Marketing & Events Officer

Taunton/Yeovil – travel between sites will be required, and flexible working considered.
£25,869 per annum
Closing date
21 Apr 2021

Job Details


This organisation has been at the heart of Somerset’s community for 40 years. Their dedicated teams provide high quality, compassionate care and support to help patients, their families and carers facing a life-limiting illness. Last year they supported more than 4,900 people.

Their success depends upon recruiting and developing the very best people, who can innovate as well as bring experience and fresh new ideas to the hospice, so that they can provide the best care possible for patients and their families.

Their Values:
They are patient-centred, compassionate, respectful, brave, self-aware, informed and driven.

Marketing & Events Officer
Taunton/Yeovil – travel between sites will be required, and flexible working considered
Hours: 37 hours a week – evening and weekend work will be required
Salary: £25,869 per annum

Patients, their families, staff, volunteers and supporters are at the heart of this charity.

This is an exciting opportunity to join this charity's Fundraising & Communications Team in a new role, which will see you take responsibility for developing and marketing their portfolio of events as they phase their return to public fundraising in line with the roadmap out of lockdown.

After twelve months of restrictions, which have limited their ability to organise fundraising, they are eager to start engaging again with their local community and putting on exciting new events. As well as taking ownership of their flagship mass participation events, you will have the chance to bring your own ideas and experience to help innovate their event portfolio and ensure that it continues to appeal to a range of audiences, both physical and virtual.  

Whether it’s organising a fun run for 600 people, or hosting a celebratory black-tie Ball, you will have the knowledge, skills and experience to put on fantastic events, which focus on offering supporters a first-class experience. You will understand the brand awareness opportunities of events, but also recognise the importance of achieving a good return on investment for the charity.

This post will report to the Marketing Manager, reflecting the emphasis the charity wishes to place on engaging and recruiting new supporters to take part in hospice events, through a range of communications and digital techniques.

As part of a wider team, you will play a pivotal role in delivering the charity's three-year strategic framework, which has at its heart the need to embed first class supporter experience. You will ensure that their supporters receive tailored communications and are fully supported in their journey with the hospice.

Everyday this Hospice helps patients, families and carers across Somerset who are facing a life-limiting illness. This care and support is provided in the community, in patients own homes, as outpatients and day patients at their Taunton and Yeovil hospice hubs and in their In-patient Unit.

If you would like to make a real difference to patients and their families across Somerset, they look forward to hearing from you.

About you

  • Proven track record of planning and implementing successful charity, mass participation and challenge events that generate a profitable return
  • Knowledge and working experience of using a range of marketing techniques to target and engage audiences
  • Experience of working with, motivating and managing a team of volunteers
  • Excellent communication and relationship skills
  • Ability to plan and organise busy workloads, taking into account changing priorities

What they offer 
In return the charity offers a rewarding role in a stimulating and positive working environment, with active support for training and opportunities to develop new skills, while knowing that you are helping to make each day count for individuals and families in Somerset.

Benefits include:

  • Auto enrolment for eligible staff in Workplace pension scheme.
  • Free car parking.
  • Initial 28 days annual leave (including bank holiday) pro rata increasing dependant on length of service.
  • Eligibility for NHS discounts – Blue Light Card etc
  • Confidential and free 24 hour Employee Assistance Programme for you and your family offering:
    • Counselling
    • Support
    • Legal, Financial and Medical Information and Advice
    • A Vitality & Wellbeing health portal

Closing date: 21st April 2021
Interviews: 30th April 2021

To Apply and for More Information:

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No agencies please.

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