SE1, London
£37,000 to £40,000 gross per annum plus £4,452 London Weighting Allowance, if applicable
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Job title: Senior Events Manager

Region: London or home-based

Directorate: Fundraising, Marketing & Remembrance

Contract: Permanent. Full Time, 35 hours per week

Salary: £37,000 to £40,000 gross per annum plus £4,452 London Weighting Allowance, if applicable



About The Royal British Legion

Careers in Fundraising


Across the country, in every city and on every street, the Legion is there to support our Armed Forces community. As the largest charity of our kind, we have 235,000 members, 60,000 volunteers and a network of partners all helping us give support wherever and whenever it's needed.


With over 200 employees, our Fundraising teams form an important part of this pack. Their passion and collaboration bring in millions of pounds every year. Money that goes on to improve and change the lives of this community.


It's this mission, this scale, this challenge and the values we all live by, that makes the Legion such a fulfilling place to thrive.


As a directorate we commit to ensuring our supporters feel valued, and driven to deliver fundraising that is effective, agile and sector leading. We do this by putting supporters at the heart of everything we do, and by embedding a learning culture in our teams where process improvement and innovation are embraced and celebrated.


So, if you want to give your days meaning. To put your passion into a role with real impact. To support people and be supported yourself. In an inclusive team that faces every challenge together. Whatever your interests and ambitions, we think you’ll find a role here that works for you, with career opportunities right across the UK.



The Role


The Mass Events department at The Royal British Legion has grown rapidly over the last 3 years, gaining a reputation as a trail blazer, producing some of the best fundraising events in the sector.   We are proud that we deliver most of our events in-house through our specialist event logistics team.  They sit alongside specialist teams focusing on event marketing, partnerships and participant stewardship.


We are looking for an experienced Senior Events Manager, with a background in events management, project management, and team management, to lead the event logistics team, and lead the cross-department project management of a successful portfolio of fundraising events.  


Your background may be commercial, not-for profit or the Armed Forces; regardless of where you have come from, you will have gained significant experience in a range of settings, leading teams to develop and deliver high quality events that result in an outstanding on-the-day supporter experience.


Responsible for leading our Mass Events Logistics Team, you will be a confident and inspirational people manager, experienced in achieving results by managing through others, and matrix management.   


An enthusiastic event manager, you will have significant knowledge and experience of event planning and logistics, gained in a range of settings that ideally include fundraising or sport, in the UK and overseas. 


As the senior manager in the Mass Events Department, reporting directly to the Head of Department, you will have significant experience of managing complex projects involving a range of senior stakeholders.  You will relish the challenge of developing and leading a collaborative planning process across the Mass Events department, managing project plans to ensure that marketing, partnerships, stewardship and logistics activity are coordinated. 


The ideal candidate will also be able to demonstrate experience of developing event products in a competitive market. With a commitment to continuous improvement, you will lead the event evaluation process across the department and contribute to an insight-led test-and-learn culture. 


The candidate can choose to be based at our London office (Haig House, 199 Borough High Street, London, SE1 1AA), or home-based with some travel to our London office required. 


As an inclusive employer, we welcome conversations on flexible working and any reasonable adjustments that may be required.


Diversity Statement


We believe that the compassion, understanding and service we show each, and every individual customer should be reflected in the way we all support, respect and include every individual who works with us.

It’s because of this that we have strived hard to create a One Legion culture that we can all feel part of and succeed in. It’s why we make sure that you have the opportunities you need to learn and develop. It’s why we’re invested in making RBL a truly inclusive place to work, where everyone can be themselves. It’s why you’re welcome, whoever you might be.

It’s why we welcome applications from people with diverse backgrounds and experiences.



How to Apply

Please apply by clicking ‘Apply online’.



Closing date for this role is: Sunday 31st October 2021.


We reserve the right to close this vacancy when we are in receipt of sufficient applications. Should you wish to apply for this post you are advised to complete and submit your application form as soon as possible

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Posted on: 01 October 2021
Closed date: 31 October 2021
Tags: Fundraising