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Special Events Manager

Harris Hill
£27,627 - 31,908 per year + inc LW
Closing date
7 Oct 2021

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Fundraising, Events Fundraising
Children & Youth
Full Time
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A great opportunity has arisen for a Special Events Manager for a leading children charity based in London in order to contribute to the Fundraising department s purpose of maximising income from potential and current supporters through project managing specific events (including securing sponsorship), and providing committee support

Deadline: 22.09 at 8am

Key responsibilities:

To successfully manage and deliver large-scale fundraising events and special projects by overseeing all event logistics and relationship management
To lead on specific fundraising projects and large-scale events, and support development of assistants through your projects
Contribute to and deliver particular aspects of the department s annual business plan and budget. To support project groups for the Special Events team to improve processes and identify new opportunities
To manage and develop relationships with senior volunteers and potential supporters through effective and regular communication
To proactively seek out opportunities to add value to the team and wider organisation
To develop and create engaging materials for events and stakeholders
To act as experts in our field by offering support and expertise both internally and externally
To work cross-departmentally to ensure that fundraising activities are managed and developed in a way that maximises income for the charity through streamlined processes
To manage, negotiate and review relationships with external suppliers to ensure the most cost effective outcome

Person specification:

Experience and knowledge of event management, specifically with a track record of successfully delivering large scale events by applying creativity and innovation
Excellent ability to establish, develop and maintain relationships with a wide variety of stakeholders
Strong organisational and project management skills with the ability to organise and plan own work with conflicting deadlines
Well-developed experience of working with other teams to maximise positive results for the organisation
Excellent ability to successfully influence and negotiate with others
Excellent communication skills to present information in a clear, persuasive and inspiring way for a range of audiences
Strong understanding of budget management. The ability to analyse and meet financial targets
Experience of success in a customer focussed environment, such as fundraising, sales or marketing
Experience of success in developing and delivering fundraising events and activity
Track record of demonstrating initiative and creativity to achieve desired outcomes
Experience of using Windows-based software packages, including word processing, spread sheets, electronic mail and the internet


Harris Hill has been providing the Charity and Not-for-Profit sector with high quality recruitment solutions for over 27 years. In the past year we have worked on more than 3,000 charity vacancies (approximately 2,000 permanent and 1,000 temporary) and are continuing to grow, developing new teams to respond to the strong demand for specialist charity professionals.

Our teams focus on specific functions within charities including Fundraising, Marketing/PR/Digital, Data Management & Business Support, Finance, Human Resources, Temporary and Executive-level roles.

We are committed to delivering a level of excellence to both candidates and clients alike and have an unrivalled reputation for finding talented people their ideal charity jobs within the UK's leading national and international charities and non-profit organisations.

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