London, Greater London
Contract, 9-12 months (6 months also considered), Full-time
Job description

United World Schools is an award winning charity dedicated to improving educational opportunities for children living in some of the world’s poorest regions. We work in hard to reach areas to give every child access to quality, inclusive education. We partner with local communities and supporters around the world. 


Do you have experience of developing and managing high calibre events? Do you have excellent project management skills with demonstrable experience of managing budgets? 


We are looking for a fixed term Special Events lead to deliver numerous events, in particular plan and deliver our next Gala in March next year.  This is a great opportunity to join us and lead on Special Events. 


You will play a pivotal part in an ambitious team, in particularly tasked with planning and delivering our annual Gala in Spring 2022 raising £500k. You will support the philanthropy, corporate partnerships and Trusts and Foundations teams to deliver an annual event programme. 


To succeed, you will have experience of leading the delivery of a major fundraising event aimed at a high-value audience and working cross-organisationally on a programme of events. Communication and decision making skills plus a strong attention to detail will be critical for this role. 


For the Spring Gala, you will work alongside our fantastic Gala Committee, the in house team, leadership, trustees and other suppliers to deliver our best Gala yet. 


You will also evaluate and report on the effectiveness of our special events, implementing any necessary changes to develop our events programme further in the future.  


Application Instructions

To apply for this position, please send a CV (max 2 pages) and one page supporting statement

Closing date: 30th September 2021
Due to the urgency of the role, applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. To avoid disappointment, apply as soon as possible.

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Posted on: 15 September 2021
Closed date: 30 September 2021
Tags: Fundraising