Special Events Manager
Are you passionate about dogs and cats? Our people and animals make Battersea a great place to work. Your expertise will help increase our impact for dogs and cats everywhere.
We are looking for a Special Events Manager to lead and develop the Special Events team and programme and develop and manage our Event Committees to deliver and maximise income for our dogs and cats. The role will also involve developing and maintaining a Special Events strategy which ensures that the team grows its income to meet the needs of the Home.
Battersea is here for every dog and cat and has been since 1860. We are a leading animal welfare charity and over the last 150 years we’ve grown from one home in London to three rescuing and rehoming centres across the South East. With c500 staff and 1000 volunteers, we have cared for over three million vulnerable animals We also campaign tirelessly to make things better for dogs and cats; sharing our expertise and educating the public and policymakers about responsible pet ownership. Join us and make a difference for every dog and cat.
Our Fundraising Team
Battersea’s multiple award-winning Fundraising department raises around 60% of the Charity’s total income. Working with colleagues across the organisation, we provide members of the public and organisations with opportunities to engage with Battersea and to support our work. Through continued investment, net fundraising income has risen from just £100,000 in 2010 to £13m in 2018, and we aim to reach a net income of £18m by 2020 to make sure Battersea can be here for every cat and dog now and in the future.
This role sits within the Philanthropy and Partnerships unit which works to engage philanthropists and partners to support Battersea’s current and future work; helping them to understand the dramatic difference their donations can make to the work of our charity. The team has been growing and in 2019 will raise over £3.7m (£600k corporate, £1m Special Events, £1.1m Major Donors and £1m Trusts), to enable Battersea to deliver our ambitious strategy.
What we can offer you
Our dedicated people mean that we can be here for every dog and cat. Whether you are sharing an office with our dogs or directly caring for our cats, our animals show their appreciation every day. There is no better reward than seeing the difference you make to the lives of our dogs and cats first-hand; although we also provide a wide range of employee benefits, including:
- 28 days of annual leave (plus 8 days paid public holidays) per year
- Generous pension contributions – up to 10% employer contribution
- Free healthcare cash plan, where you can claim for a range of treatment including dental (£120), optical (£120), physiotherapy, chiropody and acupuncture (£300) every year
- Annual interest-free season ticket loans
- Discounted gym memberships and cycle to work schemes
- Life insurance
So, if you are passionate about dogs, cats and about our work, then we’d like to hear from you.
For full details, including our job applicant privacy notice, please download our recruitment pack. You can apply by visiting our online application portal. All applications must be submitted before the closing date advertised.