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The Neuromuscular Centre
A fantastic opportunity has arisen at a Cheshire disability charity for someone to join the fundraising team as Events Manager.
University of West London - Student Union
£29,738 per year
Can you put on exciting events? Can you expertly manage our student body while maintaining stretching targets?
Sense International
£40,000 - £45,000 per year
Lead on strategic development and growth of a major donor programme at this well-connected and ambitious international development charity.
City of London
£30000 - £36000 per annum + (plus London weighting)
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Central London, Greater London
Dependent on Experience
Permanent, Full-time
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Job description

Special Events Officer

Women for Women International was founded in 1993 to help women survivors of war rebuild their lives, their families and communities. The UK office was established in 2006 and has grown a strong and effective supporter base. At the heart of our fundraising has always been our Special Events portfolio, which continues to grow from strength to strength each year, generating our largest source of unrestricted funding and cultivating a hub of creative, inspirational supporters, both new and existing who add value across our organisation individually and through their networks.

The Special Events Officer works closely with the Special Events Team Lead developing, implementing, and reviewing an events strategy and working closely with a group of major donors and VIP supporters through committees to maximise them for the organisation. Our Special Events portfolio has an ambitious 6-figure target from direct activity as well as identifying and delivering corporate sponsorship and gifts-in-kind to support the events portfolio. As well as supporting their line manager with our flagship events, the Special Events Officer will be responsible for delivering other events through the year supporting the wider team to achieve a range of objectives.

Our portfolio currently includes a Car Boot Sale, Luncheon, Dance and a variety of other niche special events. This opportunity will suit someone who wants to make their mark in Special Events fundraising, who is ambitious, highly organised, target focused and has excellent interpersonal skills.

The ideal candidate will be a self-starter with a ‘can do’ attitude, the ability to communicate passionately the work that we do and enthuse and inspire a senior volunteer committee. We are looking for someone with a track record of working in a fast-paced events delivery environment from within the not-for-profit sector or from an arts or fashion background. You will be an excellent multi-tasker and project manager, with exceptional organisational skills, used to working to tight deadlines and within small budgets.

You will have a track record of delivering events that deliver against objectives, particularly financial objectives. You will be a skilled negotiator and understand the value of our brand and the calibre of our events portfolio. You will be an excellent communicator, particularly face to face and over the telephone. Your relationship building will be second to none, instilling confidence in those around you to deliver objectives. An ability to communicate your passion and inspire others is a must.

The Special Events Officer would be expected to work within the framework of Women for Women International’s core values.

Women for Women International are an equal opportunities employer and we positively welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their religious beliefs or political opinions, sex, marital or family statuses, races, sexual orientations, ages or whether they are disabled. All applicants must have the right to work in the UK.

Women for Women International – UK is a registered charity (charity number: 1115109) and a company limited by guarantee (company no: 05650155), registered in England and Wales.

Reports to: Special Events Team Lead

Line Management: None, supervision of volunteers

Proposed Start Date: ASAP

Location:49-51 East Road, London N1 6AH

Interviews: TBC

Working Pattern: Full Time

Salary Level:Dependant on experience

Deadline:  Midnight 28th October 2019

Job Description

This is a key role within the Special Events team, delivering a range of events and meeting targets, objectives and KPIs. Woking closely with the Special Events Team Lead on all aspects of Special Event Management and in particular:

Relationship Development

  • Develop and maintain key stakeholder relationships for committees and #SheInspiresMe events such as #SheInspiresMe Dance, #SheInspiresMe Lunch and #SheInspiresMe Car Boot Sale
  • Work closely with the Philanthropy Team to work on a series of cultivation events supporting the stewardship of new and existing Major Donors
  • Coordination of timely and accurate follow-up plan and process involving the Special Events Manager, other colleagues and senior stakeholders as appropriate

Event Management and Delivery

  • Supported by your line manager, take a lead on the development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of #SheInspiresMe Lunch, #SheInspiresMe Car Boot Sale, #SheInspiresMe Dance  to agreed targets, objectives and KPIs.
  • Work with Sponsorship team to support a series of ‘In Conversation With’ events and other smaller events identified in the portfolio
  • Identify, secure and manage 3rd parties to ensure successful delivery of events including securing pro bono/gift in kind support
  • Support the Special Events Lead overseeing the on-site management at events, directing and managing 3rd parties, colleagues and volunteers
  • Maintain accurate up to date records of income and expenditure to provide status reports and updates to the Special Events Manager, and others as and when required
  • Deliver timely Risk Assessment and Analysis for each event

Guest Management, including but not exclusively

  • Drafting communications to key participants such as host, performers, honourees etc. both pre and post event
  • Manage RSVPs, including ticket and table sales, raise and send invoices, chase for payment
  • Ensure that up to date records of supporters are recorded for all activity and kept in line with data protection guidelines, laws and in accordance with sector best practice
  • Produce networking and briefing notes for key attendees

Design, Print and Online including but not exclusively

  • Be the main point of contact in the management of all event materials including the design, copy and production through to delivery and deadline, on budget and to brief for all pre, during and post event materials, in print and online.
  • Work with the Digital Marketing Officer to develop and deliver web and social activity to support the achievement of event objectives and meet guest expectations

Volunteer Management

  • Recruit, brief and manage teams of volunteers (up to 80) on site; ensure all health and safety, insurance and policies have been adhered to, so to safeguard volunteers and Women for Women International


  • Work closely with colleagues in the Finance and Operations team to ensure all financial procedures are adhered to.
  • Undertake any other duties appropriate to the post as may be required

To apply, please send your CV, and a covering letter (no more than 2 pages) outlining how your previous experience, knowledge and skills equip you to meet the requirements of the person specification. 

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Women for Women International-UK

Since 1993, Women for Women International has reached over 500,000 marginalised women in countries affected by war and conflict. We directly wo... Read more

Posted on: 14 October 2019
Closing date: 28 October 2019
Tags: Fundraising,Intl Development

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