London, Greater London
£30,000 -£36,000, dependent on experience and other benefits
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

This is an exciting time to join our creative and dynamic Partnerships & Fundraising team as an experienced, organised, energetic and highly competent Events Manager. 


This is a busy role for a talented individual who has experience of successfully delivering a portfolio of events, engaging with a wide range of stakeholders and is passionate about supporting young people. We are looking for someone who is proactive and uses their initiative to find creative ways to deliver an excellent supporter experience whilst achieving or exceeding fundraising targets. 


About UK Youth


Working across the country for over a century, UK Youth is a leading charity, committed to providing access to appropriate, high quality services and support in every community ensuring young people are empowered to build bright futures, regardless of their background or circumstances.


Young people with complex needs and those from disadvantaged backgrounds are being hardest hit by rising inequality and cuts to local services. Never has there been a more crucial time for organisations to work together to solve the problems that young people face in society.  


Alongside the UK Youth Movement, a network of over 5,500 national organisations, we reach more than 1.6 million young people. We build capacity, unlock funding and a develop a sense of connection with those young people and the youth workers who support them.


About the role

We are looking for an organised, adaptable and highly competent Events Manager with experience of managing multiple fundraising, stewardship and engagement events.  You will be a key member of the Partnerships & Fundraising Team working across UK Youth’s event portfolio with a particular focus on our special events including Art for Youth London, Art for Youth North, the annual Gala Dinner and growing our stewardship and engagement events calendar. 

Our events are attended by a range of our individual supporters and corporates partners including well-known brands such as Oliver Bonas, Microsoft, UPS, Coca Cola European Partners, and PwC to name a few.


You will work closely with volunteer committees to ensure the successful delivery of a portfolio of events throughout the year. You will be target driven and be a skilled and personable manager; excel at developing internal and external networks and feel confident in communicating to a variety of audiences.


You will be creative, proactive and have initiative and ideas. You will be organised, driven, reliable and have a positive approach to your work.  You will be able to work at a high level both within UK Youth and with our charity and corporate partners, have a flexible approach to work and be prepared to work occasional evenings and weekend as well as travel away from home on occasion to meet operational needs.  


This is an exciting time to join our team in a role that offers you the opportunity to make a real difference to the lives of thousands of young people.


How to Apply

Please apply online with your CV together with a one page supporting statement. Please ensure you fully addresses the criteria in the person specification and to state your salary expectations. Full details of the role can be found in the person specification below/ attached. 


Closing date for applications will be 9 am, 2 March 2020. 


Interviews: week commencing 9 March 2020.


Why work at UK Youth?

We are a values-based, passionate and committed organisation offering a friendly working environment with lots of opportunities for professional development and socialising with colleagues through activities such as office yoga, lunch and learn sessions and potluck lunches; as well as optional out of work social events such as bowling, tennis and baking.


This role will be located at our Head Office in Westminster. With multiple public transport links, a bright, modern and engaging working environment and access to local green spaces, the river Thames, cafes, bars and shops. We also benefit from a staffed reception, 24-hour access, showers and cycle storage, with a modern kitchen and communal spaces as well as free fruit and breakfast provided for all staff. 


UK Youth prides itself on being an Equal Opportunity employer and we would particularly welcome applications for this role from those who identify under one of the protected characteristics under the Equality Act 2010, which include race, age, disability, gender, religion or belief, and sexual orientation.


We value the differences that a diverse workforce brings and are committed to inclusivity, and to employing and supporting a diverse workforce. Our selection procedures ensure that people are treated on the basis of their relevant merits, experience, skills and abilities and that no individual receives more or less favourable treatment. We can offer flexibility through the interview process and endeavour to accommodate candidate’s needs.


As this role involves working in a regulated environment with young people any offer will be conditional to satisfactory background checks which include criminal record check and employment reference.


What we can offer you

A salary of £30,000 -£36,000, dependent on experience and other benefits including:


• 27 days annual leave plus bank holidays (pro rata for part time staff)

• Pension scheme (currently UK Youth match employee contributions up to 5%)

• Membership of our life insurance scheme which would pay out up to 4 times your salary

• Employee Assistance programme to support employees both professionally and personally

• 20% discount off bookings at Avon Tyrrell our New Forest Outdoor Centre including, camping, lodges and outdoor activities


We are committed to investing in the personal and professional development of everyone at UK Youth. Every staff member is entitled to 1 days paid development per calendar year in addition to the 2 days charity wide staff training days as well as volunteering leave one full day or two half days per calendar year.


Please check your email for confirmation that your application has been received and to follow further instructions if applicable.


Simplified Recruitment is a Job Advertising Agency working on behalf of UK Youth. By applying for this position you are giving us permission to pass your CV and covering letter to a third party in relation to recruitment. A full copy of our privacy policy can be viewed on our website.

 Ref: SR506785

Posted on: 11 February 2020
Closed date: 04 March 2020
Job ref: 506785
Tags: Fundraising, Legal