Special Events Fundraiser

Reference number: 47934

Title: Special Events Fundraiser

Location: King's Cross, London

Salary: £26,600.00 per annum (Inc. London Allowance)

Hours: 37.5 hours per week, full time

Closing date: Sunday 7 August 2022

Interview date: To be confirmed

Contract type: Temporary, Fixed Term

Job advert:

About the role

Sense International has an exciting opportunity for an ambitious fundraiser to join our team as a Special Events Fundraiser and help take our fundraising to the next level. This full time, 2 months fixed term position working at our office in King’s Cross, London. 

The succesful application will manage the running of a key donor stewardship event held at the House of Lords on September 22nd 2022. Organise every aspect of the event, ensuring it runs smoothly and manage the follow up activity and bespoke actions for all guests after the event.

You will be the first point of contact for the event, dealing with all enquiries and details via phone, email or in person. As well as work alongside the Head of Fundraising and Communications with admin and logistical support across the portfolio, where necessary.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Manage the organisation of the House of Lords event, monitoring and recording invitations, guest details, speakers and the running order for the event.
  • Manage the income and expenditure budgets for the event and ensure that financial data is recorded accurately and safely
  • Manage the communication about the event for all internal staff at Sense International and the senior volunteers associated with the event

Key skills and experience

  • Excellent organisational and administrative skills with an ability to prioritise, plan and manage a complex and varied workload
  • Experience of raising funds through special events.
  • Experience of managing a variety of fundraising events
  • Demonstrable experience of budgeting and financial reporting

About Sense International

Sense International is a global charity supporting people with deafblindness in Bangladesh, India, Kenya, Nepal, Tanzania, Peru, Romania and Uganda. We are one of the world’s leading international organisations working for people with deafblindness and their families.

Working at Sense International can be incredibly rewarding; we offer the opportunity to work in a 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.

Find out more about Sense International's work in the video below.

To apply

Please use the link below to complete your application. Managers will use your application to shortlist candidates 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 and job description (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.

Sense International 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 an enhanced DBS check or equivalent police checks if situated outside of the UK.

If you require any further assistance, please contact the Recruitment Team on +44 (0)121 415 6735 or recruitment@sense.org.uk

Sense International 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.

Please note: To apply for the role of Philanthropy Manager at Sense International you will be redirected to the Sense UK website as we use the same HR system.

Job description: Download the job description

Candidate guidelines: Download the candidate guidelines

Related links

Who Sense supports

More about Sense, it's visions and values

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