality & inclusion

The DofE is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive staff team and we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

We recruit, develop, promote and value people without regard to race, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or age. In order to meet the changing needs and aspirations of the most diverse generation of young adults ever, our staff need a range of perspectives, skills, and lived experience.

While we welcome applications from people of all backgrounds to join our passionate and friendly team, at present people of colour, disabled people, and people under 25 are not as well represented as we would like. As such we particularly encourage applicants from these backgrounds.

Posted on: 23 May 2022
Closed date: 31 May 2022 at 23:59
Tags: Marketing, Management