National Events Fundraiser

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Reference number: 47568

Title: National Events Fundraiser

Location: Kings Cross, London - hybrid working

Salary: £26,600 (Inc London Weighting)

Hours: 37.5 hours per week

Closing date: Sunday 3 July 2022

Interview date: To be confirmed

Contract type: Permanent

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.  You will manage some of our core events such as the Great North Run and the Royal Parks Half Marathon.

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.

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.

You will be expected to work flexibly between home and our Sense Head Office in London (expected office days are 2 per week).  This is a full time, permanent position working 37.5 hours per week with flexibility around sart and finish times.

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.

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

About Sense

For everyone living with complex disabilities. For everyone who is deafblind. Sense is here to help people communicate and experience the world. We believe that no one, no matter how complex their disabilities, should be isolated, left out, or unable to fulfil their potential.

Working at Sense can be incredibly rewarding; we offer the opportunity to work in a large, diverse and successful charity where people can develop their skills, knowledge and careers in a supportive and flexible environment. In addition, we have excellent training and development, the opportunity for you to join our Group Personal Pension scheme and a generous annual leave entitlement.  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.  Take a look at the video below to see why we do what we do;

To apply

Please use the link below to complete your application. Managers will use your application to shortlist candidates for interview; in relation to the Personal Specification. Therefore, it is very important you complete this section thoroughly.  We would recommend that you read the candidate guidelines, job description and person specification (found at the base of this advert) before applying.

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.

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 recruitment@sense.org.uk

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.

For this role we particularly welcome applications from candidates from underrepresented ethnic minority backgrounds and candidates with disabilities. Sense is committed to equality of opportunity, and to promoting and celebrating the diversity of staff, volunteers and the people we work with. Everyone's contribution is valued and we ensure they're given the opportunity to realise their potential. We welcome applications from talented people from all sections of the community who share our values and belief that no one, no matter how complex their disabilities, should be isolated, left out, or unable to fulfil their potential. For more information please visit:  https://www.sense.org.uk/jobs/equality-diversity-and-inclusion-in-recruitment/

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