Unicef UK

Head of Special Events & Stewardship

Unicef UK
Stratford and New Town, London (Greater)
Circa £55,000 per annum
10 Jun 2019
24 Jun 2019
Full Time
Contract Type

Unicef ensures more of the world’s children are vaccinated, educated and protected than any other organisation. We have done more to influence laws and policies to help protect children than anyone else. We get things done. And we’re not going to stop until the world is a safe place for all our children.

The Special Events team at Unicef UK is responsible for delivering cross-organisation prospecting, cultivation, stewardship and fundraising events for high value philanthropy, trusts, foundations, corporate, sports, advocacy and our ambassador audiences. We have ambitious plans to grow and develop across all of our activities.  To help us deliver this critical work, we are seeking to recruit a Head of Special Events & Stewardship.

As the Head of Special Events & Stewardship, you will produce and manage an annual calendar of donor-focused, cause-led events. You will be responsible for maximising income potential through a variety of event channels and you will have specific responsibility for delivering a portfolio of Unicef UK owned events working with high value volunteer committees. You will also manage a team of two Special Events Managers and two Special Events Coordinators who have responsibility for their own portfolio of events.

To succeed in this role, you will have significant experience of delivering events for a high value audience, generating substantial income with a strong return on investment. You will have proven success in recruiting and managing high-level event committees to a financial return, prospecting and securing event sponsorship and gifts in kind. You will excel at building and nurturing relationships with supporters and suppliers and working collaboratively with Unicef UK partners and stakeholders.

Act now and visit www.unicef.org.uk/jobs to apply online.

Closing date: 5pm, Monday 24 June 2019.

Interview date: Friday, 5 July / Monday, 8 July 2019.

We particularly welcome applications from black, Asian and minority ethnic candidates, LGBTQ+ candidates, candidates with disabilities, and from men, because we would like to increase the representation of these groups at this level. We want to do this because we know greater diversity will lead to even greater results for children.

Unicef UK promotes equality, diversity and inclusion in our workplace. We make employment decisions by matching business needs with skills and experience of candidates, irrespective of age, disability (including hidden disabilities), gender, gender identity or gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, or sexual orientation.

We welcome applications from a diverse range of people, respecting and drawing on different perspectives, skills, experience and knowledge. 

The successful candidate will be required to apply for a criminal records check. A criminal record will not necessarily bar you from working with us. This will depend on the nature of the role and the circumstances of your offences.

We only accept online applications as this saves us money, making more funds available for us to help ensure children’s rights. CVs will not be accepted.

If you require support in completing the online form or an application form in an alternative format, please contact Supporter Care on 0300 330 5580 during office hours.

If you do not hear from us within 14 days of the closing date, please assume your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion. Please note that we only provide feedback to shortlisted candidates.

Registered Charity Nos. 1072612 (England and Wales) SC043677 (Scotland)

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