National Events Fundraiser

Reference number: 46288

Title: National Events Fundraiser

Location: Kings Cross, London

Salary: £25,298 (Inc London Weighting)

Hours: 37.5 hours per week

Closing date: Tuesday 30 November 2021

Interview date: To be confirmed

Contract type: Fixed Term, Temporary

Job advert:

About the role

In this exciting and varied role you will work as a member of the National Events Team to market, recruit and support our challenge events, filling places and ensuring Sense Event participants receive the best possible supporter care and experience. This post is central to the activities of Sense. It is a rewarding and fulfilling role, where what you do really goes towards supporting our fantastic individuals and their families. 

This is a full time, fixed term position until March 2023. You will be expected to work at our Sense Head Office in London 1 - 2 days per week and the remainder from home. 

You will work in conjunction with the National Events Manager to deliver the London Marathon, Sense's largest fundraising event. Alongside this you will also manage our two trekking events ran by Action Challenge and our Open Events programme.

You will be developing marketing plans to recruit participants on to your events, as well as delivering excellent stewardship to all of our supporters. There will also be elements of on the day logistics including cheer points, recruiting volunteers and post-race receptions.

In addition, you will be the first point of contact into the National Events Team, dealing with general enquiries via phone, email or in person.

What we need from you......

We’re looking for someone ambitious who is able to communicate confidently and who has excellent administration skills with strong attention to detail.

You need to have the ability to balance a diverse workload, and an appetite to learn and develop within the world of events. There will also be lots of opportunities to work with and learn from other teams across the organisation including digital, high value partnerships and our shops and services.

We welcome applications from candidates who have recently held an internship, those who are looking for their first role in a charity environment and those who have the right transferable skills to make a difference in a driven, ambitious and fun team.

Essential requirements:

  • Experience of successful events fundraising
  • Experience of managing a variety of fundraising events with large volumes of participants
  • Demonstrable experience of budgeting and financial reporting
  • Strong marketing knowledge with experience of writing marketing and publicity material for a range of events and audiences
  • Excellent networking and interpersonal skills with the maturity and ability to communicate with a wide range of supporters, colleagues, supplier etc.
  • Excellent organisational and administrative skills with an ability to prioritise, plan and manage a complex and varied workload

To apply

Please note to avoid disappointment, we advise you to submit your application as soon as possible as we reserve the right to close posts at any time. Hiring managers will be using your CV and supporting statement to shortlist candidates for interview. 

No agency submissions please: any submissions without prior authorisation from the Sense Recruitment Team will be treated as our own and as such no fee will be payable.

If you require any further assistance, please contact the Recruitment Team on 0121 415 6735 or

Sense is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable children and adults and expects all employees to share this commitment. Therefore, all offers of employment, where appropriate, are subject to a DBS check; level dependant on the nature of the role.

Sense is committed to equality of opportunity, and to promoting and celebrating the diversity of staff, volunteers and the people we work with. We value everyone’s contribution and ensure people are given the opportunity to realise their potential. We will promote equality and diversity in all that we do and the work we do in partnership with others. For more information please visit:


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