Brighton, Brighton and Hove (On-site)
£35,000 - £45,000 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description


Grounded Events, organisers of mass participation sporting events including the Brighton Marathon Weekend, Brighton Trail Weekend and Ragnar Relay UK, is looking for a Charity & Community Development Manager to drive the acquisition of new charity and local community partnerships across our event portfolio.

Though the effects of Covid-19 have been felt throughout the events industry, GE have been working hard during this period to refine our existing events and develop a number of new events. With these exciting projects on the horizon, we’re looking to expand our Commercial Team to meet the growing needs of the business.

As Charity & Community Development Manager, you will be working as part of our Commercial team, responsible for driving the acquisition of regional, national and global charity partners – as well as local community partners - for Grounded Events in order to drive revenue growth and create reciprocal benefits for the local community. 

More than 60% of our participants take on our events through or for a charity and this role will be instrumental in helping grow partnerships in order to support fundraising growth.

We are looking for an individual who is passionate about the charity sector – previous experience working for a charity would be highly advantageous for this role - with an in depth understanding of the goals and challenges facing prospective charity partners. We need an experienced sales and business development professional with a strong understanding of fundamental marketing principles, capable of taking a consultative approach to identifying and delivering value to charity and community partners.

This is a truly exciting time to be joining the business, with industry defining new events and innovations providing an opportunity to drive the development of our charity and local community offering. We are looking for the right candidate to take ownership and help develop partnerships that deliver demonstrable value to our participants, community, local economy, business partners and the company.

Please see Job Specification for further details.

NB. You must be prepared to work some occasional overtime, especially in the lead up to the event, as well as being willing to work some weekends, including the weekends preceding the events and over event weekend to ensure effective delivery.




We are a small but extremely hard working, committed and conscientious team of people. We believe in pulling together, sharing ideas, innovating and striving to produce events of international quality and status.

The following are key values of GEC.

  • Creativity: Never be scared to make new suggestions
  • Passion: Have a passion for the work you are doing with a drive to learn and develop
  • Support: Embrace others’ views and needs and support team members
  • Collaboration: Working as one team in the office and on-site in a team that expands to include freelancers, volunteers and consultants
  • Innovation: Use analysis, debriefs and feedback to drive event development on all levels, from communications to production and marketing
  • Communication: Be open with your colleagues to allow better productivity and a positive working environment
  • Accountability: Plan, implement, and be responsible for the results




  • SALARY: £35,000-£45,000 dependent on experience.  
  • PENSION: Enrolment into our company pension scheme
  • GYM MEMBERSHIP: Gym membership reimbursed by the business
  • LEAVE: 28 days leave per annum, including bank holidays. Time off in lieu for event weekends worked and office closed over Christmas and New Year period.
  • THE REST: Offices in the heart of Brighton, a stone’s throw from the beach, great coffee from local roasters Back Yard Coffee, beer fridge and fantastic colleagues



At GEC, we want to ensure that we celebrate diversity in our workforce as well as bringing different perspectives to our business. We are an equal opportunities employer and positively encourage applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, ethnicity, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion and belief.

The job description is a guide to the work you will be initially required to undertake. It may be changed from time to time to meet changing circumstances. As your experience grows you will be expected to suggest improvements, solve problems and enhance the effectiveness of the role. The spec summarises the main aspects of the job but does not cover all the duties that the job holder may have to perform.

Application Instructions

To be considered for this role, you must provide:
- An up-to-date C.V
- A concise cover letter detailing why you think you should be considered for this role and specifically why you want to work at Grounded Events Company
- Details on your current remuneration and / or salary expectation
- Names and contact details for two referees (referees will not be contacted until final interview stage)

Please note that applications without all of the above information will not be considered for this role.

More about The Grounded Events Company Ltd

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Posted on: 19 January 2022
Closed date: 09 February 2022 at 11:23
Tags: Business Development

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