Do you have proven experience of delivering high profile and/or large-scale income generating projects and events, ideally within the areas of culture, entertainment and sport? Then join Shelter in the brand new role of Culture, Entertainment and Sports Manager and you could soon be playing a big part in developing and delivering Shelter’s new products, initiatives and events in the future.
A home is a fundamental human need, as essential as education or healthcare. Yet millions of people across Britain struggle on a daily basis with homelessness, bad housing conditions, soaring rents, discrimination and the threat of eviction. So, we are striving for change, with individuals, in communities, across society, and leading the way to a safe home. We need ambitious, best-in-class individuals who are passionate about our cause to join us at this exciting time. This is your chance to play a part in the fundamental change we are striving to achieve.
At Shelter we are united by our purpose to defend the right to a safe home. Our enemy is the social injustice at the core of the escalating housing emergency. We believe that to win that fight, we must be representative of the people we are here to help and those who support our movement for change. In all our people decisions, we take pride in being inclusive, fair, equitable and transparent.
We have committed to combat racism both within and outside Shelter and welcome you on our journey to becoming a truly anti-racist organisation.
About the team
Part of our thriving Income Generation Directorate, the Culture, Entertainment and Sports team has organised a wide range of exciting, high-profile events and activities over the years. We’ve worked with a variety of A-list and up and coming talent too, such as Liam Gallagher, Skepta, Jorja Smith, Years & Years and Eddie Izzard, to name but a few. Whilst we’ve faced many challenges due to Covid-19, there are many new opportunities ahead. Indeed, we’re currently looking at creating a number of new activities to reach new audiences and raise money for Shelter’s vital work in the future. This is your chance to be part of that future.
About the role
The focus here will be on delivering the Culture, Entertainment and Sports team portfolio that will include a range of initiatives, products and events, as well as line managing a Culture, Entertainment and Sports Co-ordinator. Day-to-day, we’ll rely on you to take responsibility for project and campaign management, including setting up and monitoring metrics and success criteria. Undertaking marketplace analysis to understand the charity sector and entertainment and sports industries in order to influence and inform plans for team activities and strategy will be important too, as will developing a firm grasp of Shelter’s audience segmentation so that we can engage target audiences effectively. Along the way, you’ll get to collaborate with teams across the whole of Shelter too, as together you create and deliver a successful portfolio and ensure organisational buy in is achieved.
As well as proven relevant experience, you’ll need excellent planning and organisational skills, a results-driven approach and a proven ability to generate significant levels of income through fundraising activity and meeting ambitious targets. You’ll also need in-depth knowledge of the competitive marketplace and culture, entertainment, and sports industries and the trends within them, excellent communication and relationship building skills, with significant experience of working with in-house teams as well as external suppliers such as venues and agencies is important too. And, when it comes to providing excellent line management and encouraging professional development in others, again, you have what it takes to succeed.
We offer a wide range of benefits, including 30 days of annual leave, enhanced family friendly policies, pension and interest free travel loans. Our employees also have access to a tenancy deposit loan, payroll giving, cycle to work scheme and an employee assistance programme.
Shelter helps millions of people every year struggling with bad housing or homelessness through our advice, support and legal services. And we campaign to make sure that, one day, no one will have to turn to us for help. We’re here so no one has to fight bad housing or homelessness on their own.
To find out more about the role and the benefits of working for Shelter please visit our website. Apply to be part of our team and be the change you want to see in society.
Safeguarding is everyone's business. Shelter is committed to protecting the health, wellbeing and human rights of those we support, and enabling them to live free from harm, abuse and neglect. All our staff will be expected to observe professional standards of behaviour and conduct their work in line with our Safeguarding Policies.
We are happy to talk about flexible working, personal growth, and to promote a workplace where you can be yourself and achieve success based only on your merit.
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